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Estate in Evans Court, Toorak, priced above $45 million poised to break Victorian house price record
One of Melbourne’s most reclusive and wealthy families is selling an extravagant Toorak estate, a collection of mansions expected to fetch up to $50 million.
The six houses were amassed into one portfolio by the former head of BP, James Stafford-Fox, and his wife Moyna. The couple bought the grand mansion at 15 Evans Court and then spent nearly two decades accumulating five neighbouring properties, creating an exclusive compound in the city’s richest pocket.
After their death, the estate was bought in 2013 by the Roche family for an undisclosed sum, all of which was donated to funding dementia research.
Read more here: https://www.domain.com.au/news/estate-in-evans-court-toorak-priced-above-45-million-poised-to-break-victorian-house-price-record-20180125-h0oaks/
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Last night Abercromby's hosted an event at the 85 Spring Street, display suite. Our guest were immersed in the sights, sounds and beautiful views from this magnificent development, which is a complete work of art. We would like to say a big thank you to everyone who made this a truly memorable night.
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Melbourne ’s leafy inner eastern suburb of Hawthorn and surrounds, with a run of prestige homes changing hands recently and agents tipped to stay busy until Christmas.
Good demand has been supporting prices, with buyers drawn to the convenient location and access to sought-after schools. But stock levels are subdued.
The broader residential market has been slowing, but the best homes in top locations are still drawing keen interest.
Three standout Hawthorn homes have traded in one week for a combined value of about $35 million through agency Kay and Burton.
The landmark sale was a five-bedroom residence on more than 3300sq m on Harcourt Street, Hawthorn East.
Dating to 1891 and designed by architect John Beswicke, who was also behind the Hawthorn Town Hall building, the restored home has contemporary features including swimming pool, tennis court and sauna.
The dining room has a black marble fireplace, the kitchen houses an eight-burner hotplate and double oven, while residents can enjoy a library and a conservatory.
Industry sources tipped the final sale price for the home at more than $16m.
Elsewhere, a four-bedroom home with working boutique vineyard at 32 Coppin Grove, Hawthorn, nearby former Australia Post boss Ahmed Fahour’s mansion, also changed hands.
The property is set on more than 8000sq m with Yarra River frontage and is home to family business Coppin Grove Wines, which makes Coppin Grove Sparkling from pinot noir and chardonnay grapes.
The sale price was more than $10m, industry sources say.
At 55 Hawthorn Grove, Hawthorn, a four-bedroom residence sold for a rumoured $8m-plus, with touches such as a Versailles-inspired foyer, glass spa and internal lift.
Rose gold taps, a marble kitchen plus butler’s pantry with Gaggenau ovens, a glass-walled gymnasium and six-car garage complete the home.
Kay and Burton partner Sam Wilkinson says it was “reasonably rare” to have the three landmark Hawthorn area properties on the market together but the results were a sign of a strong market.
“We’ve found the better-quality houses that have been offered to the marketplace have all sold under competition and that’s a sign that people are confident in the family homes market in and around the area,” Wilkinson tells The Weekend Australian.
“For the right property, people are willing to part with big dollars to secure those homes.”
But buyers had been “discerning and selective”, and the $2m-$4m segment of the market had “softened a touch”, with properties taking slightly longer to sell, he says.
Stock levels had been reasonable but not “over the top” as some prospective vendors were concerned about finding their next property to buy.
The agency has now listed 58 Mary Street, Hawthorn, with expectations of $4.9m-$5.39m, and 6 Oak Street, Hawthorn, with expectations of $3.5m-$3.85m.
The average house price in Hawthorn is $1.985m, according to realestate.com.au figures, up 43 per cent since 2014.
With the market picking up, vendor expectations have also been rising and homes were still selling for hefty premiums, RT Edgar Boroondara director and auctioneer Paul Walker says.
“It is pretty competitive and we’d usually run to auction. There’s been about three to four bidders at every auction, sometimes more,” Walker adds.
Buyers are drawn to the area’s proximity to the CBD, nearby private schools and cafe culture, he says, adding he expects to be busy until the summer break with new listings still coming online.
The agency has listed the former wedding venue at 867 Glenferrie Road, Kew, on the Hawthorn border, which last traded for $11.3m one year ago and now has expectations of $13m-$14.3m.
Abercromby’s director Jock Langley says homes in the area that had sold less than five years ago for $2.5m-$3m were now trading for $5.5m and $7m.
