South Yarra Stunner Lists for $5.5m+
Situated in a quirky pocket of mid-century apartment blocks and modern townhouses, ‘Barwon’ - an elegant c1881 Victorian mansion on 1266sqm of South Yarra land listed with price hopes around “in excess of $5.5m”. The Percy Oakden-designed and heritage-listed home traded back in Feb 2005 in less-than-stellar shape for $2.8m. Extensive renovations have gone on in the years since 2007 when the first of permits was submitted to Heritage Victoria; and the result is Radical Terrace-approved. The four bedroom home includes a massive master with ensuite, pool, pool house, an exceedingly discrete double car garage, and interiors featuring a collection of different flooring materials that work well together from polished aggregate concrete to distressed and polished floor boards. The seemingly reasonable house price likely suggests Barwon’s situation on a slightly drab block, as opposed to the more desirable Domain-adjacent location of 58 Millswyn, a (creepily) similar South Yarra Victorian mansion asking over $8m. Even still, we’d take ‘Barwon’ over Millswyn any day.