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  • Writer's pictureJon Ruwolt

What $5-$6m. buys in 3 States:

$5 to $6 million buys three very nice Federation properties in three Australian States:

A true home to Arts and Crafts:

NSW: Lanosa', 7 Harrison Street, Cremorne, NSW is a two-storey Federation Bungalow which has been home to a very artistic family, the Sarkas, and is situated on the city side of the Military Road business and shopping strip.

Actor and musician Eliska Sarka has lived there all her life. The interiors of this house are unbelievable. So step through the slideshow below to get a feel for this house. The property went to auction on February 27, with a price guide of $4.6 million to $4.8 million.

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The two-level home, which is currently configured as two large apartments, is brimming with Victorian Federation-style including high ceilings, leadlight windows, decorative architraves and original fireplaces.

  • It could easily be transformed into one big family home.

  • “This residence would suit a family with children, as we are close to so many top schools,” Ms Sarka said.

  • “Whoever buys this house, I know they will fall in love with the leadlight windows, original fireplaces, high ceilings and magnificent trees.”

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Alder, a federation style period home in Middle Park, Victoria has been offered for sale for the first time since 1964. Opportunity beckons... (and only a block to the beach)

This beautiful but neglected freestanding Federation style period home is in Middle Park, one of Victoria's most coveted locations.

  • It is situated only 100m from the beach and moments to Albert Park Lake, villages, public transport and schools.

  • One of Middle Park's largest allotments: 17.1 m x 41.1m - 705 sqm approx.

  • Four bedroom, two bathrooms

  • Corner position with 3 street frontages

  • A once in a lifetime opportunity to create one of the district's finest family homes

  • It has been listed with a price guide between $5.8 million to $6.3 million


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Art Nouveau Features:

  • Spectacular Art Nouveau timber verandah styling

  • Elevated ornate tiled verandah entrance

  • Exquisite bay window

  • Original leadlight windows throughout

  • Four circular 'Oeil-de-boeuf' leadlight windows

  • Ornate ceiling roses,

  • Open decorative tiled fireplace

  • Ornate timber fretwork

And very close to the beach. Another similar property is offered nearby at the same price range:

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Stirling's heritage-listed Forest Lodge and Garden

South Australia: One of the Adelaide Hill's top three 'Hill Station' estates; Forest Lodge and Garden, 19 Pine Street, Stirling -- was listed in February 2020 with hopes of between $4.8 million and $5.2 million.

  • 'Forest Lodge' House, buildings and garden is an example of the grand houses and gardens constructed for Adelaide's wealthy in the Adelaide Hills in the nineteenth century.

  • "Forest Lodge" is listed in the top three of such estates: “Forest Lodge”, “St.Wilfreds”, and “Wairoa”.

  • This landmark Adelaide Hills property includes more than six hectares of heritage-listed gardens, and has now hit the market. It will be only the second time in nearly 130 years that the home will change hands.

The grand eight-bedroom, three-bathroom mansion, known as Forest Lodge, at 19 Pine Street, Stirling was listed in February 2020 with hopes of between $4.8 million and $5.2 million.

'Forest Lodge' has been associated, since its establishment, with various members of the Bagot family.

  • 'Forest Lodge' was established by John Bagot in c.1890, a grandson of C H Bagot and himself a wealthy man.

  • Built in the manner of an English country house, this property had been continuously owned and occupied by the Bagot family - until 2002 when it was sold by Dr. Christopher Bagot, of Melbourne, to the current vendors.

  • Forest Lodge has a turret, stained-glass windows and stunning garden.

A lot of the classic homes built around that time had a turret to watch the ships come in; while Forest Lodge isn’t near the water, it has stunning views of the gardens around the home.


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The grand home, which is also listed on the State Heritage Register, has had some renovations to bring the kitchen and bathrooms into the modern age, but there are still many original features.

  • Detailed wood-panelling along hallways, a wooden staircase, polished floorboards, open fireplaces and stained-glass windows hark back to when the house was first built.

Grand features of heritage listed Forest Lodge.
Sitting Room of Forest Lodge, Stirling SA

Read More about heritage-listed 'Forest Lodge':


Some Historic Gardens in South Australia, by R.O. Beames and J.A.E. Whitehill, National Trust SA, second edition 1988 pages 37-42

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