The agency sold the six-bedroom Victorian home at 49 Lisson Grove, Hawthorn, this winter for $7.65m and has now listed 42 Hawthorn Grove, Hawthorn, with a price of $6.2m-$6.82m.
Jellis Craig co-founder Alastair Craig says off-market sales had been stronger than usual, an average of about two a week in the Boroondara council region over the past 12 months. Banks are more willing to lend to buyers in areas such as Hawthorn that are considered more of a “safe bet” than other parts of the city, he says.
Melbourne property market showing signs of slowing. Jock Langley talks to @recondaily about Melbourne's property market. CoreLogic's final auction numbers show that Melbourne's clearance rate fell below 70 per cent to 69.2 per cent last week, the city's weakest result since July 2016. Jock Langley of Abercromby's Armadale in inner Melbourne told SCHWARTZWILLIAMS, the market he services is still "pretty strong". He said in some areas in Melbourne might be seeing "less action" because there is a "smaller buyer pool", but Abercromby's Armadale's clearance rates have been "as good as you could ask for". Read more here: https://therealestateconversation.com.au/2017/11/17/melbourne-property-market-showing-signs-slowing/1510871840
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What to see this weekend: The best properties on show in Melbourne.
1/1 Alexandra Avenue, South Yarra - $1.55 million-$1.7 million
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car spaceThe triple-A ring to this address underlines its enviable location on a prominent corner. The elevated ground-floor apartment, newly renovated, looks west from an enclosed sunroom to the Botanic Gardens and north, from a secure porch and through the living room’s picture window, to the 1899 Morell Bridge over the Yarra. Step from the kitchen to a courtyard with pool and barbecue area shared with others in the boutique 1920s building.Auction: 11.30am, November 18
Agent: Abercromby’s, Ada Taylor 0428 058 880
152 O'Sullivans Lane Kerrie.
Equestrian, lifestyle property in a beautiful setting less than an hour from Melbourne as featured in the property section of the @TheWeeklyTimes
SOMEONE could be about to discover their dream home in the pages of The Weekly Times, just as David Yunghanns and his wife did 17 years ago.
“We’d been looking for a long time, then I was working in Melbourne ... and my wife is a country girl, so we needed to be a commutable distance,” David said.
“Through The Weekly Times we saw this property. Back then we really hadn’t even thought to look in Macedon Ranges. We came up here and it was, ‘Wow’.
“We just loved it from the day we saw it.”
Posted on 22 Sep 2017, 10:41 a.m. in News
Great article about Abercromby's in the media today.
Real estate is an industry that often seems wed to the notion that “he who makes the most noise wins”. But an elite Melbourne agency is defying this trend by continuing to deliver extraordinary sales while staying deliberately discreet.
Abercromby’s Real Estate is the agency of choice for discerning locals, expatriates and international buyers seeking to transact significant Melbourne property away from the spotlight. Almost 84 per cent of the firm’s business is by referrals, including an increasing number of foreign investors seeking access into the world’s most liveable city. With agents fluent in Putonghua and Cantonese, Abercromby’s conducts private meetings worldwide and serves as a personal fitting guide for Australian expatriates and Chinese and Asian buyers. “We regularly travel to mainland China, Hong Kong, Singapore and London to sit down with clients in their own environment,” says director Jock Langley. “When you respect someone’s time and privacy, it builds trust and transparency. It has allowed us the privilege of being invited to represent the kind of property and people that make for extraordinary opportunities.” Abercromby’s is preparing to unveil several campaigns, certain to continue its outstanding run for Melbourne’s prestige market. Among them is an unrivalled six-dwelling gated community on a 5,000-square-metre block in blue chip Toorak. The agency has also been appointed to the exclusive Residences at 85 Spring Street overlooking Fitzroy Gardens and Parliament House. These properties sit in the legacy bracket and vendors wish to attract buyers who like to acquire rare and significant property.
Launched 14 years ago, Abercromby’s was the first to introduce the private auction where leading homes are offered to a gathering of only pre-approved bidders. Though ultra discreet, these events deliver valuable results.Langley and fellow director Andrew Harlock, however, would rather not discuss any recent sales, deferring instead to the benefits of the strategy. “Property excels when you put it in front of the right people,” Harlock says. “It takes time and discretion but the results continue to speak for themselves.”
Article as featured in the South China Morning Post on Friday 22nd September.
