What dreams are made of: One of Toorak’s rarest homes hits the market

Posted on 8 Jul 2021, 2:01 p.m. in Luxury & Lifestyle, News


Imagine one night you put your head on the pillow and wake up the next morning in your own 1930s Hollywood Hills estate. Some of us can only dream; for others, there’s 7 Edzell Avenue, Toorak – as featured in this week’s Domain magazine. What dreams are made of: One of Toorak’s rarest homes hits the market (domain.com.au)

“Domaine Lane” Cocktail launch

Posted on 19 Mar 2018, 10:49 a.m. in Just Listed, Luxury & Lifestyle, News

Last Thursday evening, we celebrated the launch of @Domaine_lane at Wilson & Market in South Yarra
A boutique collection of seven large-scale, luxury residences, designed by award winning architects Jackson Clements Burrows.
Register your interest - www.domainelane.com.au

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#domainelane #wilsonandmarket #offtheplan #comingsoon #southyarra #prestige #abercrombys #registeryourinterest #realestate #property #melbourne #abercrombysrealestate

It is a Melbourne Game Changer.

Posted on 5 Jun 2017, 10:49 a.m. in Abercromby's, Buying, Luxury & Lifestyle, Market Updates, Sold


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This week the mainstream media again gave air to the impending doom of all Melbourne Property, through coverage of Citibank’s international head’s visit to Australia. Whilst some were digesting that, there was a sale that only helped confirm the opposite of Citibank’s constantly reported negative comments, with regards to the Australian property market.

That sale was 2 Myvore Road Toorak with Jock Langley and Tim Derham from Abercromby’s. It is a Melbourne Game Changer.

At James Marketnews there are no blankets (statements) and so the market we are talking about is good quality family homes in Inner Melbourne.

2 Myvore Toorak
What should a home – a very, very good one, over 4 levels with all the bells and whistles in Toorak go for?

Well let us help you work through it.

The block is an average house block for Melbourne at 790 square metres and was purchased/settled two years ago at $4,450,000 – a knock down – that worked out then at $5,600 per sq metre. It was bought at a strong time in the market (2015), possibly when some people were telling all and sundry, that the market was overheated.

Myvore is a good street, but is it one of Melbourne’s or indeed Toorak’s best streets?

Read More: http://marketnews.com.au/2017/06/game-changer/?utm_source=James+Market+News&utm_campaign=a51684b5ad-Masterclass+5th+June+2017+%28MN+subscribers%29&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_1d173b0777-a51684b5ad-192491982


Posted on 18 Apr 2017, 11:39 a.m. in Abercromby's, Luxury & Lifestyle, News

1972. Led Zeppelin cut their Kooyong concert short due to rain, Carlton beat Richmond in the VFL Grand Final by 27 points and Australia says “it’s time”, ending 23 years of conservative rule by electing the Labor Party, with Gough Whitlam as Prime Minister. Meanwhile, in Brighton, builders put the finishing touches on an elegant new home designed by architect Guilford Bell at. 32 North Road.

Better known as the Seccull House (for the couple who commissioned it, William and Elaine) today it’s stated as an “extraordinary work” by the Victorian Heritage Database. And, after a sensitive restoration and one previous attempt late last year, the house is back on the market.

RMIT Professor of Architecture Leon van Schaik AO, editor of The Life Work of Guilford Bell, architect 1912-1992, says the Seccull House is “among the best” of more than 70 buildings designed by the architect, known for his pure designs and modernist aesthetic. Read More Here: https://peterbarrett.com.au/2017/04/18/seccull-house-for-sale-your-chance-to-own-a-piece-of-1970s-melbourne-history/




Cream of the Crop, featuring our director Jock Langley

Posted on 10 Nov 2015, 10:16 a.m. in Abercromby's, Auctions, Luxury & Lifestyle, News

Melbourne’s luxury real estate market looks set to boom: agents
Source: The Australian  | November 07, 2015

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Melbourne’s prestige property market is set for a flurry of activity over summer and into next year as buyers see value in a market that has begun recovering from its post-GFC lethargy. 
But experts warn further volatility in the equities markets could put a damper on buyer hunger for homes worth $5 million and above, while reducing corporate profits will also have an impact.

