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Inverleith (demolished) 12 Acland Street

Inverleith Inverleith taken by Donald McDonald

  • Date Built: 1867 or prior
  • Demolished: 1927 subdivision of grounds with 2 block of flats erected. House demolished 1960s f2 further flats built.
  • Builder:


  • First European Land Owner:

    1842 first St Kilda Crown Land sale allotment 13 consisting of 3 acres was sold to the squatter George Sherbrooke Airey (1810-1880). https://stkildahistory.org.au/our-collection/resources/m27


  • Owners and occupiers:


    [-1867-] John Franklin McMullen, inspector and general manager of the Union Bank
    [-1882-1887] Francis Patrick Hines (1826?-1891), grazier
    [1887-] Daniel Whittle Harvey Patterson (1848-1931), grazier, mining investor
    [1897-] Thomas McKellar (1819-1900), grazier, MLCS&M 1897 McKellar, Thomas, 12 Acland St (near ne cnr Church Sq, north of CofE) Argus, 27 May 1941, p 4. Inverleigh, 35 rooms, fomer mansion of Harvey Patterson, recently a guest house, has been sold. CF house of Mrs J H Patterson, St K


    [-1872] Thomas James Nankivell, partner in Fanning Nankivell & Co. merchants
    [-1877] John Mackenzie (1813-1877) gentleman, property agent & investor

  • Architects:

    The architect for the original building is unknown.

    1867 it was owned by the banker John Franklin McMullen who built this fine two-storey house.

    1887 Harvey Patterson added a ballroom on the north side designed by William Pitt architect in the Morrish style.

  • Description:

    Large two storey rendered brick residence in the mid Victorian Italianate style with a symmetrical front with projecting bays at either end of a central loggia a verandah above and a hipped slate roof with bracketed eaves. The outbuildings included stables (four loose boxes), double coach-house, harness-room, groom's room, gardener's cottage of four rooms, cowshed, large cellar, fernery, fowl-house, pond, etc. The grounds comprised of about 3 acres.


  • Sources:

    Source Summary or [note]
    Argus 1867.3.25 p.2 Rajpootana, Acland Street, adjoining the beautiful garden of McMullen Esq …
    Argus 1871.1.2 p.2 Sale By Auction Inverleith, Acland Street. carefully selected and nearly new household furniture and effects. …instructions from J F McMullen whose family leave per Great Britain… [extensive list follows] No reserve.
    Argus 1877.9.17 p.1 Deaths On the 16th inst., at Inverleith, Acland Street, St Kilda, John Mackenzie, aged 64 years.
    Argus 1887.10.8 p.4 Sale by Auction Thursday, October 13 at 12 o'clock. Family Mansion with about 3 acres of land. [Full description of rooms, outbuildings grounds follow].
    Argus 1888.8.10 p.13 Tenders Contractors. Tenders are invited for extensive additions to residence, Acland Street, St Kilda for Harvey Patterson Esq. William Pitt, FRVIA, architect, 22 Collins Street West.

    Also Melbourne Mansions Database


  • Compiled by: Peter Johnson
  • Last updated: Monday, 14 March 2022

Now a Block of flats north of Christ Church