A charming home in Caulfield North, Melbourne has only had four owners in its 116-year history

Stunning home with original period details, stunning facade with red brick tower, enchanting gardens and stunningly charming interior, it has had only four owners in its 116 year history.

Although it seems appropriate for the English countryside, the 1906 “romantic” estate, called “Anselm”, is located in Caulfield North in the southeastern suburbs of Melbourne just half an hour from the Central Business District.

Stepping into the stunning home is like stepping back in time with its hardwood floors, plush fireplaces, exposed ceiling beams, attractive bay windows, and antique design.

Built by a famous architect with stunning exteriors, a red brick tower and manicured gardens, this charming home has only had four owners in its 116 year old.

Stepping into the stunning home is like stepping back in time with its hardwood floors, plush fireplaces, exposed ceiling beams, attractive bay windows and antique design.

Stepping into the stunning home is like stepping back in time with its hardwood floors, plush fireplaces, exposed ceiling beams, attractive bay windows and antique design.

While it seems appropriate for the English countryside, the 1906 “romantic” estate, called “Anselm”, is located in Caulfield North in the southeast suburbs of Melbourne just half an hour from the Central Business District

In the living and dining room, a large fireplace decorated with patterned green tiles and Haddon arms as well as exposed low ceiling beams add warmth and comfort to the space

In the living and dining room, a large fireplace decorated with patterned green tiles and Haddon arms as well as exposed low ceiling beams add warmth and comfort to the space

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

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

“We are only the fourth homeowner since the house was built in 1906 and felt wonderfully welcome and connected to the home and its history.”

Outside the lounge is a sophisticated home office with ornate fireplace, large curved windows, and a series of original oil paintings of the US Navy in Port Phillip Bay.

Outside the lounge is a sophisticated home office with ornate fireplace, large curved windows, and a series of original oil paintings of the US Navy in Port Phillip Bay.

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

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

There is an updated marble kitchen with wood cabinets to match the home's aesthetic and a dining area with a stunning window nook overlooking a lush backyard.

There is an updated marble kitchen with wood cabinets to match the home’s aesthetic and a dining area with a stunning window nook overlooking a lush backyard.

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

In the living-dining room, a large fireplace decorated with patterned green tiles and Haddon arms, plus exposed low ceiling beams add to the space’s warmth and comfort.

Outside the lounge is a sophisticated home office with ornate fireplace, bay window, and a series of original oil paintings of the US Navy in Port Phillip Bay.

Upstairs, there are two loft-style bedrooms as well as a unique tiled bathroom decorated with images of Viking ships

Upstairs, there are two loft-style bedrooms as well as a unique tiled bathroom decorated with images of Viking ships

The famous architect, who designed a number of buildings around Melbourne including the former 4th Victoria Building on Collins Street, lived in the house with his wife Ada until his death in 1929

The famous architect, who designed a number of buildings around Melbourne including the former 4th Victoria Building on Collins Street, lived in the house with his wife Ada until his death in 1929

Sophie designed the exquisitely manicured gardens from original house plans printed by the previous owners from the book Haddon Architecture in Australia and gifted to the Allens.

Sophie designed the exquisitely manicured gardens from original house plans printed by the previous owners from the book Haddon Architecture in Australia and gifted to the Allens.

Anselm's home is now on the market for an asking price of $2.749 million

Anselm’s home is now on the market for an asking price of $2.749 million

There is an updated marble kitchen with wood cabinets that match the home’s aesthetic and a dining area with a stunning window nook overlooking a lush backyard.

Allen designed the exquisitely manicured gardens from original plans for the house printed by the previous owners from Haddon Architecture Australia and gifted by Allen.

Upstairs, there are two loft-style bedrooms as well as a unique tiled bathroom decorated with images of Viking ships.

The backyard features a small children’s home, a sprawling lawn, and a tree-lined patio as well as a guest cottage with two bedrooms, a study, laundry, and bathroom.

It is an old romantic house. Ms. Allen, who moved home when her oldest child was only three years old, said it always felt like a magical place from the stories I’d been reading to children.

It was great for the kids to grow up here. I believe creativity and imagination are a gift that comes with a home.

The Anselm home is now on the market for a asking price of $2.749 million – to view the listing, click here.

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