THE finishing touches are being put on the Montgomery House restoration in Mt Claremont, and Western Suburbs Weekly has your first glimpse inside.
The 100-year-old building has undergone a $30 million restoration by Aegis Aged Care, with 80 rooms reflecting the house’s original heritage.
Features such as high ornate ceilings, polished wooden floors, large windows, exposed beams and more await the new residents of the aged care facility.
Aegis acquired the property in 2012, and said they faced significant challenges repairing the run-down and vandalised buildings that had been sitting unused since 1985.
“Montgomery House has a rich heritage history, and we wanted to be honest in the restoration to reflect the building’s former architectural glory,” Aegis chief executive Michael Cross said.
“Much of the project has been made possible by talented local tradespeople who used old-world techniques to restore the original features.
“Coupled with these original heritage elements, we’ve incorporated modern, premium grade facilities and technology to give residents the very best in care as well as a safe environment.”
Montgomery House is set to open its doors in early 2018.