The Cordner clan list their 1932 Greensborough home after 80 seasons

The Cordner clan list their 1932 Greensborough home after 80 seasons
Jonathan ChancellorDecember 8, 2020

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Ashmead, the landmark six bedroom 1932 Greensborough home of the Cordner family for the past eight decades, has been listed for August 11 auction.

It’s the family whose name is synonymous with the Melbourne Football Club.

Pillars of the local community, the majestic English Revival manor house was built for Dr Edward Cordner and wife, Margaret, who raised their family of four boys at the 1834 square metre property.

Dr Cordner and all four sons, Don, Denis, Ted and John, played for the Melbourne Football Club in the 1940s, producing two captains voted in the Team of the Century and one Brownlow medallist.

From 1953, the eldest son Dr Ted Cordner and his wife Anne raised their family of six children there, one of whom became a third generation player for Melbourne. Ted died in 1996 and his widow, Elizabeth, (nee Baillieu) who was Australian director of the UNESCO-affiliated International Social Service, assisting migrants and refugees, died in 2009.

From its steep rooflines, rough sand-rendered outer walls, medieval doors and archways, tiled balcony, polished hardwood floors, handsome kauri pine staircase, open fire places and leadlight, its Jellis Craig Ivanhoe agent Liz Walker says the home presents true to the style and era.

“Authentic to the day it was built,” she says.

There’s a library/study in the former surgery. The Grimshaw Street grounds feature a tennis court, a separate cellar, wood shed and store rooms.

The home is heritage overlay protected along with its imposing cypress hedge.

Liz Walker is looking in the vicinity of $1 million.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.

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