16 Yarra Street Hawthorn


16 Yarra Street Hawthorn


‘Zetland’ c1873 – Prized St James Park Potential

An illustrious St James Park Estate landmark designed by celebrated architect William J. Ellis, ‘Zetland’ c1873 is an evocative Victorian villa that proudly contributed to the prestigious standing of Hawthorn’s most desirable river-side precinct. Taking pride of place among neighbouring Coppin, Shakespeare and Isabella Groves’ eminent domains, a 7-arch arcaded veranda distinguishes the unique aesthetic character of this captivating residence affording the rare opportunity to rediscover its innate grandeur with a next-level luxury renovation (STCA).

An impressive elevated aspect with slate roof façade lends a timeless presence to this heritage listed home. Standing on a 981 sqm allotment (approx.) with rear ROW, ‘Zetland’ is a reflection of Marvellous Melbourne’s refinement designed by Ellis while he put the final touches on the magnificent Fitzroy Town Hall. Today, with its beautiful period profile and exclusive position, this exceptional residence’s spacious 7-room interior is imbued with inspiration and the prospects of family lifestyle opulence.

From the wide arched hallway, marble open fireplaces, timber floors and even servants’ bells highlight a series of superbly-proportioned spaces including four bedrooms (two with ensuites), formal dining room or executive study, large living room, family bathroom and air-conditioned family/meals area adjoining modern kitchen with Ilve range cooker and walk-in pantry. At the rear is the original Hawthorn brick stable (converted to remote-control garage) and an expansive paved terrace.

‘Zetland’ is an ornament to Hawthorn’s grand architectural and cultural heritage with enticing potential for family excellence close to leading private/primary schools, Yarra River trails, St James Park, train station, trams, Hawthorn and Richmond restaurants/shopping, Melbourne’s sports and entertainment precinct plus the CBD.

Hawthorn Secrets

Hawthorn has always been a drawcard for families wanting to be close to some of Melbourne’s finest schools, but the suburb also includes some of the city’s most coveted housing, from the heritage-listed Grace Park Estate to the wide tree-lined Harcourt Street, the latter dotted with Victorian mansions on sizeable plots.

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