In 1889 Frank Bond purchased the 734 acre Claremont House estate at auction for 326 pounds.
Bond was a very wealthy bark merchant and businessman. and bought Claremont House for it’s convenience to his business interests in the north and south of the state. He owned the property between 1889 and 1897 and made a number of structural changes to the house. Today Claremont House is classified as a Victorian Italianate, unique in it architectural design for the time and area.
Bond added return double verandahs, a four storey widow’s walk at the rear of the house and iron gates at the bottom of the drive.
The Bond room features a chiropractic queen ensemble, dining area and 50inch LCD TV. The room is located in the upstairs south wing and enjoys views over nearby Collins Cap and Mount Wellington in the distance. The large ensuite bathroom features a large walk in shower and original Victorian mahogany dressing table. Facilities include in room WIFI, fridge/freezer, espresso machine, kettle and toaster and has direct access to the communal kitchenette with microwave.