Kianga - Vaucluse Federation House

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Justin Hemmes buys Vaucluse home for sale
Justin Hemmes buys Vaucluse home for sale

Historic ... Justin Hemmes' new Vaucluse home. Source: The Daily Telegraph
November 21, 2010
The high-profile Hemmes hotelier clan has added another property to its portfolio with a $12.6 million purchase.
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"Either Bettina Hemmes, the low-profile interior designer daughter of the family, bought Kianga, a five-bedroom Federation house in Vaucluse at auction yesterday (20/11/2010); or entrepreneur Justin Hemmes finally bagged his own home yesterday, paying $12.6 million for the historic Vaucluse home in Sydney's eastern suburbs."
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Typical bay window with arch and elaborate stained glass, all with matching design
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Vaulted timber work is typical of the Federation style - possibly made of red cedar, now the rarest of our timbers.
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Note the elaborate architraves, original patterned ceiling, and the beautiful stained glass windows with matching decoration
Note the sewing or writing nook in the corner, another Federation feature.
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Bullnose stained glass windows are uniquely typical of Federation design
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The verandah is supported by sandstone columns, adding a 'bungalow' look to the house. Notice the exposed rafters which once would have been visible externally, before the roller shades were installed.
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The house, with ornate period details, has wrap-around balconies and sweeping harbour views. It was the 21-room Ormond Hall private hotel during the 1950s.

It was the dearest of the 600-plus listings put to auction yesterday, according to Australian Property Monitors.

"Commanding a world class panorama stretching from Rose Bay across Sydney´s iconic harbour landmarks to North Head, ´Kainga´ is a magnificent family estate of rare elegance and grandeur. Its vast interiors exude a patrician old world ambience and showcase a spectacular octagonal design with domed central gallery and traditional Federation details. A secluded lifestyle sanctuary set well back from the road and set on a generous 1,423sqm landholding, this grand mansion promises rare privilege, peace and privacy.

+ 5 beds, 4.5 baths, 3 x LUG + additional off/st pkg
+ Formal/family lounge & dining areas flow outdoors
+ Expansive upper & lower wraparound verandahs
+ O/plan kitchen, study with marble fireplace, A/C
+ Cabana, alfresco entertainers´ terrace, pool, spa
+ Deluxe master, scope to personalise if desired"

History

Kianga, New South Head Rd, Vaucluse

2010 $12.6 million purchase by Bettina Hemmes
2010 $15 million listing price
1989 $6.2 million purchase by Sam and Barbara Linz (Sam Linz is a successful South Africa entrepreneur who migrated to Australia in 1981)
1989 Sold by Pat Corrigan (freight tycoon-turned-art collector)
1950s Traded as Sydney's finest private hotel, 21-room Ormond Hall. Opened in the early 1950s by the Allen family.

Style: Federation with a spectacular octagonal design with domed central gallery and expansive upper and lower wraparound verandahs
Bedrooms: 5
Garage: 3 cars
Landholding: 1,423sqm
Cabana, terrace, pool, spa[1]
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