'Rochester Terrace' (c1869) A Rare Jewel in Melbourne's Best Street
Presenting an extraordinary opportunity to secure an exclusive piece of Albert Park history in what is often described as "the best street in Melbourne". With its proximity to the CBD, beach, cafes, shops and parks melded with a real sense of grandeur and prestige, St Vincent Place is virtually unparalleled anywhere in Australia.
This historic Victorian house is located within the iconic 'Rochester Terrace', a building described by The Heritage Council of Victoria as "a group of ten ornately stuccoed brick terraces which were erected for the eminent Emerald Hill auctioneer, agent and speculator, WP Buckhurst in 1869. No other works of such status or competence of design are known of...'Rochester Terrace' is one of the most commanding and coherently designed terrace rows in Melbourne. The individual houses have been combined to create a pavilioned composition very reminiscent of the English terrace model. The axially planned composition is in the classical revival style with dominant central block, flanking intermediate wings and strongly detailed end pavilions. The terrace is maintained in excellent, near original external condition."
No.35 sits proudly at the eastern end of 'Rochester Terrace' directly opposite the heritage listed St Vincent Gardens. This elegant and stately property has highly desirable dual street frontages and currently comprises 4-bedrooms (the master with a 2nd storey balcony overlooking St Vincent Gardens), formal sitting room, dining room, kitchen/family room, bathroom, powder room, central hallway and original bluestone cellar. The rear paved courtyard leads to a separate self-contained, two-storey studio with entry onto Bevan Street that accommodates a large bedroom, kitchen, living room, bathroom, laundry and storage. Classic timber floors, ornate ceilings, marble fireplaces, ducted heating, air-conditioning and plantation shutters are among the many features of this beautiful house.
Surrounded by some of Melbourne's most prestigious properties and with the option to re-establish off-street parking via a rear garage (STCA), this residence provides the rarest-of-rare opportunities for someone to create their dream home in a truly remarkable location.
Contact Office: Buxton Albert Park, 27 Victoria Avenue, 03 9699 5155