Thursday, October 26, 2017

Federation Detailing

The extraordinary detail of Federation decoration

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Art Nouveau Leadlight windows

7 Byron Street Moonee Ponds, Vic 3039
7 Byron Street Moonee Ponds, Vic 3039
352 Shannon Avenue Newtown, Vic 3220
352 Shannon Avenue Newtown, Vic 3220

IRIRIKI: An Original Federation Manor Residence

One of only a few remaining original estates in this historic parkside precinct, 'Iririki' is surrounded by estate-like grounds on a sprawling 836sqm in the heart of Randwick North.
  • Originally built in 1907 on land purchased from Centennial Parklands, the grand old mansion has only ever had two families in ownership and is offered for the first time in 63 years.
  • A former boarding house and local landmark, 'Iririki' forms an integral part of Wentworth Street's distinguished streetscape with views to the city from the upper level.
  • A fine example of Federation architecture, the property features arched entry porticos, sandstone and wrought iron fences, marble fireplaces and pressed metal ceilings.
Irriki, 44-46 Wentworth Street Randwick NSW
Irriki, 44-46 Wentworth Street Randwick NSW
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Fireplace heaven!

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Irriki, 44-46 Wentworth Street Randwick NSW
Irriki, 44-46 Wentworth Street Randwick NSW

Ornate Fireplaces and Art Nouveau leadlight windows:

The magnetism of the Queen Anne and Federation styles is here displayed in all its grandeur in this simply breathtaking 4 bedroom residence, boasting a coveted Poet's Corner address.
7 Byron Street Moonee Ponds, Vic 3039
7 Byron Street Moonee Ponds, Vic 3039

Art Nouveau fireplace surrounds

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Lovely Period Features

Period features will impress include pressed metal ceilings, ornate plasterwork, leadlight windows, open fireplaces (and more).
7 Byron Street Moonee Ponds, Vic 3039
7 Byron Street Moonee Ponds, Vic 3039

Federation charmer in Newtown, Geelong Vic

This original front 4 bedroom, 1 bath, 2 car Federation home (circa 1904) has a grand lead light entry with solid hardwood floors and two large light filled bedrooms with BIR and soaring 14 ft high decorative ornate ceilings, cast iron fireplaces and feature stained-glass windows.
92 Aphrasia Street Newtown Vic 3220
92 Aphrasia Street Newtown Vic 3220

92 Aphrasia Street Newtown Vic 3220
92 Aphrasia Street Newtown Vic 3220

Central Charm

This beautiful federation Queen Ann style home is a testament to the craftsmanship and quality features of the early 1900's.
  • The main bedroom features beautiful bay lead light windows encased with plantation shutters and a dressing room with his and hers built in wardrobes
  • Large formal lounge in the center of the home creates a cosy atmosphere with a large open fireplace that flows through the ornate columns to the adjoining formal dining
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This stylish bungalow has the 'masculine' styled verandah pillars, and tuck-pointed brickwork:
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Friday, October 6, 2017

Redhall, Wahroonga

Redhall, 4-8 Illoura Avenue, Wahroonga NSW 2076

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Redhall at 4-8 Illoura Avenue, Wahroonga, New South Wales.
Redhall at 4-8 Illoura Avenue, Wahroonga, New South Wales.

Historic estate seeks new owner

Beautifully maintained for the 41 years since, it sits on almost 5000 square metres with the historic home set behind a circle driveway and a tennis court and swimming pool on the grounds.
Redhall, the historic Wahroonga estate, is for sale for only the second time. Photo: Supplied
Redhall, the historic Wahroonga estate, is for sale for only the second time. Photo: Supplied

Combining Old English and classic Arts & Crafts detailing, historic Redhall was one of the most significant estates to be built in Wahroonga in the early 1900s.
  • The sprawling, lovingly tended grounds are on one of the area’s largest parcels of land (4,915m2).
  • This proud Federation landmark has been held by just two prominent families since its flawless construction.
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  • Versatile floor plan accommodating up to seven bedrooms, including an expansive master suite.
  • Multitude of grand formal and casual entertaining spaces, study, stainless steel kitchen with butler's pantry.
  • Sprawling, lovingly tended grounds with vast areas of lawn, formal sunken garden, pool, north-south tennis court and circular driveway.
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  • Stately traditional details such as soaring ornate ceilings, parquetry floors, archways, fireplaces, timber panelled walls and turned timber staircase.
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Redhall was built in 1907 for Sir Robert Gillespie, one of the proprietors of Gillespie Brothers and Anchor Flour Mills in Pyrmont, later becoming a Director of the Bank of NSW and CSR.
  • A prominent local identity, he poured his money and influence into Presbyterian schools and hospitals and also founded, endowed and chaired the first Council of Knox Grammar School in 1924.
  • The Gillespie Playing Fields in Hastings Road were purchased by Knox through generous donations from the Gillespie family and were named in his honour. Gillespie was also Chairman of PLC for 12 years as well as a major sponsor of theological hall facilities of St Andrew’s College, Sydney University.
  • One of Wahroonga’s original residences, the historic Redhall estate of the late transport and logistics industry boss John Strang, AO, and his widow Allison is for sale for only the second time since being built.
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The 1907 Federation house was built for flour-miller and staunch Presbyterian Sir Robert Gillespie, with major improvements in the 1930s that included the elaborate sunken garden inspired by the English gardens of Gertrude Jeckyll that remains today.
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  • After Sir Robert died in 1945, the property was transferred to his daughter Jean Winton Ward, who sold it to the Strangs in 1976 for $178,000.
  • Strang, who was chairman and owner of the Strang Tradex Group, died a year ago, and the property has been listed with Darren Curtis and Martin Ross, of Christie’s International, for more than $7.5 million.
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Redhall at 4-8 Illoura Avenue, Wahroonga, New South Wales.
The almost 5000 square metre estate has a guide of over $7.5 million. Photo: Supplied