Talana, Hawthorn East Queen Anne trophy home finally sells

Talana, Hawthorn East Queen Anne trophy home finally sells
Talana, Hawthorn East Queen Anne trophy home finally sells

Talana, the imposing Queen Anne-style residence at Hawthorn East, has been sold by lawyer Tony Troiani, a partner at King & Wood Mallesons.

Set on Harcourt Street, the six-bedroom, three-bathroom 1900 house was designed by architect John Beswicke, the best known architect in Hawthorn during the late 1800s, having also designed the Hawthorn Town Hall.

The red-brick house, with the decorative embellishments overlaid with timber, comes with a third-storey tower under the large hipped roof clad in Marseilles tiles.

It sits on a 4,122-square-metre holding with north/south synthetic grass tennis court, a solar- and gas-heated pool, and a self-contained summer house.

Talana has been renovated since the current vendors bought the property in 2000 for $2 million from the Mott family.

There is a driveway leading to a four-car garage.

It’s named after a town in the province of Ogliastra, in Sardinia, Italy.

Having been listed with Marshall White in 2011, it was relisted through RT Edgar agent Michael Ebeling with $11 million-plus hopes in 2012.

The most recent marketing agents were Abercromby's who marketed it as offering a resort style family lifestyle with six bedrooms and three bathrooms, a tennis court with golf driving nets, enormous dual-heated lap/leisure pool, and an extra fully self-contained, Boston Ivy-clad summer house.

Jock Langley of Abercromby’s real estate was expecting about $10 million.


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Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of Australia's most respected property journalists, having been at the top of the game since the early 1980s. Jonathan co-founded the property industry website Property Observer and has written for national and international publications.


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