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An Iconic Treasure

Millswyn

82 Millswyn Street, South Yarra, Victoria

Held by one family for the past 30 years 82 Millswyn Street is about as rare and beautiful a canvas as anyone could ask for – an 1856 Victorian era treasure rich with character, colour, history, and a blue-chip Botanic Garden address and, in the right hands, it could very well find a place amongst Melbourne’s icons of residential design.

5Bedrooms

4Bathrooms

3Car Spaces

Forbes

Its façade is glorious – a rich tall Italianate gold that, in vintage European style, sits flush to the street. Or in fact, to three streets – the property having frontage not only to Millswyn, but also Mason Street at the rear, as well as to a quiet laneway on its southern side, with a gate that opens into its gardens.

The lovely Millswyn building currently houses three separate residences. The main home spans an entire ground level and has been treated to a consummate update by the revered Allan Powell, who has seamlessly interwoven a wonderful sense of light and space amongst the four-metre-high ceilings, marble fireplaces and original Georgian windows. While above, are two separate apartments, both sunny, spacious, and accessible via front and rear staircases.

All the residences enjoy the most wonderful outlook onto the home’s delightful central courtyard which features an inviting entertaining terrace, a teeming fountain, sculptural circular stair and a charming formal garden, which leads to the stables – a picturesque free standing building at the rear of the property that is rumoured to have once been home to the legendary Australian racehorse Archer – though today serves as home to a more modern form of horsepower – with a three-car garage and a vast, and currently empty, upstairs loft space.

82 Millswyn Street is the kind of place they don’t make anymore.

And the opportunity that now exists, after 30 years, to become the next one to steward its wonderful story is one of those events that will be remembered in Melbourne real estate for some time to come.