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Ellerslie proves popular with property viewers

One of Melbourne’s finest heritage homes has hit the market with a $19.5 million price guide.

Ellerslie, at 16 Harcourt Street, Hawthorn East, is for sale by expression of interest through Marshall White Director Marcus Chiminello.

Designed by renowned architect John Beswicke, and built in 1891, Ellerslie has been the most viewed listing on in August.

“Rarely do homes of this calibre become available, making this an exceptional opportunity to acquire one of the Harcourt Estate’s finest,” Mr Chiminello said in the listing for the property.

“An exquisite renovation has sensitively restored and updated a collection of impressive living spaces, bringing a new level of sophistication and luxury to contemporary family living in this distinguished residential pocket.”

Set on 3340sq m of land, a grand, sweeping formal driveway, lined with hedging and standard roses, welcomes you to the property, which has a stunning facade, complete with a gothic-style tower.

Inside awaits an elegant home that is as refined as it is updated with modern comforts. 

Spread across two levels, the home features a spacious, open-plan kitchen, meals and living room, separate formal dining and sitting rooms, a parlour and a bar.


Beautifully preserved period features include stained glass windows, high ceilings, opulent fireplaces and refined timber and parquetry floors.

The lower level also offers a maisonette with a bedroom with built-in robes, open-plan living room and kitchen, bathroom, study, powder room, storage and laundry. 

Upstairs there are five more bedrooms, including the master suite with its spacious walk-in closet and dressing room and luxurious ensuite.


Other features include a stunning inground pool and spa and a grass tennis court.

It has been a busy few weeks for Mr Chiminello, who recently set two records for the most expensive Victoria home when he sold Blair House in Toorak for almost $74 million, and then a few days later sold an unfinished mansion at 29-31 St George’s Rd, Toorak, for a smidge over $80 million.

Expressions of interest for Ellerslie close at 3pm on Monday, September 5.


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Kylie Dulhunty

Kylie Dulhunty is the Editor at Elite Agent.

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