A developer recently lodged an application to demolish this charming 136-year old bluestone villa in Fullarton, to be replaced by two contemporary-style dwellings.
The building was subject to another development application in June of last year, with a staggering 70 plus individuals objecting to its demolition.
Despite being in a Historic Area Overlay, the dwelling was approved for demolition at the time.
The dwelling was most recently sold in November 2021.
The listing description said, “Lofty ceilings, Baltic pine floors, fireplaces and grand archways piece together a robust original home that was built by James Frew – one of the first homes to grace this prestigious pocket of the eastern suburbs.”
Unfortunately, changes to the Planning and Design Code last year have made it easier for developers to demolish historic properties such as this.