Savour this distinguished and accomplished seaside 4 bedroom + study residence of “faultless classicism with beautifully proportioned interplay of curves and rectangles composed in a symmetry that is disciplined..” (Geoffrey Brown – architect).
Introduced by the striking wrought iron gateway set between majestic adorned stone pillars and giving sign to the stature and scale to come; namely a quintessential French Chateau enthused luxury residence sited amongst magnificent mature and landscaped grounds of 3,018sqm approx. in a privileged and elevated dress circle setting, enabling awe-inspiring wide views of the bay and the city skyline in the distance. This is an exceptional opportunity to acquire a remarkable family home in Mount Eliza’s renowned Golden Mile moments to the beach and Toorak College and only a short walk to the vibrancy of the village.
Be warmly greeted by the Grecian arched formal entrance via the substantial double doors into a stunning foyer space with cloak area leading the way to a grand gallery hallway complete with circular skylight and soaring ceilings creating a wonderful milieu and dignified sense of arrival. Featuring a majestically proportioned salon of an incredible 60sqm approx. finished in polished rich timber floors, vast ceilings, bespoke floor to ceiling cabinetry, grandiose open fireplace with ornate marble mantel and three sets of large French doors flowing to the sun-blessed northern terrace, perfect for alfresco gatherings amid the formal parterre gardens accentuated by sparkling water features and meticulously shaped Cypresses hedging framing the exceptional vistas and the breath-taking backdrop of the bay in the distance.
A lavish formal dining room with crystal chandelier leads to the Provencal styled kitchen with generous white timber cabinetry, walk in pantry, double oven, gas and electric cook-top. The kitchen adjoins the informal dining / meals area and family room with bespoke built-in book shelves under cathedral panelled ceiling complimented by a bright outlook to the rear gardens and private paved terrace, again with glorious bay views.
The luxurious master suite is a pure delight and sectioned in a separate wing from the main dwelling to allow peace and calm with a sizeable walk-in robe and sumptuous en-suite with double vanity, integrated marble accented shower zone and deep soaking bath with refined period detailing such as circular feature window and intricate timber mouldings throughout to great effect. There is also a fitted study in this section and is set away from the living areas to allow focus.
Upstairs, find a dedicated accommodation zone housing 3 further double bedrooms, two of them with expansive views of the manicured gardens to the rear and also the water through mature trees each with ample robe space and one with its own en-suite bathroom and oversized walk- in robe. The main bathroom is zoned perfectly on this level and has a full sized bath, shower, WC and marble finishes. There are also two powder rooms on the entry level for convenience.
This admirable home balances a rarefied ambiance of old world with new, discretely incorporating contemporary comforts of hydronic heating, zoned cooling, ducted vacuuming throughout the entire home. There is also an alarm system and not to forget, an enormous showcase four car remote garage on the lower basement level with workshop space and an additional storage room come wine cellar.
The architectural expression of the French inspired assemblage in the exterior and interior of this rare gem reveal a carefully considered family home be-fitting the most passionate of Francophiles.
Additional inclusions; Remote gates with intercom and alarm, 4x huge rain water tanks, garden shed, gazebo, generous area for guest parking
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