Sold 05/05/2021 Undisclosed
Illustrious Toorak Landmark c.1936
$9,000,000 - $9,900,000
A grand property of prominence designed by one of Melbourne’s most significant architects, Arthur Plaisted, this imposing English Tudor style residence c.1936 is also a large and luxurious five-bedroom four-bathroom family home surrounded by 1728sqm (approx.) of beautifully lush north facing botanic gardens with private north/south night lit tennis court and heated pool.
Behind its high fenced entry and stonework circular drive, an evocative portico unfolds to a formal foyer lined with inlaid Oak parquetry - an impressive introduction to a library, magnificent formal lounge, reception area and huge separate dining room all enjoying a breathtaking backdrop of lavish established gardens. Beyond, a recently renovated contemporary kitchen finished in elegant statuarietto marble is accompanied by an adjoining casual meals area, family room and delightful elevated breakfast terrace.
Upstairs, the palatial main suite conveys a luxe offering of twin WIRs/dressing, sumptuous full marble ensuite and private terrace with exhilarating valley views. Three impressively generous additional bedrooms are served by a central bathroom, one with ensuite.
Below, a majestic stone OFP presides over an equally impressive cinema/games/billiards domain with built in bar whilst an adjoining gym/music room and relaxed lounge/dining domain with second kitchen create an ideal teen or multi-generational arrangement with its own bedroom, bathroom and WIR. Outside, the irresistible landscaped gardens offer a number of wonderfully romantic pool and courtside entertaining terraces for further family appeal.
A comprehensive list of appointments includes designer kitchen by David Hicks, front and rear staircases, custom chandeliers, extensive double glazing, monitored alarm, zoned ducted heating and air-conditioning, lush botanic gardens including Palm grotto and original stone walling, mod-grass night lit tennis court, heated pool, remote double garage, additional secure OSP.
Walk to Toorak and Glenferrie Road trams, Heyington Station, St Kevin’s, St Catherine’s, Scotch College and Kooyong Lawn Tennis Club with easy access to Monash Freeway.