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.
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.