Impressive English Cotswold Manor!
691 Donnington Place
Offered at $3,250,000
Built in 1949, and designed by the renowned architect P. Leonard James, this impressive Cotswold Manor was built for the original owners of the Yarrow Shipyards, with no expense spared and to exacting architectural standards.
Ahead of its time in design, this elegant home has a one level floor plan of over 4,400 square feet, offering the ultimate setting for entertaining with high ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, rich wood flooring, a 30’ drawing room, 18’ dining room, five fireplaces plus two master suites and den. Staff quarters are included in the main residence. The current owners have hosted some of the most premiere social occasions and fundraising events ever held in Victoria; with the prominent guest list including Royalty, Celebrities and Government Officials.
Situated like a jewel in the crown of the 7.4 acre garden, the property has an abundance of mature English gardens, impressive trees and rare and unique plantings. The property has many out buildings including greenhouse, separate guest cottage, converted barn with extra accommodations, plus a private office. There are two garages, one attached and one separate providing covered parking for five cars. This is an ideal situation for blended families or at a professional with at home office.
The location is equidistant between the Inner Harbour and the ferry, and situated near Elk Lake; an area of outstanding beauty, extensive horse trails and woodlands. Words cannot express the magic of this private tranquil setting.