Bayside luxury in this award-winning masterpiece
Boasting numerous architectural awards, this stunning design by renowned architect Kennedy Nolan is a one-of-a-kind 4 bedroom + study, 3 bathroom family home and bayside masterpiece.
Several accolades have been bestowed upon this iconic residence including a ‘Home of the Year’ awards from the Victorian Architecture Awards and 2014 ‘Best Residence’ in the prestigious IDEA (Interior Design Excellence Awards).
This is a family home of striking luxury, aesthetics and superior functionality. Sustainable features and thoughtful interiors blend seamlessly to create an atmosphere of tranquillity with indoor/outdoor rooms cleverly capturing the seasonal shifts of warming winter sunshine and cooling summer sea-breezes. With open-plan social /family areas and private areas of personal retreat this residence is a mastery of design in contemporary living.
From a discrete entrance, this double-fronted red-brick Victorian opens up with delightful spaces and hidden surprises. Natural woods and colour palette give ambience to rooms that seamlessly flow in a floorplan that is flexible and practical and reflects our modern lifestyle.
The guest bedroom – or second office – at the front of the home features quality oak shelving and storage plus access to a hidden semi-ensuite replete with luxurious travertine tiles and private rain shower.
A formal sitting room with a towering ceiling enjoys an ambient gas fireplace to warm during Melbourne’s winter months. This formal zone flows into a generous dining room that is saturated with light and overlooks the panorama of a swimming pool-filled courtyard. A free-flowing connection to the kitchen and family/meals zone comes through the servery of oak storage drawers and integrated drinks fridge and wine storage cabinet.
Two magnificent long marble workbenches create the kitchen itself with Miele appliances; an induction cooktop, integrated dishwasher and a butler’s pantry. A vaulted ceiling gives this family hub a unique grandness and sense of scale and opens out to the two alfresco outdoor rooms – the enclosed swimming pool with swim-jet streams and a private courtyard with built-in stainless steel BBQ and a picturesque low-maintenance garden originally designed by Katherine Rekaris.
Up the stairs the rumpus room area is an ideal kids retreat and play space adjoining two bedrooms and bathroom. Significant inbuilt storage and study desks are features. The master bedroom is its own secluded oasis with secret storage, garden views, a dressing area/WIR, spacious travertine and marble bathroom ensuite, rainshower and a heavenly Apaiser stone bath. Cheeky privacy windows overlook the pool and family hub and fill this secluded bathroom with light.
Additional design features include a designated downstairs home office/ study, a large laundry with drying courtyard, hydronic heating, air-conditioning, 10 solar panels, two underground rainwater tanks, gallery lighting and a sound and security system all integrated with Sonos featuring Bose speakers, two security cameras and alarm system. A double remote auto-garage is accessed via the rear laneway and has views and entry into the courtyard garden via reflective interior windows.
In the Albert Park College school zone, just two blocks from the beach and parklands, this is prime St Kilda West location giving you access the best of urban life. Albert Park and Middle Park shops and cafes, Albert Park Lake with recreation reserves, Catani Gardens, iconic Fitzroy Street with its restaurants and bars, Acland Street attractions, St Kilda Park Primary School and two city trams are all close by.
In conjunction with: Simon Gowling, Greg Hocking