Affluent southeastern suburbs of Toorak, Kew and Canterbury are where the activity in the established homes will be, while the $5m-plus apartments will be sold in the central business district, Southbank and East Melbourne.

One local, at Kew, will aim to capture the demand for trophy homes in the Victorian capital, putting a home on Swinton Avenue up for auction this weekend with hopes of reaping more than $9m.

The home, called Swinton, has views over the river and city skyline, with the recently renovated house on a 2013sq m block of land about 7km from the CBD. Built in 1856, the Italianate six-bedroom, five-bathroom property includes a music room, formal sitting and dining rooms, and a luxurious kitchen. There is also a guesthouse that has been converted from horse stables.

The agent marketing the property, Abercromby’s Real Estate director Jock Langley, says there has been a surge of inquiries in the high-end market in the past month. Read More





Kew's towering turret estate with city views

Posted on 27 Oct 2015, 10:25 a.m. in Abercromby's, Auctions, General Interest, Luxury & Lifestyle

'Swinton' c1856 - Rare and Remarkable Riverside with CBD Views, is this week's cover story in "The Weekly Review". http://www.theweeklyreview.com.au/spaces/23-swinton-avenue-kew-towering-turret-estate/


23 Swinton Avenue, Kew is for sale by Private Auction on Wednesday 11th November. For more details, click here: https://www.abercrombys.com.au/kew-23-swinton-avenue-ab3084/



Super rich’s peninsula playground mansions bought and sold invisibly

Posted on 28 Jan 2014, 2:11 p.m. in Abercromby's, General Interest, Luxury & Lifestyle, News


As F. Scott Fitzgerald wrote, the very rich are different from you and me. For one thing, they live in much bigger houses and so have less opportunity to get on one another’s nerves.And when it comes time to sell those houses – what regular folk like to call mansions – there’s more of a how-to-do than just bunging a few photos online and labelling the place with ”a touch of class”.   

Read more: http://www.theage.com.au/victoria/super-richs-peninsula-playground-mansions-bought-and-sold-invisibly-20140118-311rq.html#ixzz2rjk01G8c

“Landscape” has rich past

Posted on 30 Oct 2013, 4:18 p.m. in Abercromby's, Just Listed, Luxury & Lifestyle, News

A property where Hume and Hovell camped on the banks of the Goulburn River in 1824 now features decidedly modern comforts.


365 Upper Goulburn Road, Tallarook

As well as an 1838 homestead, the Tallarook property was famously owned by the late BHP chairman, Essington Lewis, and features stables which are leased to Carlton & United Breweries who house their Clydesdale horses there.

First settled by Joseph Hawdon, an ”overlander” from New South Wales, it is also where explorers Hume and Hovell camped at Christmas 1824.

Owner Peter Gillooly bought it in the early 1990s and extensively renovating the six-bedroom homestead about the year 2000 under the guidance of Stuart Rattle.

”There’s a lot of us in there,” says the ex-Tattersalls chief executive, who, along with wife Sandra, lives in East Melbourne, but has owned a farm in the area since 1984. The homestead, at 365 Upper Goulburn Road, comes with a horizon swimming pool and tennis court and mature gardens.

The 162-hectare property, plus about 16 hectares lease, has three kilometres of Goulburn River frontage, a 4.9-hectare vineyard, three cottages and machinery sheds.

An expressions of interest campaign closes on November 25 at 5pm. Jock Langley, of Abercromby’s, says the most recent sale of unimproved land with Goulburn River frontage was $5065 a hectare. ”This will sell for considerably more given the fantastic improvements,” he said.

Source: Domain.com.au

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