Estate / Mansion

Grande Dame

Balwyn, VIC, Australia

    • Photography Stills

The Space

From the moment you approach the imposing entrance you quickly realise we are a residence like no other. Situated in the spacious grounds of Melbourne’s second highest point, this historic mansion was once the family home of Oliver Gilpin, who built the property in the 1930s, creating an estate famed for its opulence and style. Apartments at The Connault are large and extremely spacious. The lounges, dining room and library provide graceful surroundings for social gatherings whilst the balconies, garden courtyard and spacious grounds allow for pleasant outdoor relaxation.

In terms of finishing, most of our internal finishings are original from the 1930s build, with hand craft cornices with different themes in every room, beautiful heating vents, original oak wood flooring, Lalique crystal chandeliers, original stained glass windows, a grand staircase etc. The views from the building span 360 degrees being at the very top of the hill and have unobstructed views throughout. Our gardens are mature and is now starting to flower as spring has arrived. The entire building is steeped in its heritage and history.

We also have 2 car parks in the front and rear of the building which can accommodate both photoshoots, filming or up to 30 cars.

Note: AVAILABLE FOR STILLS AND TVCs only, no events

All the important details

Indoor spaces

  • Library / Media Room

Outdoor spaces

  • Backyard
  • Garden
  • Alfresco Spaces
  • Feature Driveway

Architectural style

  • Victorian

Other styling

  • European Influence
  • Curves & Arches
  • Travetine & Marble
  • Rich & Moody

Property logistics

  • On-site Parking
  • Kitchen
  • Toilets
  • Long Driveway
  • Three Phased Power
  • Noise Restrictions
  • Capacity (21-50)

Grande Dame is available for hire in Balwyn, VIC, Australia

From $3,600 / day
Based on 8hrs, stills photoshoot, out by 6pm.
Additional charges apply.
Property name
Grande Dame
From $3,600 / day
Based on 8hrs, stills photoshoot, out by 6pm.
Additional charges apply.
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