896 Glenferrie Rd, Kew is due to be auctioned next month.
ONE of Kew’s most spectacular mansions is back on the market and aiming to almost double the price it last achieved eight years ago.
The 127-year-old Comaques is set to be auctioned next month with a $8.9-$9.7 million price guide.
CoreLogic records show the Italianate residence at 896 Glenferrie Rd — boasting a facade oozing old-world wealth and a 1153sq m landholding — last changed hands for $4.97 million in 2010.
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The special property has a $8.9-$9.7 million price guide.
It last sold in 2010.
Fletchers Balwyn North’s Jack Peng said the residence was built in 1891 for leading architect of the day Alfred White, and was most recently renovated in the 1990s and 2000s.
“There aren’t many homes with a similar facade anywhere in Melbourne. And it’s surrounded by all the top private schools,” he said.
“It’s a landmark in the area. Everyone knows the home.”
Crowned by a tower and set behind manicured gardens featuring a fountain, the house promises absolute luxury and delivers.
Selling agent Jack Peng labelled the home “a landmark in the area”.
The house was built in 1891 and retains period glamour.
Beyond the picture-perfect front lies formal and casual living areas, a quality kitchen, wine cellar, bar, five upstairs bedrooms, lavish bathrooms and a Victorian tower offering 360-degree views.
Period detailing flows throughout, in decorative ceilings, leadlight windows and open fireplaces.
The large landholding features formal gardens, a pool, spa and alfresco terrace.
It’s also desirably positioned walking distance from top schools including Methodist Ladies’ College, Trinity Grammar and Xavier College.
A dream bedroom for fans of period architecture.
One of the home’s ornate bathrooms.
The property is set to be auctioned on December 8, with Mr Peng expecting well-heeled families to fight for it.
Kew houses recorded a median sale price of $2.16 million in the year to July 31, according to the latest CoreLogic figures.
CoreLogic records also indicate $12 million is the highest price paid for a house in the suburb, with two Sackville St mansions fetching that sum — No. 35 last year and No. 39 in 2007.
But an almost 5300sq m development site at 46-48 Wills St reportedly fetched $16 million this September to break the record for a single residential property sale in Kew.
A pool and alfresco terrace are part of the package.
Well-heeled families are expected to express interest in the home’s position near top schools.