• Jon Ruwolt

Queen Anne total renovations

Updated: Sep 21, 2019

Here are three (actually four) elegant, spacious, and totally renovated Federation Queen Anne houses at the top end of their streets, in NSW, Victoria, and South Australia.

Federation charm outside, but totally contemporary finishes inside. Some renovations are more faithful to their period than others - why don't you decide which is most successful?

Restored Gordon estate comes to market:

Mandalay, 32 Nelson Street, Gordon, NSW

One of the upper north shore’s most prized estates has come to market, and is tipped to smash both its suburb and district record.

Mandalay, as it is known, has undergone a massive, multimillion-dollar restoration and renovation since it was bought about 10 years ago by Geoff and Jane Selig. This grand Federation Queen Anne-style residence has now been listed with price expectations of about $14.5 million.

Gallery: Before Renovation, bought for $5,000,000 in Jul 2009

The seller, Mr Selig told the North Shore Times the home was in desperate need of renovation when he and his wife bought it in July, 2009.

“When we bought it 10 years a go it had beautiful, beautiful bones, but it was a wreck,” he said.

“The first time we walked in our knees started to wobble at the prospect of the renovation.”

See the complete 2009 gallery here


Now Renovated inside and out:

Peter Fudge-designed gardens at Mandalay, 32 Nelson Street, Gordon NSW

Classic elegance at Mandalay, 32 Nelson St Gordon NSW

Classic elegance at Mandalay, 32 Nelson St Gordon NSW

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