When development rips at a suburb's heart

The once grand estate at 16 St Georges Road, Toorak, before bulldozers knocked it down.The once grand estate at 16 St Georges Road, Toorak, before bulldozers knocked it down.Property is an emotional commodity and few other matters of bricks and mortar have enraged and impassioned peoplemore than the demolition last week of an iconic old Toorak mansion.

This is 16 St Georges Roadbefore the excavators rolled in.

It was one of the grandest estates in Toorakand in beautiful condition, withgardens as manicured as the ladies who lunch at the