16 Harcourt Street Hawthorn East


As Timeless As It Is Magnificent

'Ellerslie' in the famous Harcourt Estate, is a prized jewel in Melbourne's real estate crown.

Designed by renowned architect John Beswicke, and built in 1891, it occupies nearly an acre of rolling lawns and manicured gardens complete with swimming pool and mod -grass tennis court. Beswicke, who designed iconic buildings such as the Hawthorn Town Hall, was known as Hawthorn's architect. Ellerslie is one of his finest mansions. Renovated and restored to exacting standards, the five bedroom, five bathroom property is the perfect home for the contemporary family wanting a luxurious and refined lifestyle, with the peace of living in the country (birdsong is the only noise), but the convenience of the city. It is in walking distance to schools, Auburn and Glenferrie Road shops and transport. Upstairs terraces have views across the suburbs to the city and a view of the changing seasons.

A huge front garden and sweeping drive lead to the impressive home with its gothic style central tower. Stained glass windows pierce the tuck-pointed façade. A family-friendly floorplan offers a series of formal and informal rooms perfect for large scale entertaining through to smaller informal gatherings. An informal reception room greets the visitor. The dining room, with black marble fireplace easily holds a 20-seater table. The vast parquetry-floored library is peaceful and sun-lit. Detailed cornices, arches and corbels are just some of the decorative features in this unique home. The original polished timber staircase is testament to the stairmaker's craft. The ground floor drawing room, with open fireplace and marble mantelpiece leads seamlessly to an informal living area. The granite-finished kitchen features an eight-burner gas and electric hotplate, range hood and double oven. The family room opens to a glass-roofed conservatory and one of many garden courtyards for indoor-outdoor entertaining. Upstairs in the west wing, the first of five bedrooms showcase the home's generous proportions, while offering a view to the city from a private terrace. Three marble- finished bathrooms serve the other spacious bedrooms. The main bedroom, in the home's east wing, is simply breathtaking, with magnificent garden views, a huge tiled en suite, walk-in wardrobe and an enormous, private terrace. Other features of this magnificent property include a guest's bathroom, walk-in pantry, ducted heating, marble fireplaces, air-conditioning, alarm system, irrigation, terraces, sauna, workshop, garage and accommodation for 6 cars , and rear entry via Rathmines Grove.

Sam wilkinson real estate agent melbourne Sam wilkinson real estate agent hawthorn
Sam Wilkinson Partner - Hawthorn
Kay & Burton is a highly regarded company of long standing. Our insight into Melbourne’s premium real estate market will achieve the best results for your hopes and needs.

16 Harcourt Street
Hawthorn East VIC 3123

Get Directions

Let us help you.

Please fill out a few details below so we can assist with your enquiry. We will be in touch as soon as possible.


You might also like to consider…

Sold properties

Be the first in the know

Receive the latest Kay & Burton property news delivered straight to your inbox.

Subscribe now No thanks!