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  • Writer's pictureJon Ruwolt

Federation Perfection

Updated: May 18, 2021

The first house built on the street, Essendon's Kia Ora Ra revels in its Federation style with leadlight windows, fireplaces, ceiling roses and picture rails.

The landscaped gardens by Paul Bangay provide an elegant outdoor retreat. Windy Hill and Glenbervie Station are nearby.

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The formal rooms are magnificent:

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This beautiful Federation-style home was the first to be built on this historic street and today remains a shining example of large-scale period architecture at its most striking, complete with a spectacular outdoor sanctuary.

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Exquisite period elements include

  • leadlight windows,

  • ornate feature fireplaces,

  • picture rails and ceiling roses.

The elaborate floor plan offers

  • exceptional large living area

  • formal sitting room,

  • formal dining with gas fireplace,

  • huge kitchen/meals area,

  • casual family room and

  • a first floor retreat.

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