Sold 10/02/2023 Undisclosed
‘Clovelly’, one of few properties on the Mornington Peninsula to offer privacy, prestige, pedigree and position. Designed by renowned architect Andrew Norbury, built in 1986 the home is a modern interpretation of the grand seaside escape. Occupying three lots with two street frontages, the property is a mere 200m from Hawker Beach in Old Mt Martha and offers opportunity to improve on perfection. Clovelly is framed by breath taking gardens creating a private paradise, where natives blend with exotics and meandering paths surround level lawns, orchard, vegetable beds and coveted north-south tennis court.
The home itself embraces Mid-century architectural confidence where the overall design is as relevant today as when it was completed. Lime washed timber and abundant glazing are deployed generously throughout the airy floorplan creating a casual, coastal feel. The vast living area features exposed beams and vaulted ceiling where views to the gardens on one side and tennis court on the other, compete for attention. Initially designed to incorporate a
swimming pool, the home’s garden would easily accommodate this addition without compromise. A look-out tower on the third floor is both a retreat and gem from which to enjoy the views over Port Phillip Bay’s horizon.
Elegant proportions offer zoned living for both large families and close friends for whom sailing and bay side pursuits are de rigueur over the summer months. Each zone – the master and two fit-for family suites – are distinctly separate with their own bathrooms and a living area in one. It’s here where the timelessness of late 20th Century design is most noticeable. The recently updated kitchen features Miele ovens, warming drawer and cooktop, Asko dishwasher and engineered stone benchtops. Covered parking for three vehicles, two garages, recreational vehicle storage and a potter’s yard, complete the accommodations. Breezeways and natural light oriented for seasonal advantage ensure a cosy temperature year-round, whilst gas ducted heat, open fireplace and split systems are put to work at the weather extremes.
Few seasonal – or primary – homes capture grace and charm in such abundance. Clovelly does so with genuine charisma and practicality: an hour’s escape from the city without the traffic and stress of locations further down Point Nepean Road, on the luxury of a secluded seaside estate.