18 Bedford Street
Art Deco Masterpiece – “Aumonde”
“Stunning” is the only adjective I can think of that adequately describes the quality, finish and character of this beautiful Art Deco home.
Located in a quiet street in much sought after New Town, If you are looking for a city mansion where entertaining was high on the list of design criteria for your new home in 1935, look no further, for this stunning home will probably exceed your expectations! With an expansive lounge-room, beautiful formal dining room large enough for a 12 seat dining table, large paved outdoor entertaining area adjoining the 12 x 4 metre indoor pool area, you could not want for more.
As you walk up the driveway, you can feel that this is an Art Deco home of substance. When you walk through the front door into the beautiful foyer, you are immediately immersed in those Art Deco features that we love so much. When you look to the left you see beautiful glass French Doors which take you into the huge light filled sunken lounge with period fireplace, ceiling rose, and plate/vase rails. If you look straight ahead you see the formal dining room with stunning fireplace to set the mood for your next formal dinner party. If you look to the right you see into the modern quality kitchen with eye-catching marble benchtops and the beautiful Deco staircase.
The quality of this full brick home continues upstairs, with a massive main bedroom with ensuite and walk-in wardrobe plus 2/3 other bedrooms. There is also another set of French Doors leading onto a large sun deck surrounded by a parapet. From here you have stunning (again) views over New Town to the river Derwent, Mt Direction and beyond.
I could speak ad-infinitum about the quality, features and character of this masterpiece, but as they say, a picture is worth a thousand words. Please take the time to go through all of the photographs and read the article from The Mercury in 1938 and then I’m sure you will want to contact either Neville or myself to arrange a private viewing of Aumonde – you will not be disappointed!
Final Photo Excerpt from article in The Mercury, 19 September 1938.