1 Goodall St, Hawthorn, was home to the first Australian-born Governor-General.
A HAWTHORN residence that was built for Australian political icon Sir Isaac Isaacs is seeking new governance.
The grand six-bedroom home at 1 Goodall St, named Milawa, dates back to 1881.
A key figure in the push for Federation, Sir Isaac became the nation’s first Australian-born Governor-General, despite protests from then king George V.
He was also a notable lawyer who became an Attorney-General and a High Court Judge.
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There’s still plenty of period detail to show how the home looked back in 1881.
The decorative ceilings include ornate cornices and ceiling roses.
The double-storey brick Victorian is seeking a $4.8-$5.25 million sale.
It features leadlight windows, ornate stone fireplaces, soaring decorative ceilings and timber floors.
The current owners added hydronic heating and more natural light to the home before electing to sell, said Abercromby’s Armadale’s Simon Curtain.
The house is surrounded by open space and greenery.
“It’s the jewel in the crown of the Urquhart Estate in Hawthorn,” Mr Curtain said.
“It’s certainly a lovely home and the current owners did a very significant renovation to it a number of years ago — but they are going to pass on the baton.”
Auburn Station, shops and leading schools are within a short walk of the 845sq m property.
A private auction is scheduled for November 27.