Last Thursday evening Abercromby's hosted an event at Quaff restaurant raising money for our chosen charities Secondbite and beyondblue. Amanda Elliot who is the first female Chairman of the Victorian Racing Club in its 153 year history was our guest speaker and she regaled our 40 odd female clients/advocates of Abercromby’s.
A special thank you to Amanda Elliott and milliner Penelope D’Alton who both helped provide an entertaining evening for all to enjoy.
Posted on 25 Aug 2017, 12:13 p.m. in News
Well done to Sam Goddard, Winner of the Domain Rising Star 2017.
“For me, the extra mile should not be an extraordinary event but it should be an everyday one,” he says.
Goddard has mastered digital channels to stay connected to his clientele, but has never strayed from old-fashioned approachability. He reaped success with a letterbox drop of an “a bit about me” flyer with three new listings and nearly $200,000 in fees.
“I went to a school with all traditional paths that were just not for me. I wanted to be in real estate. This is a huge achievement.”
Posted on 18 Aug 2017, 10:25 a.m. in News
We are pleased to announce a significant new addition to the Abercromby’s sales team, with the appointment of well-regarded Stonnington agent Ada Taylor as a Senior Sales Executive.
Having been a part of the Stonnington community since birth, Ada has spent many years working in the local market during which she has assembled an impressive list of excellent results and a strong client network.
Her arrival comes during a period of outstanding success for us, having so far recorded one of our strongest winters on record, with a string of noteworthy sales achieved through our market-leading strategies in the private auction and off-market space.
Director Jock Langley welcomes Ada’s appointment as adding yet more strength and diversity to the Abercromby’s offering.
“Ada has a superb reputation for building a strong connection with vendors and buyers alike, as well as an excellent understanding of how to present and market prestige homes at the highest level.”
“We know her skills and style are going to resonate extremely well with the people and property we represent.”
Ada says she is extremely excited with the opportunity to embrace what is already an impressive “white glove” approach.
“Women are key decision makers in real estate transactions and I believe it can be extremely helpful to have another woman negotiating that process with them.”
“I admire Abercromby’s high care approach to real estate and I am very excited at the prospect of helping to further grow their reputation as the genuine boutique leader in Melbourne’s top end.”
Posted on 28 Jul 2017, 10:40 a.m. in News
Congratulations to our own 'Sam Goddard' who has been nominated again as a finalist in this year Domain's Rising Star Awards. Click the link to read more: http://www.domain.com.au/group/agent-news/announcing-the-2017-domain-rising-star-finalists/
FORMER news anchor Helen Kapalos is selling her stylish apartment in Collingwood’s sought-after Foy & Gibson precinct.
Exposed brickwork, soaring timber ceilings, rustic floorboards and a loft bedroom are highlights of the chic two-bedroom pad at 11/109 Oxford St.
The warehouse conversion, in the former factory’s “Bohemia” building, has a price guide of $980,000 to $1.078 million and will be auctioned on July 22.
Posted on 13 Jul 2017, 12:24 p.m. in General Interest
Moving to a new home can be one the biggest changes that a family can face especially for young children, so it is important to take them into consideration. With proper and sensitive planning, these changes can be put into positive framework.
The following are a few points to take into consideration.
- Prepare your children for the move by giving them lots of information about the reasons for moving, and letting them know what they can expect in their new home.
- Invite children to talk about their feelings with you.
- Listen to what they have to say and assure them that you understand.
- Avoid being over optimistic and insisting everything will be wonderful. Even if the new home is fantastic it may still take time for them to adjust.
- Try not to take it personally if your child is having trouble adjusting to the move and blames you for causing it. Try to explain that sometimes big decisions need to be made and some cannot be avoided.
- Provide emotional support and understanding.
- Share the feelings that you may have had during your childhood.
- Don’t forget to share your feelings with someone, adults sometimes need support as well.
- Focus on the positive aspects of your new home, neighborhood and community.
- Minimise changes to the child’s routine and avoid any other new experiences such as toilet training, new foods, a new pet etc.
- Prepare for the move by using fantasy play with your child to act out the moving process with toys and stories.
- Expect some regressive behaviors such as thumb sucking, sleep disturbances or bed wetting before and after the move.
- Involve your young child in the moving process by encouraging them to pack at least one box of their own things.
- Personalise your child’s boxes by providing labels, stickers, rubber stamps or color pens to mark the boxes. Perhaps your child can create their own labels.
- Create a story book of the move by taking photographs at various stages of the move.
- Keep in mind that young children live in the present. Don’t be surprised if moving in the weeks ahead has little meaning to them.
