Make history with one of the greatest and most original period homes by the bay. Cornering Little Moffat Lane in approx 1062sqm grounds, Ingleby c.1912 has changed ownership just once since built as the show-home of notable Edwardian architect, W Arthur Blackett. A masterpiece of Art Noveau design within a grand four bedroom floorplan, the home has been lived in lightly; with the retention of every period detail and just the minor addition of a kitchen and north-facing sun-room.
Grandly proportioned with 3.4m ceilings rising to almost 5m in a soaring entry lobby, the home features fine formal rooms (one with window-seat bay and inglenook seating, the other with a curvaceous bow-bay window), large double bedrooms (including master with garden-view retreat) and a spectacular fretworked staircase to a split-level first-floor - with treetop living-room, lobby and room-sized balcony (once overlooking a now-subdivided croquet field). Graced with pristine period detail, multiple fireplaces, wainscoting, lavish leadlight - even a feature stained-glass window, the home hides fine timber floors beneath protective carpets and features easily reworked spaces including a well-positioned bathroom, rear lobby and scullery.
Set beyond an approx 21.5m frontage in manicured surrounds, the home offers rare flexibility with existing side-access to a garage and a prized due north rear orientation. A home of exceptional architectural pedigree retained in excellent condition for today, Ingleby offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to acquire a notable home...and to create one of Bayside's grandest family estates.
An easy walk to Kostka, Haileybury and St Leonards, with Brighton beach and the station close, and Church St and Hampton St cafe society within equally easy reach, this is an historic opportunity.