Real Estate

Grand Vermont South clinker brick on market turning heads

Written by The ReReport


A sprawling Vermont South estate with a mysterious heritage has hit the market.

Tanglewood, at 103-105 Terrara Rd, has turned heads since being put up for sale with a price guide of $3.3-$3.5 million.

Rumours and legends about the clinker brick house had resurfaced during open for inspections and chats with former owners, RT Edgar’s Dean Allsop said.

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“A previous owner told me that Tanglewood was an original homestead in the area and when it was torn down somebody took the bricks and slate and repurposed it into the home we have today,” Mr Allsop said.

“It’s believed to have been put back together in the 1950s and there is definitely some historic value to the home.”

Research by the Whitehorse Historical Society, using the book This is Vermont by Tim Shambrook, showed original homesteads were built in Vermont South between 1836 and 1860.

The society was unable to track down when the original Tanglewood residence was built.

Previous owners of the grand home added personal touches to the property, including a large detached building.

“The second building was first designed as a billiard room, but previous owners were world champion dancers who used it as a ballroom,” Mr Allsop said.

The extra space, which includes a bedroom and a bar, is now used as a movie theatre.

Owners also believe the charming pendant light fittings across many rooms were repurposed from a theatre in Melbourne.

A full-sized tennis court, swimming pool and sprawling gardens with trees over 100 years old also surround the clinker brick.

Mr Allsop said the home’s grand appearance and mysterious heritage had attracted attention from local residents during its campaign.

“We’ve had a lot of people come through that have always wondered what’s on the other side of the fence,” he said.

“One lady who lives in Mitcham has shown interest, and said she’s always known about the property’s historical significance.”

CoreLogic data shows the five-bedroom home last sold for $2.4 million in 2014.

Tanglewood is for private sale, and expressions of interest close on December 17.

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