"ELLESMERE" C. 1887,
A rare opportunity to secure one of Brighton’s finest Victorian homes in a tightly held, highly sought-after pocket.
Set on 1477m2 of prized land, the 1887 “Ellesmere” estate was once the residence of Thomas Wilson, a long serving councillor and Mayor of Brighton. Offering a rare sense of local history, this enviable address strikes the perfect balance of modern luxury, historical elegance and a prized Brighton locale.
Through the charming original arched portico and parapet entryway, “Ellesmere” is a fine example of a late-Victorian home that has been beautifully and expertly restored. Timeless marble fireplaces, soaring ceilings with original ceiling roses, and projecting bay windows are all complemented by rich period detailing, Tasmanian Oak parquetry flooring and Italian marble benches.
Modernised for contemporary living and featuring four bedrooms with grand proportions, a study and additional guest quarters situated in the charming original gate house, this richly detailed home offers an immaculate living environment that is without compromise. A luxuriously appointed Italian marble kitchen featuring Miele appliances seamlessly flows into spacious living and dining areas, with further extras including ducted heating, reverse cycle air-conditioning, hydronic in-floor heating to bathrooms and ducted vacuum.
Shouldered by meticulously maintained and established gardens, a north-south tennis court at the rear of the property is complemented by a magnesium 20-metre lap pool and spa. An adaptable pool house featuring a gymnasium, steam room and additional bathroom offers complete flexibility, and a fully automated extension roof provides the perfect outdoor entertaining zone for family and friends.
Ideally situated in a coveted blue-chip location only metres from Church Street, Bay Street and a stone’s throw from Brighton Grammar, Firbank and other prestigious schools, this historical home offers unparalleled living and the best of local amenity right on its doorstep. With a flexible, adaptable floorplan and potential to build a second-floor extension with a view to the bay (STCA), the exclusive “Ellesmere” is a once-in-lifetime offering and a piece of Brighton history not to be missed.