Jane Turner lists landmark Elwood home Tiuna

Actor and writer Jane Turner is selling Elwood’s landmark Tiuna estate with $7.3-$8 million price hopes.

Entertainer Jane Turner and her husband, lawyer, John Denton, have listed Elwood’s landmark Tiuna after 23 years.

More than $7.3 million is expected for the c1884 Italianate property which the marketing agents describe as one of the last remaining intact mansions in the suburb’s leafy Seaside Estate.

The double-storey dwelling underwent a major renovation almost 20 years ago with many period features restored including ceiling cornices, fireplaces and floorboards.

The couple also extended it – connecting rear stables to the main home.

Elwood’s Tiuna estate

Tiuna includes five bedrooms, four bathrooms, two lounge and dining rooms, a library, study, rumpus room and cellar.

Outside there is a garage, shed, three decks and several garden zones including one with high box hedges behind a vine-covered wall fronting the road. It is in a tree-lined street intersecting Ormond Esplanade and the beach at one end and Elwood Village on the other.

The vendors paid $802,500 for the family home, on 1079 sqm, about seven kilometres south of Melbourne’s CBD.

They now live in Paris, following Mr Denton’s appointment as the first Australian secretary-general with the International Chamber of Commerce two years ago.

Mr Gamon with colleague Torsten Kasper and Fredman Property Group’s Joel Fredman are quoting $7.3-$8m for the residence (story continues below).

At that price it would comfortably smash what is understood to be a suburb record $6.6m-plus deal for restaurateur Teage Ezard’s 10 Byrne Avenue, set last month.

Elsewhere in Elwood this week, actress Asher Keddie with husband, artist Vincent Fantauzo, relaunched the marketing campaign for a red-brick Edwardian at 57 Milton Street.

On a compact block at the south east corner of Ruskin Street, it is priced at $2.75-$2.85m after passing in at auction in March after one ($2.6m) bid.

Kath & Kim co-star not far from the hood

A writer and actress, Jane Turner rose to fame in the late 1980s with comedy sketch Fast Forward.

It was in this show the entertainer introduced Kath Day, who with a daughter, Kim, was the subject of a hugely successful standalone show which ran for five years from 2002.

Gina Riley, the Kath & Kim co-lead, in 2016 spent $4.85m on a historic hotel-converted-warehouse in Prahran, two suburbs north of Elwood.

With husband, television producer, Rick McKenna, Ms Riley once lived in Mercer Road, considered one of the best rows in Armadale, a suburb which adjoins Prahran.

Kath & Kim’s fictional home, actually in Melbourne’s outer south east at 4 Lagoon Place, Patterson Lakes, sold four years ago for $1.5m and was later renovated.

The Elwood home was renovated and extended about 20 years ago. It includes multiple entertaining spaces, inside (above) and out (below).
Some of Tiuna’s five bedrooms (above and bottom).

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Marc Pallisco

A freelance property analyst and journalist, Marc is a co-founder of realestatesource.com.au.

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