Historic home sold

ONE of Inglewood’s most historic homes will continue its place in history, selling for a record $445,000.Nimmitabel, built in 1881, went under the hammer on Saturday and was bought by a Melbourne buyer.Auctioneer Luke Nevins said it was the most money realised for a residential property in Inglewood.The historic home is on three levels, has 13 rooms including two formal parlors, ornate ceilings, leadlight windows, a cedar staircase and bannister and open fire places with marble surrounds. The house also boasts an impressive cellar.The house was built by Joseph Tivey to accommodate his 13 children.More than 500 people turned out for the auction. Mr Nevins said the property was held in high regard.“It’s a reflection of the standard that Mr Tivey wanted,” he said,“When we had open house it was an opportunity for people to have a look inside.”Mr Nevins said the buyer plans to restore the house into a private residence.

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