Neil Clerehan: one of architect’s final restorations for sale in Hawthorn
A grand Hawthorn home restored by architect giant Neil Clerehan in one of his last projects is for sale.
The 1880s Wynstay was lovingly returned to its former glory by the vendors, who commissioned the design in 2013.
Abercromby’s Armadale director Jock Langley said transforming the historic house at 83 Lisson Grove was one of Mr Clerehan’s last works before his death.
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“It’s a magnificent family home in arguably one of Hawthorn’s best locations,” Mr Langley said.
It’s now for sale for the first time since 2004, with a $6.2-$6.82 million price guide.
There’s also more than first meets the eye at the five-bedroom home, with a basement that includes a gym, wine cellar and rumpus room all overlooking the pool.
Grand arches, decorative ceilings and ornate fireplaces all blend with a contemporary marble kitchen and bathrooms.
Mr Clerehan worked closely with architect Robin Boyd on some of Melbourne’s most impressive modernist houses during the early years of his career.
One of his mid-century properties in Barwon Heads set a record house price for the Bellarine Peninsula earlier this year, when it sold for $6.5 million.
Mr Clerehan went on to be a two-time winner of the Victorian Architecture Medal and served on the Heritage Council board. He died aged 94 in 2017.
The property is scheduled for private auction on September 17.
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