Savour this distinguished seaside 4 bedroom + study superior residence of “faultless classicism with beautifully proportioned interplay of curves and rectangles composed in a symmetry that is disciplined..” (Geoffrey Brown – architect)
Introduced by a striking wrought iron gateway set between majestic stone pillars giving sign to the stature and scale to come; namely a quintessential French chateau enthused luxury residence sited amongst magnificent mature landscaped grounds of 3,018sqm approx. in an elevated 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 dress circle that is Watts Parade in the heart of the Golden Mile, mere moments to the beach below, Toorak College and a short stroll to the vibrancy of the village.
Be warmly greeted by the Grecian arched formal entrance via a set of substantial french double doors into a stunning foyer space with cloak area ahead of the grand gallery hallway complete with circular skylight and soaring ceilings creating a luxuriant atmosphere and sense of arrival.
Featuring a majestically proportioned salon of 60sqm plus approx. finished in rich timber lime coated floors, vast ceilings, bespoke floor to ceiling cabinetry with concealed bar, grandiose open fireplace with ornate marble surround and three sets of large French doors flowing to the sun-drenched northern travertine terrace, perfect for poolside alfresco gatherings. Entertain amid prolific parterre gardens full of lavender, buxus and roses accentuated by sparkling water features and meticulously shaped Cypresses hedging framing an exceptional vista to the blue of the bay at every angle.
A tastefully curated lounge area / TV room with crystal chandelier and motorised blinds leads to the Provencal styled marble gourmet kitchen / meals area designed around walls of tailored oversized cabinetry, integrated Liebherr fridges / freezers, double Miele ovens, microwave, Miele dishwasher, V-Zug gas & wok hobs; all seamlessly incorporated into this dynamic domain .
Calacatta marble bench tops feature throughout incorporating fireclay sinks and brass Perrin & Rowe tapware, a Ziptap sits next to the coffee station with a hidden wine / beverage fridge drawer. An equally impressive butlers pantry sits adjacently complete with more marble bench space, large farmhouse sink and dishwasher drawer out of sight.
The hub of the home merges with yet another living space featuring quality millwork and built-in book shelves under strapped cathedral ceilings complemented by more of the mesmerising verdant outlooks to the bay and fountain garden terrace.
The sumptuous master suite is a premium delight sectioned in a separate wing from the main dwelling to allow tranquility matched by instant pool access & aspect, sizeable illuminated walk-in robe and lavish en-suite with double vanity, integrated marble accented shower recess and deep soaking bath with period detailing such as circular feature window and intricate mouldings throughout to great effect. An elaborate study come dressing room is next door.
Upstairs, discover a dedicated accommodation zone housing 3 further double bedrooms, two of them with expansive views of the water and park-like grounds to the rear; each with ample robe space and one with its own marble en-suite bathroom and oversized walk- in robe.
The family bathroom services this section perfectly on this level comprising a full sized bath, shower, WC and marble finishes.
This magical residence balances a rarefied ambiance of old world with new, discretely containing contemporary comforts of hydronic heating, zoned cooling, ducted vacuuming throughout; not to forget the 5 car remote garage on the lower basement level with workshop space and an additional lockable storage room and wine cellar.
Inspection is a must to realise the architectural finesse; an unashamedly French assemblage of timeless design be-fitting the most passionate of Francophiles – Joie de vivre!
Further inclusions; Hydronic heating throughout, zoned inverter heating / cooling, open fire place, remote gateway, intercom, monitored cameras, alarm, Calacatta marble kitchen with V-Zug gas / wok hobs, integrated Miele ovens x 2, microwave & dishwasher, Ziptap, integrated Liebherr Fridges / Freezer, FisherPaykel beverage/wine fridge, Butlers’ marble pantry with dishwasher & Perrin Rowe brass Provencal tap-ware & farm house sinks, Bespoke laundry with lg. heated drying cupboard, integrated laundry, multiple impressive living spaces such as living area, TV room / lounge, grand salon with dining & formal sitting area with concealed bar, marble fireplace, gallery style hallway overlooking front gardens / forecourt with fountain at one side and the rear gardens and bay at the other, fitted study come his/ her dressing room, Lg. master with illuminated wall-in robe, marble en-suite, deep soaking bath, shower, db marble vanity & WC, incredible pool vista and backdrop of the city panoeam. 2nd master u/s with marble ensuite, tailored walk-in robe matched by magnificent garden & bay views, 2x further bedrooms with water views & built-in robes / hidden walk-in, marble family bathroom with bath, shower & WC, 4/5 car integrated auto garage, wine cellar / storage, 12m tiled automatic heated saltwater pool & spa (remote heatpump & gas heater), pool shed, poolside alfresco deck, enormous travertine alfresco terraces with water& horizon views, 4x fountains, lg. lawns, rose garden, hidden lower garden & gazebo, 4x rain water tanks, auto irrigation guest parking and so much more..
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