A home of great prominence and providence on one of the area’s largest landholdings, Darley c.1912 is a landmark family residence set on an elevated 1278m2 approx. in a blue-chip Burke Road Hill location. Designed by influential architect Robert Haddon and built in the “Federation Arts and Crafts” style, its remarkable originality and grand parcel present a “once in a generation” opportunity to combine its rich early character with a state-of-the-art renovation that will reinstate its status as one of Stonnington’s most significant family homes. With this in mind, plans are available by highly regarded Mayfair Design Studio to create a three storey five-bedroom four-bathroom luxury residence with lift, three living areas, cellar, workshop, cinema room and four-car basement garage.
Absolutely enchanting beneath its handsome Cork Oak tree, its English influenced façade introduces a substantial layout of eight principal rooms concluding with a broad verandah that overlooks a deep north facing rear garden of simply breathtaking dimensions. Enjoyed by just three owners in its history, one for over eighty years, its delicately preserved proportions retain their early elegance in high ceilings, leadlight bay windows, multiple fireplaces and original hardwood floors. Large formal and family living rooms are accompanied by four bedrooms, a study/fifth bedroom, kitchen with original scullery and cast-iron stove, bathroom, garden shed/storage, garage and off-street parking.
Restore the existing dimensions to their former glory, explore extraordinary scope for a magnificent north facing renovation/extension (STCA), save time by utilizing the superb existing plans and just choose your builder, add a separate guest house, even maximise your significant family sanctuary with a 25m pool set in superb landscaped gardens! Mayfair plans have been submitted to council seeking a planning permit and the planning permit is tied to the property not the vendor, saving the purchaser at least 12 months.
Surrounded by premium family homes on a quiet tree lined avenue, just a short stroll from leading private schools including Korowa, Sacre Coeur and Caulfield Grammar Junior, St Roch’s Primary, #72 & #6 trams, trains, Gardiners Creek bike paths and parkland with easy Monash Freeway access.
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