St Kilda 51 Grey Street
Expressions of Interest Closing Wed 6th April 2pm
A landmark address in so many ways, its future offers options and opportunities to rescue, respect and re-define one of the city's most majestic residences.
Originally built as Barham House in 1850 - a date that makes it one of Melbourne's earliest homes - the property was extended and re-modeled by the architectural firm Reed and Barnes for the pastoralist John Currie in the early 1870s. By 1877, renamed EILDON, and essentially serving as Currie's place of retirement, the property enjoyed a reputation of renowned beauty due to its grand façade, exceptional presence and the richness of its fittings and fixtures - as well as for its significant allotment of some 2203m2 approximately.
Many of these attributes remain intact today and, naturally, they have gained in importance with the passage of time. Most notably of course, the land size, which in the context of the current era represents a huge inner city holding. The exceptional allotment accompanies EILDON's evocative spaces where towering ceilings, marble fire places, timber floors, elaborate tiles, a grand staircase, basement cellar and stables illustrate a preserved integrity.
For many years the centre for the educational activities and cultural contributions of Alliance Francaise, following an extensive period as a privately run boarding house, EILDON today stands poised on the cusp of a rewarding new era, an important next phase.
The chance to acquire this prominent Melbourne property and to define its future is an opportunity of outstanding scope and scale, moments from downtown St Kilda, Albert Park Lake, the sea and the CBD.
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ABERCROMBY'S REAL ESTATE
Tim Derham 0438 332 844
Jock Langley 0419 530 008
In Conjunction with
Joseph Walton 0417 309 347
Christian Hatzis 0452 544 844