50 Kite Street, Orange, NSW
Mena is a lovely story of detailed and meticulous restoration that has revived the old world charm and heritage history of one of the oldest and most gracious homes in Orange.
Mena was built by James Dalton and his homes bear the unmistakable hallmark of a more elegant and kinder age such as massive halls, marble fire places, stained glass windows and exteriors dripping with stunning cast iron.
Designed when art nouveau decorating was at it's peak Mena still has it's original features throughout including lead light windows, open fireplaces, original period tiles, cedar archways, 5-metre ceilings with decorative moldings and Australian cedar used throughout including 36cm skirting boards, the footprint of this home has not changed in 146 years...
Mena is a home of grand design important for it's technical, creative design excellence which can be seen in the distinctive, ornamented yet formally simple exterior and the rich, refined interiors.
Mena is a wide fronted symmetrical Mid Victorian house with smooth rendered walls and central, highly decorated porch with three column bays each side. The roof structure consists of a powerful hipped and gabled main roof form and a sloping bull nose verandah roof supported on cast iron Corinthian columns decorated with cast iron brackets and frieze.
The internal joinery is of cedar and it is evident that no expense was spared in the building and fitting out of this iconic property. Master craftmanship is appreciated through the entire residence.
The exquisite grounds compliment the home complete with the original stables, a fully equipped bore, garden shed and full irrigation system.
The option to purchase this property on a furnished basis is available.
Other features of this home include;
. Circa 1875
Central CBD location
National Heritage listing
Stunning, private Courtyard
Spacious Eat In Kitchen
Abundance of Storage Space
Off street parking and turning area
Full irrigation system
''This is quite simply the best home in Orange''