Elibank House offers an impeccably renovated family oasis set in 1,200 sm in the heart of the Domain. A rare generational find for it's scale and style, originally built in 1857, Elibank House is one of South Yarra's oldest and most prestigious residences. Located between the Yarra River and the Royal Botanic Gardens this grand Manor, formerly the German Embassy, has a rich history that remains prominent even after being brought into spectacular alignment with modern-day living requirements by award winning Architects JCB. An instant sense of sophistication, quality and grandeur have been tastefully applied to achieve an inner-city haven on an unrivalled scale.
Beyond the high walls that privately conceal it from the street, a vast and newly landscaped front garden complete with water feature symmetrically adorns the home's idyllic façade. Inside, a sense of grandeur remains while enriching traditional living spaces with nuanced details and themes that tastefully echo throughout the entire dwelling. Italian Breccia Cotta marble, hand-painted silk wallpaper, and vintage chandeliers are just some of the details that give the home a tasteful and refined yet utterly chic ambiance in the Kate Challis interiors.
Downstairs comprises stunning library entrance, powder room, large living room with original Victorian fireplace and bay window, huge informal living and dining room featuring vintage Italian chandelier opening onto outdoor entertainment deck. Large open-plan kitchen/living area with breathtaking tier-level marble island bench. Butlers pantry and separate laundry.
The basement wine cellar and debonair whiskey chamber complete the luxury inclusions expected of such a high calibre estate.
Upstairs: the expansive Master Suite occupies the entire width of the first floor and opens onto a stunning full width balcony surrounded by lush greenery. The master bedroom has a stunning bay window and the expansive dressing room is fit for the most discerning of wardrobes. The luxurious marble ensuite houses bespoke marble shower and double vanity, a free-standing bath sits in the picturesque bay window.
Three further bedrooms each with ensuites with handmade mosaic tiles in varying colour palettes completes the family scale.
The original stables have been converted to a double-level garage with spectacular self-contained mezzanine loft. Outside, the rear of the home has been strategically designed to accommodate a variety of entertaining and lifestyle pursuits. A blue mosaic pool has been subtly incorporated into a vast decked entertaining area, which leads down to a landscaped firepit area, ideal for wintry Melbourne evenings.
Within walking distance to the Royal Botanic Gardens and The Main Yarra Trail, this rare and refined property offers a secluded lifestyle of truly opulent and historically significant proportions. Due Diligence Checklist