Historic Avalon Mansion Demolished

REGULAR Grand Prix racegoers may notice the historic and former heritage-protected Avalon mansion, near the 13th turn at the bottom of Albert Park Lake, in Melbourne, has just been demolished.

Built in 1903, and on a massive 2323 square metre block at 70 Queens Road, Avalon was designed by prominent architect William Pitt, who also penned the Princess Theatre and Olderfleet buildings, in town, and the Denton Hat Mill building, in Abbotsford.

Avalon (pictured, right) was one of the few mansions dotted within the wider St Kilda Road precinct that survived a commercial office building boom that intensified in the 1980s, but troughed by the 1990s.

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New Record Price Expected to be Set For Melbourne’s Western Suburbs

A LANDMARK property on the suburb border of Newport and Williamstown is expected to smash the record price paid for a home in Melbourne’s western suburbs.
Hocking Stuart Williamstown’s Wayne Elly is expecting up to $8 million for the Sea Gates estate at 62 The Strand, which has rear access to Yarra Street.
The massive 3,500 square metre property includes two historic homes –  Sea Gates and the smaller Dachet – and enjoys postcard views over Hobsons Bay to the Melbourne CBD.

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