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The Sullivans house


Does anyone know where the ACTUAL house is, where The Sullivans was filmed?
I've been told it was Caulfield... but a suburb is a large location.

Any help would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.

P.

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I think it was in Canterbury
and it has been demolished.

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The church used in the wedding episode of "The Sullivans" still stands. It is St. Paul's Anglican Church, on the corner of Church and Margaret Streets, Canterbury. It is open each day during daylight hours, and is well worth a visit.

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Well, many years since this thread started, but I do have some info.

I loved The Sullivans as a kid and I'm now enjoying reliving that through the release of the DVDs.

About 15-20 years ago I lived in Melb for 5 years. During that time I tried to find out all I could about where the series was filmed, but with little luck (afterall it was pre-internet and Google days...).

At one stage when living in Melb I did see an article in the paper about how there was a group called 'save the Sullivans house' and they gave an address of a house about to be demolished in Hawthorn? I went there only I could not recognise the house and wondered if I had the wrong address (the house was on a street corner for starters!).

Many years later I researched this group again and found out the house they were trying to save was in fact used in the very early episodes as the house occupied by the hermit 'Mr Jarvis'. Even then I couldn't recognise the house as now seen in the DVD release, through additional research I was able to determine that the actual house was in this location but behind the house I had seen on the corner. The 'Mr Jarvis' house was accessible through a long driveway and that made sense as I recall the characters walking through extensive gardens etc when they visited the house during the series.

Many years leter I have now been able to determine that:

The pub external shots were filmed using The Retreat Hotel at 226 Nicholson St, Abbotsford (still standing);

The local shop was filmed at 35 Matlock St, Canterbury (still standing and now the house has the words 'Sullivan House' painted on the front); and

The Sullivans house at the fictional 7 Gordon St Camberwell was filmed at 7 Milton St Canterbury. The original house has been demolished and the new house on that site featured in a 'Where Are They Now?' episode with Dave and Grace Sullivan who stood on the grounds showing where the old house used to be... The house that featured in the WATN epsiode is clearly the house you can now see through Google Maps Street View.

Interestingly, the Sullivans house and the shop are actually only 400m apart! The pub however (at Abbostford) is about 9km away...

Even though some of the houses are gone, I think I wold still like to 'walk the grounds' one day...



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Hi there,
I've often wondered about the old House Mr Jarvis lived in.

From your confused description, I take it the house has now been demolished ?.
Do you know what was built in its place ?. What was the address of the Jarvis house ?.

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Well, many years since this thread started, but I do have some info.

I loved The Sullivans as a kid and I'm now enjoying reliving that through the release of the DVDs.

About 15-20 years ago I lived in Melb for 5 years. During that time I tried to find out all I could about where the series was filmed, but with little luck (afterall it was pre-internet and Google days...).

At one stage when living in Melb I did see an article in the paper about how there was a group called 'save the Sullivans house' and they gave an address of a house about to be demolished in Hawthorn? I went there only I could not recognise the house and wondered if I had the wrong address (the house was on a street corner for starters!).

Many years later I researched this group again and found out the house they were trying to save was in fact used in the very early episodes as the house occupied by the hermit 'Mr Jarvis'. Even then I couldn't recognise the house as now seen in the DVD release, through additional research I was able to determine that the actual house was in this location but behind the house I had seen on the corner. The 'Mr Jarvis' house was accessible through a long driveway and that made sense as I recall the characters walking through extensive gardens etc when they visited the house during the series.

Many years later I have now been able to determine that:

The pub external shots were filmed using The Retreat Hotel at 226 Nicholson St, Abbotsford (still standing);

The local shop was filmed at 35 Matlock St, Canterbury (still standing and now the house has the words 'Sullivan House' painted on the front); and

The Sullivans house at the fictional 7 Gordon St Camberwell was filmed at 7 Milton St Canterbury. The original house has been demolished and the new house on that site featured in a 'Where Are They Now?' episode with Dave and Grace Sullivan who stood on the grounds showing where the old house used to be... The house that featured in the WATN epsiode is clearly the house you can now see through Google Maps Street View.

Interestingly, the Sullivans house and the shop are actually only 400m apart! The pub however (at Abbostford) is about 9km away...

Even though some of the houses are gone, I think I wold still like to 'walk the grounds' one day...



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Hi, the address I was given for the 'Jarvis House' was 27 Glenroy Rd, Hawthorn. However, it was a house situated on a corner block (on the corner of Glenroy Rd and Hawthorn Glen). When I arrived, it was clear to me that the dilapidated house on the corner was not the Jarvis House at all. It turns out that just around the corner (on Hawthorn Glen) was a fence and gate that led up behind 27 Glenroy Rd and this is where the Jarvis House was...

The whole area has been re-built on now (i.e. the house on the corner and the house behind which was the Jarvis House).

By looking at Google Maps you can see where there is a large internal area on that block and inside the middle of the block is where the Jarvis House was.

Here is a link to a real estate agent selling the new house built on 27 Glenroy Rd. It tells a bit of the story...

http://www.openhouses.org.au/glenroy_road_05.html

Cheers,

David

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