Sold 04/04/2023 Undisclosed
Exceptional Buying Opportunity in AAA Toorak on 3582m2
Positioned in one of Toorak’s most prestigious boulevards, this grand Federation Heritage Mansion is surrounded by Victoria’s finest estates. ‘‘Darnlee” c1895 is currently configured as a 47-room nursing home, situated on a generous 3,582m2 allotment, with broad 40 metre frontage. Offered with vacant possession and priced to sell, this is an exceptional buying opportunity in AAA Toorak, like no other.
The magnificent mansion is well maintained and an excellent example of Melbourne’s Federation Queen Ann style of architecture. Rich in original features including a conical tower, terra cotta roof tiles, high decorative ceilings, a central domed skylight, and stunning original lead lighting and fireplaces throughout. The front porch with timber columns, introduces a grand hallway and a series of elegant principal rooms. A formal living room, two separate dining rooms, reception area, office and several bedrooms with ensuites.
A three-level nursing home facility was built at the rear of the original mansion in 1997 and houses most of the 47 bedrooms all with ensuites, 12 with private balconies, a salon, multiple living and dining areas, with lift access throughout. The living areas open to outdoor entertainment terraces and courtyards set in beautifully manicured gardens.
Additional features include 10 car parks, a commercial chefs' kitchen, security system, hydronic heating, and air-conditioning.
Throughout its history, Darnlee has been owned by several institutions including the Red Cross and the Teachers College and is now ready for a new chapter.
This is a rare opportunity to secure a blue-chip Toorak address on a significant land holding and convert into a luxury estate, hold as an investment or redevelop (ST Heritage Approval).
Enjoy close proximity to Toorak Village, easy access to Monash Freeway, Heyington Station, Toorak Road trams and leading Melbourne schools.
*Please note, this property has 47 bedrooms, 47 bathrooms and 10 carspaces.