This unique and outstanding residence is one of the most historically significant properties in the St George area.
Wonderful character features including high pressed metal ceilings in beautiful condition, marble and timber fireplaces, tessellated floor tiles in impressive condition, stained glass windows, massive main lounge, huge formal dining, study, China room, music room and a number of living areas.
Heritage listed it boasts 6 to 7 bedrooms & 3 bathrooms. Many of the rooms have French doors opening to verandas or garden.
With an impressive 18.69m frontage on a magnificent landscaped block of 1265m2, with entrance gates either side and circular drive.
The rear extension is a wonderful addition with extra dining ,living , family areas and a wonderful open plan kitchen all with water views
The rear yard also features water views and covered entertaining.
Watering system using bore water
This amazing property is a very rare opportunity to purchase a one of a kind historically significant residence on substantial land in a wonderful location backing onto a reserve then street to waterfront.
Land 18.69/ 19.81 x 65.52 Total 1265m2
Inspect: By appointment
Contact: Tony Gardner 0414 990 756
The land was part of an original estate of 50 acres granted to Thomas Walker in 1839 The original home was built in 1882 and sold to James Crawford in 1883 who enlarged the home greatly in the years that followed.
Mr Crawford was a pastoralist who had properties in Queensland and Northern territory. He was a justice of the peace in 3 states , was a founding member of St George sailing club, first president of Sandringham Public School parents and citizens association and a member of the committee of the st George Cottage Hospital. Crawford Rd Brighton Le Sands is named after him. During the first world war he made 6 blocks of land on the Fontainbleau estate available for the erection of homes for returning ex-servicemen or the widows of those who did not return.
In the years that followed the property was passed to members of the family then sold and subdivided.
The current owner of "Fontainbleau" added extensions upstairs in 1970's and at the rear in 2002.
Close to Schools
Close to Shops
Close to Transport