The grand property of Rippon Lea and its links with Mount Eliza

'Greenshades' of 2 Freemans Road, Mount Eliza and all its history is on the market. The lucky purchaser will be investing in much more than a beautiful home and ample property in a superb location. 

Just moments from the beach, the expansive grounds 3582sqm (approx) are beautiful and serene while the house itself is a timeless treasure of generous proportions which has been sensitively updated over time to meet the needs of contemporary lifestyles. 

The current owners have generously shared the history of this grand property.

"History has it that the original 'Greenshades' began its history as a small cottage, built in the early 1900s.

It was the home for the chauffeur of the Sargood family who owned the nearby and much celebrated homestead 'Denistoun.'  Greenshades' first resident's employer - Frederick Sargood's Melbourne residence was the stunning Rippon Lea Estate

This link could perhaps explain the rite of way to Daveys Bay Road. 

Some years later the next owner of Greenshades was Mrs Inga Syme or 'Mrs Alan Syme' (of The Age newspaper family).   She extended the cottage, adding the master bedroom and sitting room."   

Image from trove.nla.gov.au - Sunday 5 July 1925 in The Sun (Sydney) as at that stage Alan and Inga lived in New South Wales. Sadly Alan Douglas Syme passed away at the young age of 58, in 1954.

Image from trove.nla.gov.au - Sunday 5 July 1925 in The Sun (Sydney) as at that stage Alan and Inga lived in New South Wales. Sadly Alan Douglas Syme passed away at the young age of 58, in 1954.

"The next residents that lived at Greenshades were the Scales family. Peter Scales was a vet in Frankston for many years. Their family grew up here and they added the upstairs bedrooms, family bathrooms and downstairs living room. 

They loved the garden which during their ownership was tended to by Michael Morrison, of Cruden Farm fame. 

The current owners have lived here for 21 years and as you'll see from the photos, have made many improvements over that time.  

You can view more images and the full property details, including the Statement of Information at  http://bit.ly/2FreemansRoad .

You can view more images and the full property details, including the Statement of Information at http://bit.ly/2FreemansRoad.

The garden has been added to and cared for, creating a protected oasis of beauty and privacy within an easy distance to Daveys Bay Beach.   It has also provided a perfect setting for many family celebrations including weddings and birthdays.

Greenshades is unique and has been built on history.  It is comfortable, relaxed and laden with good energy!"

What gorgeous reflections from the vendors. Wishing the new owners a joyful and healthy lifestyle in their piece of Mount Eliza history.

You'll find full property details here - bit.ly/2FreemansRoad

https://www.rtedgar.com.au/property/680490/2-freemans-road-mount-eliza/

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