Sold 23/10/2023 Undisclosed
A striking combination of classical charm and quintessential contemporary luxury, this utterly unforgettable designer’s own home raises the bar for sophisticated north facing family living and entertaining. Located in a premium position moments from leading private schools, transport and renowned Central Park, this freshly completed full renovation honours the past whilst creating spectacular spaces for modern family life. Architecturally designed in collaboration with Penny Kinsella Architects, this thoughtfully designed residence now offers multiple areas for living and entertaining, accompanied by five bedrooms, four luxury bathrooms plus powder, a magnificent Miele appointed entertainers’ kitchen with scullery, hand plastered helical stair, exquisite local and imported light fixtures and a range of natural materials.
Positioned in a quiet tree lined street behind a secure fenced entry, the original character of the 1920s home remains in its enchanting bay window façade. Three spacious rooms framed by delicate leadlighting and irresistible old-world elegance have been reinvented by an experts eye, forming an ideal parents’ domain with chic formal sitting room, study, junior main/guest bedroom with ensuite and BIRs, and hero master suite with its impressive WIR featuring extensive robes and beautiful Italian terrazzo dual ensuite.
Breathtaking views beyond a custom designed barn door, opens to a soaring double height, glazing lined void bathing the modern dining and living areas, and spectacular kitchen, with sunny northern light. Finished in Cote D’Azur Italian marble and American Walnut veneer joinery, the kitchen makes a striking statement with its vast central island, Miele appliances including induction cooktop, pyrolytic ovens, warming drawer, and butler’s pantry/scullery with two integrated Miele fridges, separate Miele freezer and Bosch dishwasher.
Zoned for family life, yet cleverly free flowing for entertaining, the living area with its state-of-the-art Oblica fireplace and custom built in seating/TV joinery, generous dining spilling out to a breakfast courtyard, an expansive indoor/outdoor entertaining deck and the landscaped northern rear garden with conversation/fire pit and room for a pool. Amidst it all, a sinuous helical staircase rises to three additional bedrooms with BIRs/desks arranged in a gallery formation with two unforgettable bathrooms in Signorino’s “Apple Green” marble with freestanding egg bath.
A long list of extras includes superb Rosso Levanto marble powder room, engineered Oak and Turkish limestone floors, expansive attic storage, hydronic heating, reverse cycle cooling, motorized external blinds, monitored alarm, 10-14kw solar panels with 3 battery storage, Tesla fast charge EV charging station with upgraded 3 phase power, secure entry, remote gated parking via Ellis Road and second secure car park via rear ROW from Finch St.
Walk to Korowa, Sacre Coeur, local cafes, High Street and Malvern Road trams, Central Park and Harold Holt Pool with minutes to other leading local and private schools, High Street Armadale, Glenferrie Road retail and dining precinct, trains and the Monash Freeway.