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A historic Victorian-era property in Melbourne that hosted the first intercolonial handball competition in 1874 is now home to singer-songwriter and actor Troye Sivan.
1 of 4. Victorian homes are feted for their rich history and ornate decorations. Still, this Melbourne property raises the bar – it hosted Australia’s first intercolonial handball competition in 1873 and was later was converted into a brick factory. Architect John Mockridge converted the property, in the Melbourne suburb of Carlton, into his residence in 1970 and the house retains its vintage interiors with cork ceilings and retro mezzanine, and open timber rafters.
The 1860s property has certainly seen its fair share of history, starting with the first intercolonial handball competition being played here in 1873. The handball court was later converted into a brick factory, before architect John Mockridge turned it into his own residence in 1970.
Melbourne's top sale was in North Carlton at $3,276,000 for 22 Macarthur Place (pictured main). The price guide had been $2.65 million to $2.9 million. It once hosted Australia’s first intercolonial handball competition in 1873, and is now known as the Court House. Then was converted into a brick factory.
Intercolonial Exhibition of Australasia 1866-67. The Intercolonial Exhibition: interior of the rotunda, IMP27/11/66/372. This exhibition brought together exhibits to assist in the selection of items to be forwarded to Paris for the Exposition Universelle. For the first time the Australian colonies came together.
Once Melbourne's leading handball court, it initially hosted intercolonial handball competitions in the late 1800s. Its Victorian industrial structure was once a brick factory and a 1950s hotel before being revitalised by celebrated Australian architect John Mockridge, who bought the site in 1970.
The 1874 place has an interesting history, including being a brick factory and hosted the first intercolonial handball competition in 1874.
A historic Victorian-era property in Melbourne that hosted the first intercolonial handball competition in 1874 is now home to singer-songwriter and actor Troye Sivan. The home was snapped up in June last year by a company – on which Sivan’s father, Shaun Mellet, serves as a director – for $3.276 million.