"Mollison", a grand Federation-style residence, now occupies more than 1350 square metres of rare earth on Furneaux Street, Griffith, an easy stroll to the Manuka shopping village and Manuka Oval Precinct.
The two-storey residence holds a prime corner location with Murray Crescent and enjoys the privacy offered by undulating conifer hedging on two sides.
Entry opens into a spacious hallway that provides an insight into the character within.
A generously proportioned formal living room with a central fireplace leads into an elegant dining room with access to an outdoor terrace and entertaining area.
The family room, casual meals and kitchen are also light-filled and enjoy a strong connection with the outdoor areas. The central feature is a bespoke, four-metre Carrara marble bench top and breakfast bar.
The southern wing of the home contains rooms that formed part of Dr. Mollison's original surgery and waiting room. These have been cleverly reinvented as a media room, a home office and a fourth bedroom, all serviced by a de luxe bathroom highlighted by a distinctive hemispherical marble basin and under-floor heating. A separate entry presents the option for this wing to be modelled into guest or self-contained living.
Upstairs, the massive, light-drenched main bedroom is characterised by its angled ceilings and incorporates a small library and walk through robe.
This floor provides two further queen-sized bedrooms, also with plenty of storage. The main bathroom continues the marble motif, but the real highlight is the iconic Villeroy & Boch bathtub, ideal for a relaxing soak.
Entertaining areas follow the sun with a terrace and goldfish pond off the family room and an alfresco option off the dining room. Fruit trees abound including orange, lemon, lime, apricot, grapefruit, fig and more.
Beyond the paved driveway is a lock up garage and entry to a fenced area that includes a studio and a 20-metre lap pool, a combination that completes "Mollison's" entertainment options.
This is a rare opportunity: a grand residence with an inspiring provenance, set in one of the Inner South's most sought-after locations. It's a home that was built to last but also to move with the times. "Mollison" is every bit the home is was built to be - and much, much more.
Features: - 1353 square metre block - Established gated grounds and privacy hedging - Metres from Manuka shopping village & Manuka Oval Precinct - Among first homes in Griffith, built 1927 - Architecturally significant, fusion of Federation styles - Traditional character features including timber floors, wall panelling, moulded ceiling highlights and more - Sensitively modernised and restored - Two-storey - Formal lounge, dining - Four/ five bedrooms - Master generously-sized with walk-through robe - Two bathrooms, lower level with underfloor heating - Large kitchen with bespoke four metre Carrara marble bench tops and splashback - Integrated fridge/freezer and dishwasher - Family room/casual dining - Home office - Media/music room - Small library - Extensive storage - Separate entry for potential self-contained guest accommodation or home office - Extensive incorporation of Carrara marble in bathrooms - Free standing iconic Villeroy & Boch bath - Ducted heating - Lock up garage - Garden studio - Paved terrace and entertaining area - 20-metre lap pool - Numerous fruit tree varieties - Close to wide ranges of schools, parliamentary triangle and local amenities