- Help your children say goodbye to friends by encouraging them to have a party or informal get together. Make a scrap book as a keepsake.
- Give them specific jobs to help with the move and let them know that their assistance is essential.
- Gather information from contacts regarding information about the new community.
- Make contact with clubs or sports organisations that your family would be interested in.
- Highlight any excellent facilities that they may not have had in their neighbourhood.
- Contact the new schools for information on their activities and programs.
- Some people tend to have the children looked after while they are packing and organising but this is not necessarily a good idea. It may help involving them completely in the activities of the move.
- Above all try and keep life as normal as possible, concentrate on the positives but ensure you understand their feelings.
Posted on 13 Jul 2017, 12:17 p.m. in General Interest
Did you know that it is compulsory to notify some organisations of your change of details?
- These include, Vic Roads within seven days for your vehicle registration & driver’s license, and the Electoral Office. You will also have some organizations like banks, insurance companies and doctors, where you will need to change your details also.
- Australian Taxation Office...This particular change of address must be done in writing. For the ATO’s most recent address please look in the latest white pages A-K. The letter must include: your tax file number, your old address, your new address and the date that it comes into effect, also three copies of identification.
- Electoral Office...We have enclosed a change of address form/s for the Victorian Electoral Commission or you can go to www.vec.vic.gov.au.
- Utilities...When disconnecting / reconnecting your utilities you should call them at least 48 hours before your moving date. We recommend a week or two before to avoid any unforeseen delays.
- Water Authority...Please contact the appropriate water authority 48 hours before your settlement date to create an account and have the meter read. Your solicitor should then on settlement date forward the transfer of ownership documents to the water authority.
- Telephone...Disconnecting your telephone it will only take 1-3 hours. However, connecting at your new property can take between 1-5 working days so remember to call a week or two before you move.
Posted on 13 Jul 2017, 12:11 p.m. in General Interest
So the big day has finally arrived!
Walk around the house with the removalist to show them exactly what you want done, however remember they are the experts. Show them what you will want as soon as you arrive at the new house. They can pack these items last.
- Keep children out of the removalists’ way.
- Leave your forwarding address and/or contact numbers for the new owners/occupants.
- Have your final payment for the removalist ready.
- Carry with you—keys, valuables & any important and or legal documents.
The Move OUT:
- Take one last walk through the house to check nothing has been left behind.
- Ensure all windows are locked.
- Ensure that all lights, taps and power points are turned off as well as at the mains switch.
- Lock up and leave the premises only when everything is loaded and the removalists are on their way to your new premises.
- Send someone to the new premises to let the removalists start unpacking as soon as they arrive.
The Move IN:
- Oversee the placement of your large items of furniture. This will save you time and energy later on.
- Check to see that all of your utilities are connected (telephone, water, gas etc.)
- Check to see that you have hot & cold water running from all the taps.
- You shouldn’t try to unpack everything on your first day. Begin with the essentials like perishables, food/drinks and make up the beds.
- When appropriate, introduce yourself to your immediate neighbours.
If you would like any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 9864 5300 as we would be more than pleased to help you make your move as trouble free as possible.
Here at Abercromby’s Real Estate we wish you all the very best with your move and also wish you a warm welcome into your new community.
Posted on 13 Jul 2017, 12:08 p.m. in General Interest
As you know all know by now, moving home can be one the biggest changes that a family can face.
So with only 1 week to go before the big day, here is yet another check list of things to do:
- When you are at the final inspection, bring along a measuring tape and measure your large furniture items so you can figure out the best position for each in the new premises.
- Also when you are at the inspection take a note of where and how many telephone outlets there are.
- Cancel /redirect your newspaper delivery service.
- Organise any last minute household repairs and cleaning.
- Contact your new local council to receive information on garbage removal in your new area.
- Organise to spray for pests in your new property.
- Start to contact your family, friends and services with your new details.
- Start contacting banks, clubs etc with your new details. If you have children, don’t forget to change their details where needed as well. We have attached a checklist for you.
- Start using up all your frozen and fridge foods. Use up as much of your pantry foods so you don’t have to transport them.
- Confirm your removalists and their arrival time.
- Collect all instruction books/warranties for appliances staying with the house for the new owners/occupants (e.g. stove, oven, dishwasher, heating/cooling system, hot water system, etc.) and leave them in the top kitchen draw with your contact details.
If you would like any further assistance, please do not hesitate to contact our office on 9864 5300 as we would be more than pleased to help you make your move as trouble free as possible
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