Historic home of the Coles family listed for sale

Written by realestateview.com.au in Property News on May 16, 2013

Ever fancied owning your own slice of history? Sir Edgar and Dame Mabel Coles, whose chain of retail stores is the household name we know today, built Hendra in 1938. Progressive investor Greg Farmer who purchased ‘Hendra’ in 1995, is selling his Mornington Peninsula estate, and is expecting offers in excess of $8 million.

According to listing agents Kay & Burton and Aqua Real Estate, the Mount Eliza property is an “unusual and accomplished example of interwar architecture in the Old English style with streamlined Moderne influences…”

“Built for Sir Edgar Coles in 1938, the house was designed for extravagant entertaining and family living with staff quarters, a walled swimming pool and large reception rooms.”

Hendra is considered an unusual example of the work of the prominent Melbourne architect Harry A. Norris.

This unique home is an example of a bygone era which includes original details such as servant bells.

The beautiful and perfectly manicured gardens were once open to garden parties hosted by the Coles family.

This beautiful home features seven bedrooms, six bathrooms, a master bedroom with an ensuite and dressing room, a tennis court and swimming pool.

Opportunities to purchase such an iconic and historic property are few and far between, so if this property catches your eye, send an enquiry today to find out more.  Expressions of interest close on the 28th of May.