Stonnington was once the Governor's residence. You can look up its history easily enough. The Gov moved onto a grander place. I remember it better as Toorak Teachers College. Later it became a Deakin University campus and was flooded with overseas students.
I walked along Glenferrie Road Malvern the other day and took a couple of snaps.
It was to be turned into apartments with new apartments built on its grounds. It seems this might have been completed and they haven't built the apartments at the front and obliterated the house, but behind.
The rather nice jungly and overgrown garden has been attended to and this what we see today, external restoration of the mansion and a garden renovation in progress. I have never seen the house so exposed. It also has a rather nice gate house at the driveway entrance, somewhat larger than Audrey Forbes-Hamilton's gate house.
This is only a phone camera pic and the camera seems to have focused rather more on the leaves than the house.
Are these water supply pipes or fire hydrants? If they are hydrants, they are far too close to the fence to connect hoses.