You will never feel more at peace than relaxing on the front verandah of this landmark riverside home, watching the changing panorama as it unfolds in front of you. There are very limited opportunities to obtain a property of this calibre and there has never been a better time to buy this one. This majestic property is located on a glorious elevated corner position comprised of two lots totalling 2,731sqm, overlooking Freshwater Bay with views to the Dalkeith foreshore and Mosman Park. There is potential to create a new lot at the front of the property, for a new home site. Constructed in 1894 by the Sholl family and extended in 1904, the magnificent two storey limestone and iron mansion reflects the grandeur and elegance of a bygone era. Steeped in history, it is one of the first homes built in Peppermint Grove and an exceptional example of Victorian Georgian architecture. The home boasts a formal entrance hall, 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, formal dining room, family room with kitchenette, 2 formal living rooms, kitchen, laundry, stone terrace, sunroom, sweeping return verandahs over two stories, a full size grass tennis court, rolling lawns and tranquil gardens bounded by high limestone walls. Striking tessalated floors extend through the grand entrance hall to the stair lobby. A magnificent jarrah staircase wends its way upstairs overlooked by a splendid stained glass arched window. Beautifully proportioned formal rooms boast gleaming jarrah floorboards, marble fireplaces, sash windows, exceptionally high ceilings, elaborate ceiling roses and intricate cornices highlighted with exquisite stained glass windows. Family living areas and bedrooms are spacious and rich with original features including open fireplaces, jarrah floorboards, ornate ceiling roses, deep cornices and full height sash windows. The open plan kitchen overlooks a warm and inviting sunroom comfy chairs, wood burning stove and french doors that open out to the stone terrace, shaded by trailing grapevine. Owned by only two families since 1894 and available to the market for the first time in over 60 years, this is a once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of the most significant and distinctive properties in prestigious Peppermint Grove.
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