History In The Making
1839 – 2017
As Old As Melbourne
John Pascoe Fawkner is recognised as the co-founder of Melbourne in 1835.
Between 1839-1842 he built a small timber home where ‘Oak Park Court’ currently stands today.
After he died in 1868 the property was sold to the English family. In 1880 they built the substantial 2 Storey Victorian mansion alongside the original home. This iconic building stands in perfect condition today as it was built over 135 years ago. The property is classified by the National Trust.
The last change of ownership was in 1992 to the Liberman family. They undertook the most substantial upgrade and renovation of the home. No expense was spared to bring the home into the new millennium. Extended and renovated in 1992 some of the upgrades include:
Establishment of underground electricity and implementation of 3 phase power
Completely new slate tiled roof for the Victorian mansion and new roof for the rest of the home
Central hydronic heating system
Central refrigerated air conditioning
Reorganisation of the floorplan with a new kitchen (Aga stove/oven, Miele appliances, Stone benchtops)
Extension of the building to accommodate a 4 car garage
It is without doubt a landmark home of significant proportions. With 1731 square metres of land and a 70 square home, it stands as a beacon of history as old as Melbourne itself.
For more information please call Brian Boyle 0432 343 873