‘Namarong’, A Melbourne Landmark

Price upon request
52 Hampden Road, Armadale
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Status: Active
One of the most wonderful things about coming to Namarong, is to experience its travel through time. This home was a significant contemporary achievement when it was built in 1868. And still today, through the genius of its extraordinary re-design, it remains exactly that. It is important to note at the outset that is a significant Melbourne property, an iconic Italianate Victorian mansion built on what was heralded as the rural high grounds of Armadale for a shipping merchant, who required a home of great stature, surrounds– and a direct line of sight to Port Phillip Bay to watch the movements of his vessels in and out. But while history has given Namarong its magnificent bones, it is those who have lived here since who have shaped its evolving purpose and fascinating personality – the Catholic Church, leading business figures and, for the past 14 years, its current custodians, who, in an extraordinary partnership with leading design firm Kennedy Nolan, have reimagined Namarong as a bold and beautiful home for the times. The works program spanned more than two years and looks every bit it. It started outside, the sweeping gated forecourt has taken on a Parisienne sensibility, while still celebrating two of the homes three iconic palms - the highlight being its treelined avenue that makes for a captivating promenade to the main entrance. The pool, which was previously indoors, has been relocated into the exquisite rear gardens flanked by the charming tennis enclosure, lush gardens, and a fun alfresco dining area. The grounds span approx. 3370sqm. But it's inside that the great surprise awaits. Nothing here has stuck to the usual heritage home script. The Namarong of today is every bit as modern as it is a classic, every bit as relaxed as it is refined - a celebration of light, space, and captivating colour. Namarong is everything you would expect of one of Melbourne's finest pioneering estates, and, most enticingly now, everything you would not.
6
Bedrooms
5
Bathrooms
1/16

Listing Agent

Michael Gibson

Private Property Global

Robert Fletcher

Private Property Global

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