The late 1875 Victorian Art Nouveau villa, Mena, in Orange is the perfect blend of historical charm and modern style possessing both heritage beauty and architecture plus the benefits of modern living rarely available in homes that have been recognised among the 'Top 50 Great Houses of Australia' as published in Denis Gregory's book.
Gracious Mena was built by pioneering merchant, James Dalton, who did not spare any expense when constructing the home for his eldest son sourcing the most lavish materials, craftsmanship and carpentry, importing ten marble fireplaces, ornate press metal ceilings, rare cedar timber and beautifully crafted leadlight windows.
Recent renovations have maintained the quality Dalton principle, standing on bluestone foundations, Mena continues to beat the test of time as not only a grand and very comfortable home but equipped with new zoned underfloor ducted heating, new bathrooms, complete rewiring and a modern colour palate throughout culminating beautifully to refresh the heritage features.
Moving through the entrance adorned with stain glass windows and an abundance of cast iron, an expansive layout awaits. The villa provides ample room with five bedrooms, two bathrooms and an assortment of ancillary rooms all complimented by four metre ceilings, decorative mouldings and 36cm skirting boards ensuring the lavish art-nouveau style lives on.
A short walk from some of the best cafes and shops that Orange has to offer, Mena sits on a generous 2,327 square metres. The well-established garden, connected to a bore timed watering system, provides a picturesque backdrop to the grandiose beauty that Mena commands and generates a sense of peace and tranquillity.
New South Wales Sotheby's International Realty invite you to this beautifully restored part of Orange's long and rich history.
Please contact us to arrange a time.