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Rupertswood

Source: Go to the Register of the National Estate for more information.
Identifier: 5555
Location: Macedon St, Sunbury
Local
Government:
Hume City
State: VIC
Country: Australia
Statement of
Significance:
Rupertswood (Salesian College), Macedon Street, Sunbury, is one of the largest houses ever erected in Victoria. Comparable only with Werribee Park, Werribee, Rupertswood is a unique representation of an extraordinary and, nowadays inconceivably, affluent way of life. The estate had its own railway siding and half Battery of Royal Artillery. Stylistically the house is an important eclectic design, with a classically derived main block and Gothic Revival details to the tower. The house is a landmark

(The Commission is in the process of developing and/or upgrading official statements for places listed prior to 1991. The above data was mainly provided by the nominator and has not yet been revised by the Commission.)
Description: Rupertswood (Salesian College), Macedon Street, Sunbury, is an elaborate mansion built for landowner, stud breeder and philanthropist Sir William Clarke in 1874, to designs by architect George Brown. The two storey, symmetrically planned house has a huge tower with a very tall Mansard roof and widows walk. A double storey cast iron verandah with gutter cappings and paired columns faces the house. There are extensive gardens with gates.
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Report produced : 29/8/2014
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