Enchanting home in Caulfield North, Melbourne has had only four owners in its 116 year old history

A spectacular home with original period features, a striking façade with a red brick tower, enchanting gardens and stunning stunning interiors has had only four owners in its 116-year history.

Although it seems to fit into the English countryside, the ‘romantic’ property from 1906, called ‘Anselm’, is located in Caulfield North in Melbourne’s southeast suburbs just half an hour from the CBD.

Stepping into the incredible home is like stepping back through time with its hardwood floors, stately fireplaces, exposed ceiling beams, picturesque bay windows and an antique design.

This charming home built by a renowned architect with a stunning exterior, red brick tower and manicured gardens has had only four owners in its 116-year lifespan

Stepping into the incredible home is like stepping back through time with its hard wood floors, stately fireplaces, exposed beams, picturesque bay windows and an antique design

Stepping into the incredible home is like stepping back through time with its hard wood floors, stately fireplaces, exposed beams, picturesque bay windows and an antique design

Although it seems to fit into the English countryside, the 'romantic' property from 1906, called 'Anselm', is located in Caulfield North in Melbourne's southeast suburbs just half an hour from the CBD.

Although it seems to fit into the English countryside, the ‘romantic’ property from 1906, called ‘Anselm’, is located in Caulfield North in Melbourne’s southeast suburbs just half an hour from the CBD.

In the living and dining room is a magnificent fireplace decorated with ornate green tiles and the Haddon coat of arms as well as low visible ceiling beams that warn of the warmth and coziness of the room

In the living and dining room is a magnificent fireplace decorated with ornate green tiles and the Haddon coat of arms as well as low visible ceiling beams that warn of the warmth and coziness of the room

Max and Sophie Allen told Domain that they bought the house, designed by the famous architect Robert J. Haddon, in 1998 and were invited to an afternoon tea with all its former occupants.

“After we bought Anselm, but before we moved in, the previous owners arranged an afternoon tea and invited everyone who had lived in the house to come and talk to us about what it was like when they lived here,” he said. Allen.

‘We are only the fourth owner since the house was built in 1906 and we felt so wonderfully welcome and connected to the house and its history.’

Outside the lounge is a sophisticated home office with an ornate fireplace, curved bay windows and a range of original U.S. Navy oil paintings in Port Phillip Bay

Outside the lounge is a sophisticated home office with an ornate fireplace, curved bay windows and a range of original U.S. Navy oil paintings in Port Phillip Bay

Max and Sophie Allen told Domain that they bought the house, designed by the famous architect Robert J. Haddon, in 1998 and were invited to an afternoon tea with all its former residents

Max and Sophie Allen told Domain that they bought the house, designed by the famous architect Robert J. Haddon, in 1998 and were invited to an afternoon tea with all its former residents

There is an updated marble kitchen with wooden cabinets in keeping with the aesthetics of the home and a dining area with a stunning window seating area overlooking the lush backyard

There is an updated marble kitchen with wooden cabinets in keeping with the aesthetics of the home and a dining area with a stunning window seating area overlooking the lush backyard

The famous architect who designed a number of buildings around Melbourne, including the former fourth Victoria building on Collins Street, lived in the home with his wife Ada until his death in 1929.

In the living room and dining room is a magnificent fireplace decorated with ornate green tiles and the Haddon coat of arms as well as low visible ceiling beams that contribute to the warmth and coziness of the room.

Outside the lounge is a sophisticated home office with an ornate fireplace, curved bay window and a range of original U.S. Navy oil paintings in Port Phillip Bay.

Upstairs there are two loft-style bedrooms as well as a bathroom with unique tiles decorated with pictures of Viking ships

Upstairs there are two loft-style bedrooms as well as a bathroom with unique tiles decorated with pictures of Viking ships

The famous architect who designed a number of buildings around Melbourne, including the former fourth Victoria building on Collins Street, lived in the home with his wife Ada until his death in 1929.

The famous architect who designed a number of buildings around Melbourne, including the former fourth Victoria building on Collins Street, lived in the home with his wife Ada until his death in 1929.

Sophie modeled the magnificent manicured gardens based on the home's original plans, which the previous owners had printed from Haddon's book Architecture in Australia and donated to Allens

Sophie modeled the magnificent manicured gardens based on the home’s original plans, which the previous owners had printed from Haddon’s book Architecture in Australia and donated to Allens

Anselm House is now on the market with a bid price of $ 2.749 million

Anselm House is now on the market with a bid price of $ 2.749 million

There is an updated marble kitchen with wooden cabinets in accordance with the aesthetics of the home and a dining area with a fantastic window seat corner overlooking the lush backyard.

Ms. Allen modeled the magnificent manicured gardens based on the home’s original plans, which the previous owners had printed from Haddon’s book Architecture in Australia and donated to Allens.

Upstairs there are two loft-style bedrooms as well as a bathroom with unique tiles decorated with pictures of Viking ships.

The backyard offers a children’s home, a lush lawn, a green courtyard and a guest house with two bedrooms, a study, laundry and bathroom.

‘It’s such a romantic old house. It always feels to me like a magical place from the stories I used to read to the children, ‘said Mrs Allen, who moved into the house when her eldest child was only three years old.

“It was wonderful for the kids to grow up here. Creativity and imagination are a gift that comes with the house, I think. ‘

Anselm House is now on the market with an offer price of $ 2.749 million – to see the overview, click here.

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