Another Albany Road Mansion Could Be Demolished for MegaMansion

Mr Warson, chief executive officer of Glenvill Homes, caused a stir in 1998 when he demolished the Lisieux mansion to build a new mansion, next door to Coomaroo. The demolition was one of several underway at the time, and raised resident tensions in Toorak’s blue ribbon heartland.

The usually private Paula Fox, wife of trucking magnate Lindsay, told The Age Albany Road and the streets around it were losing its character and charm with each demolition. Other homes to be demolished at the time were Southdean on Irving Road, and 1 Whernside Avenue, across the road from Solomon Lew.

Fast forward ten years and it could be on again in Albany Road. What is clear is that Warson doesn’t need two neighbouring Toorak mansions – but agents are divided about whether he’ll demolish one, or both, to build a new Glenvill-designed mega-mansion.

One thing is certain though, Cameroo’s wide frontage to Albany Road will give Warson the  biggest frontage of any other house on the street – often cited as Melbourne’s most expensive. That honour has for years belonged to Lindsay and Paula Fox’s Eulinya mansion at the corner of Irving Road.

Mr Warson was unavailable for comment when contacted by The Age.

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Marc Pallisco

A former property analyst and print journalist, Marc is the publisher of