For Sale International EOI Closing 18th June at 1pm
Landmark Estate in the Domain Precinct
A landmark Estate. 'Poolman House”, unforgettable in its scale, style, grace and grandeur, presents a rare generational opportunity to acquire this spectacular mansion on the largest privately owned residential allotment of 2750sm2 (approximately) in the Domain precinct in South Yarra.
Built in 1865 and owned by the Poolman family up until 1956, the landmark property has had a rich history. The mansion was impeccably renovated and refurbished by the late John Coote, a previous owner, and since to maintain its classical style and to align with modern-day living, by the current owners of 20 years.
The entrance is via a discreet front gate and an imposing Porte Cochere – reminiscent of the Melbourne Club –which immediately leaves you captivated by the grand architecture, extensive Paul Bangay manicured grounds and tranquil ambience of this stunning mansion.
Ground floor includes a large north facing drawing room, internal courtyard, spacious country-style kitchen with sub-zero fridges and wolf appliances and housekeeping quarters. The grand ballroom, in which Prime Ministers – past and present - and Melbourne’s high society have been entertained over the years, is complete with stage and ceiling frescoes by Artist Nobby Seymour. The study and family room, open onto the full size north south en tout cas tennis court and garden, as does the ballroom.
Upstairs the stunning master suite has an extensive north facing terrace, separate morning room, spacious dressing room and luxurious marble ensuite. There are five additional bedrooms and five luxury bathrooms. A dedicated guest wing with a large private balcony overlooking the tennis court is ideal for nanny, housekeeper or guest quarters.
Outside, the impressive grounds include a tennis court, fully tiled swimming pool with wave jet and solar/gas heating and 6-car garage space. In addition to a vast and secluded allotment, the property is located in the midst of the very best lifestyle amenities of the most liveable city including, the Royal Botanic Gardens, the Yarra River, leading schools such as Melbourne Grammar, Christchurch Grammar and Melbourne Girls Grammar, the CBD, Tennis Centre and the Melbourne Cricket Ground, all within easy walking distance.
With its inspiring archive of grand events, flawless preservation, rare land holding, and location in the prized and tightly held Domain precinct in South Yarra, Poolman House is a once-in-a-lifetime property ready for a new era. Opportunities to secure estates of this calibre are rare.
Should you wish to inspect the property contact the agents to register for a private appointment.