Home in Toorak’s ultra private Evans Court Estate carved off
A modern mansion that made up part of a significant six-home Toorak estate is on the market.
The renovated three-bedroom property at 15D Evans Court has been listed for $4.95 million via private sale, following other individual sales of some of the compound’s properties last year.
The entire 4700sq m Evans Court Estate, created by former BP chief executive James Stafford-Fox and his wife Moyna in the 1970s and ‘80s, and being sold by recent owners the Roche family, had been listed with expectations of $45.5-$50 million in January 2018.
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But a buyer with deep enough pockets and the desire to secure the prized trophy home collection did not emerge.
Whitefox director Marty Fox said 15D was “a very special property” that was “quite different from others on the market and ultra low maintenance but high in design features”.
“It’s the best in the block … it’s the largest and has full north orientation and an amazing garage,” he said.
The late estate founders bought its centrepiece, the grand 1918 Windarring at 2 Glyndebourne Ave, first and went on to accumulate five neighbouring properties on Evans Court to create “an exclusive residential retreat”.
After their deaths, the estate was purchased in 2013 by the Melbourne-based Roche family, with the entirety of the undisclosed sale sum donated to funding dementia research.
Windarring changed hands for an undisclosed sum in November, having been listed for $6.8 million, while another one of the modern pads, 15E, sold for $4.6 million in September.
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