Cordner family to move on after 80 years
The Cordner family, the name synonymous with the Melbourne Football Club, are selling their home that has been in the family for over 80 years.
Located in the Melbourne suburb of Greensborough, the English revival manor was built for Dr Edward and Mrs Cordner, who raised a family of four boys and ran a medical practice from there for 30 years.
Dr Cordner and his four sons, Don, Denis, Ted and John, all played for the Melbourne Football Club, producing two captains voted in the Team of the Century, one Brownlow medalist and a ‘Victorian of the Year’.
From 1953, the eldest son Dr Ted Cordner and his wife Anne raised a family of six children there, one of whom became a third generation player for Melbourne.
Named ‘Ashmead’, the home incorporates steep roof lines, rough sand-rendered outer walls, medieval doors and archways, a grand staircase, open fire places, and leadlight windows. It includes six bedrooms, two bathrooms, formal lounge and dining rooms, a butlers kitchen and pantry, and a library which was formerly the waiting room for the surgery.
The grounds feature a full sized tennis court, and a separate brick building housing a cellar, wood shed, toilet and store rooms.