Hawthorn 2 Scotsburn Street
Private Auction Tuesday 19th October
Clearly, much has happened in the world since YARRAKUNA was last sold in 1968. One thing that has remained constant however, is the huge appeal of this property, an evocative, perfectly preserved example of early '60s design on a significant land holding bordered by municipal parkland, with extensive Yarra River frontage.
Rare not only for the fact that it's available for the first time in several generations, but also because it occupies one of the few level allotments that border the Yarra, time has in fact been deservedly kind to this exceptional Harry J Little designed residence. Its elegant style and proportions, so instantly reflective of the era, have gained in desirability and demand while the rarity of a site measuring some 1400m2 right on the river ensures this is an address where style and space are matched by status.
Leafy balcony outlooks towards the water accompany elevated living, dining and family room spaces served by a kitchen of retro authenticity, with a garden balcony, while four bedrooms, a substantial study/office and two pristine bathrooms, including the main bedroom's ensuite, occupy a dedicated wing of their own.
Outdoor retreats orientated to the river, garden dimensions that illustrate the scale of the allotment and generous carport and storage proportions further enhance YARRAKUNA, where the opportunity to adopt such a signature '60s address is matched by the option to create a fresh contemporary landmark, (STCA), on one of Hawthorn's most sought after cul-de-sacs.
Precisely 5kms as the crow flies from the Spring Street/Flinders Street corner, this remarkable property between Fairview Park and the Scotch College campus is further complemented by the presence of municipal parkland on two sides and the river before you!