Old and New Historic MENA Breaks the Mould


Nineteenth century homes are widely praised for their originality and historical style, but few owners have successfully blended older interiors with new ones to make these homes functional, attractive and comfortable places to live. One such rarity is in the progressive NSW City of Orange, the iconic and much admired 1875 Art Nouveau Villa "Mena".

Situated in the tasteful Kite Street district, a short walk to the Orange CBD, Mena's stunning exterior is enhanced by the peaceful and tranquil garden. The villa's interior is where new and old blend together. Dull museum-like colouring has been professionally replaced with refreshing surfaces enhancing and brightening the rooms. New fabrics and soft furnishings assist the process.

Essential services boosts the transformation with one new and a second fully renovated bathroom.There's completely rewired electrics, new insulation, underfloor heating and air conditioning units, heritage carpentry for restoration and new work and blacksmith skills to make new steel fittings. Many other new and restored features have been renovated to fit in with Mena's historical cedar, leadlight glass and marble features. (a full list of improvements is available) Comfortable living adds to the ambience, enhancing two newly decorated living rooms, a study, dining room and kitchen.

A large stable building located in the free bore water serviced garden provides a rare opportunity for a wide spectrum of owners to renovate it, suitable for two bedrooms, a kitchen, bathroom and living space, ideal for all sorts of accommodation. Undercover car parking for two cars and open space for several more is provided.

Such an impressive range of modern and iconic fittings balanced within Mena's impressive and remarkable exterior makes this a rare opportunity for a wide spectrum of owners to enjoy a rare balanced and comfortable lifestyle.

5 bedrooms
2 bathrooms
2 parking

Proudly sold by

New South Wales Sotheby's International Realty
The Gallery, Level 3, 45 - 51 Cross Street Double Bay NSW 2028

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