Retaining all the hallmarks of century-old grandeur and glamour, this landmark Elsternwick residence presents a sumptuous celebration of contemporary family living and grand-scale entertaining thanks to a breathtaking interior transformation by award-winning designer Patrick Meneguzzi.
An impressive entry foyer introduces the home's majestic dimensions and lavish appointments. Meticulously renovated and restored, newly laid oak flooring sweeps through the ground-level formal rooms, which are rich in heritage details including box-bay windows and ornate fireplaces, while bespoke joinery with handcrafted finishes such as black nickel grilles, distressed mirrored-glass, and textured wallpaper harmonise the state-of-the-art contemporary elements.
Overlooking the rear landscaped gardens and in-ground swimming pool/spa, is the glass-encased family living and culinary space, which opens via stacker sliding doors to an elevated alfresco dining deck beneath a vine-draped pergola. Defined by a lengthy island bench, the gleaming gourmet kitchen is appointed with Miele appliances including an induction cooktop and baker's oven, and the adjoining butler's pantry has plenty of storage and food prep space.
The opulent master bedroom, on the ground floor, is complemented by a luxe ensuite with a double walk-in shower backed by a wall of navy blue and white finger tiling, a twin marble-topped vanity, and a free-standing tub set in a fully glassed alcove lined with louvre shutters. On the upper level, resplendent with stucco walls and classic features, there are a further three fitted bedrooms including one with an ensuite, along with another luxe bathroom, and a beautifully fitted study with lovely tree-top views.
Additional luxuries include a guest powder room, laundry with drying/cloak room, indulgent drapery and plush carpets including imported designer stair carpet, kicker-board storage drawers, a storage/utility room, underfloor heating, ducted vacuum, and refrigerated central cooling. The home has been fully re-wired, new pool pump equipment installed and has a 6.6-volt solar system with a Tesla Powerwall home battery, and is fitted with CCTV cable security system.
Privately set behind a high wall with two street entrances, the classic Manor house on more than a quarter of an acre (1190sqm approx.) is surrounded by elegant established gardens and a long driveway that leads to auto gates and a triple garage with workshop and gym. Superbly centrally located at the Bayside end of Kooyong Road, it's a few steps to local cafes, Martin Street shops and Gardenvale Station, while a host of leading private and public schools are all in close proximity. Due Diligence Checklist