Set against the backdrop of 25 acres approx, sits the magnificent “Incanto”, a Stephen Akehurst inspired property. Designed for an exceptional living experience Incanto ensures that there can be no greater level of luxury found in Mount Eliza than this 8-bedroom home with separate annex.
This home has been lovingly created over 3-years by the current owners and is a rare opportunity to have the highest credentials within a beautiful and timeless classic property. This is a special world-class building that is both stunning and sophisticated whilst distinct and rich in quality.
A PROPERTY OF SIGNIFICANCE
Crafted with hand picked brick from the Cotswolds, UK and complimented by a Welsh slate roof there has been nothing left to chance with Incanto. The home has created a new level of sophistication on the Mornington Peninsula. This will set a new standard in style and green living that is vital in the 21st Century. Self contained solar hot water systems and underground tanks are supported further by water in the private dams on the title for irrigation.
With a timeless classic design, this home has integrity laid from the foundation upwards. From the stone exterior that shrouds the steel frame, cushioned floors for comfort, cleverly disguised soundproofing and ornate Italian chandeliers there have been no details missed in this unique modern mansion home.
The high ceilings at both ground and upper levels are the first indication of the grandeur within. A 25-foot atrium further ensconces the dramatic feel of a home that would not be lost in a Beverly Hills mansion. The design plan ensures that every room has views across acreage and grounds guaranteed to enthral, whilst harnessing the tranquillity of Peninsula landscape. With space for entertaining on a grand scale, but also for intimate events, Incanto has encapsulated the needs for every dynamic of the family.
A vast and stylish kitchen and meals area also benefits from a screened porch for al fresco dining and entertaining.
The dramatic effect of wooden floors and travertine tiling are further testimony to the love and passion throughout this home. Eight spacious bedrooms and six bathrooms reside over two floors that includes an opulent master bedroom with dressing area and separate his & her walk in closets. With superb craftsmanship and the addition of “Roger Seller” fixtures there is classic design-inspired storage at every turn.
The gallery upper level provides access to seven bedrooms with built in robes. The five bathrooms, home theatre, study and exercise room, are all accessed via four separate staircases. With the addition of a separate two-bedroom annex that serves as additional guest space, or staff quarters, Incanto provides a floor plan for every demanding lifestyle need.
Access via stone pillars and wrought iron gates to a manicured landscaped frontage and surrounds with a separate farm entrance. The landscaping design enhances the opulent grandeur of the property as you approach providing the perfect setting for this high contemporary classic. The travertine pool, with spa, and championship tennis court are a further testament and compliment the majestic scale of Incanto.
A covered lanai from the master suite affords sanctuary from the main entertaining areas. This compliments the further external spaces that cater to every need including poolside terrace.
The living accommodation, of approximately 135 sq metres, resides on a 26-acre land title.
The French Copper façade to the exterior affords an opulent warmth and practical finish. George Head built stone fireplaces provide cosy opportunities on the cooler days and support the heat recovery system that ensures that this home is easy to cool and quick to warm alongside its ducted heating system.
– Three 100,000 underground water tanks
– Three million litre capacity in the dams/ponds that also support fish through a circulating pump arrangement
– Solar hot water system
– 14 high tech German fans for the heat recovery system that simultaneously purifies air and eliminates dust
– BOSE sound system throughout
What will surely become a landmark, Incanto, is a Stephen Akehurst inspired home with flourishes of the Hamptons alongside Continental European living and classic British styling. A design that holds true to a traditional idiom with contemporary flourishes. Solid stone retaining walls make for a lasting monument in this unique part of Victoria. The addition of Hunza lighting accentuates the detail of the build and ornate finishes. Practical, functional and chic design features are here in abundance.
Mt Eliza is a thriving, established seaside community that has been a noted holiday sanctuary for the well-heeled Victorians since before the 1950’s. Affectionately referred to as “Toorak by the Sea” it is the gateway to the delights of the Mornington Peninsula and yet stills holds true to its village roots. With an extensive listing of multi million dollar realty, private and public schools and world class golf courses, wineries and beaches it continues to be the favoured locale for Melbournians.
The homestead “Incanto” is a listing of strength and resilience that will continue well beyond the 21st Century. Those visiting will leave with memories of a standard of build that it was believed was no longer attainable. With dramatic views, unyielding luxury and sense of space it is warming to know that classic design, build and polish is alive and well.
“Incanto” – bygone, lavish and unrivalled luxury revisited and here to stay