Make an appointment to inspect this selection of must-see properties.
66 Dow Street, South Melbourne VIC 3205
The trick with warehouse renovations is to create a cozy atmosphere without losing the sense of industrial edginess. A former bottle warehouse from the 1930s, this home ups the luxury factor on the exposed brick walls, beams and vaulted ceilings by adding a dramatic living-dining room, glass-enclosed wine cellar, monumental kitchen bench and a Odd top floor private master bedroom with balcony. The ground floor has two bedrooms, a bathroom, a living room/office and the most groovy garage imaginable – also great for parties.
153 Coronation Street, Kingsville VIC 3012
A traditional exterior hides a chic renovation by top designer Tamsin Johnson with clean, fresh and fashionable interiors. A slim steel island bench and gray marble backdrop define the kitchen while a fireplace adds a visual element to the family room. The bathrooms are particularly lavish, the bedrooms cool and serene while the breathtaking terrace and pool are Instagram worthy. It is close to Yarraville and Seddon.
“It’s definitely minimalistic, sophisticated and luxurious,” the agent says.
15 Wynnstay Road, Prahran VIC 3181
There’s plenty for design fans to do at this McBride Charles Ryan home. The living areas – a formal dining and living room and a family room – focus on a striking terrace, a 22 meter swimming pool and a Rick Eckersley garden. Don’t miss the elegant master bedroom and balcony, quality materials, design details and practical floor plan. A guest suite, gym and sauna are contained in the rear bungalow. “It’s such a big house for this part of the country,” said the agent.
Penthouse/2A Hopetoun Road, Toorak VIC 3142
A prime Toorak address, glamorous interiors and low-maintenance luxury – what more could you ask for? This classic split level apartment (one over two only) offers stylish accommodation by BG Architecture and Kestie Lane Studio. A sculptural staircase, verdant terraces and a swimming pool add to the appeal of an open living room, dining room and designer kitchen on the upper level. Surprise additions include two studies, a home theater and an elevator. “It has all the luxuries people expect,” the agent says.
30-32 Embling Road, Malvern VIC 3144
Described as an “entertainment masterpiece” by the agent, this refurbished Edwardian rings a lot of bells. There is plenty of space to grow, plus a tennis court, swimming pool and tropical garden. The formal bedrooms channel the elegance of the past while the family room has folding doors leading out to the pretty garden. All the upstairs bedrooms (two of which are en-suite) open onto balconies. This large block on two titles is in the Haverrack Estate and is close to transportation and schools.
25-27 Araluen Court, Barwon Heads VIC 3227
This elegant family home in the Hamptons is the perfect fit for its waterfront location on the edge of the beautiful township river. The crisp coastal design is a timeless marriage of warm woods (Tasmanian oak interior floor benches and expansive speckled blue gum decking), Hoobler Stone textural accents, and a bright white palette. The mineral pool and spa speak to the home’s level of luxury – resort features are an integral part of everyday life. Four expansive living spaces are configured for a growing family and the hordes that will pass by to enjoy the vacation-style ambiance. Luckily, there’s a butler’s pantry, wine fridge, outdoor kitchen, expansive gardens, pizza oven, cabana, and a loft for extra guests.
3256 Maroondah Highway, Taggerty VIC 3714
Imagine waking up to a view of the lake, a botanical setting with century-old trees and Cathedral Mountain as your backdrop. This architect-designed home promises luxury living with heated stone floors, marble details and bespoke lighting. The main living area has high ceilings, huge windows and a spectacular gas fireplace. The kitchen is equipped with two ovens, a coffee maker, a wine fridge and stone worktops.
There is a mezzanine office accessible by a staircase/elevator, a cozy library/lounge with a fireplace and carefully considered zoning with the master bedroom in one wing and two bedrooms and a bathroom in the other. The farm, on more than 30 hectares, has a guest house, a frontage on the Petite Rivière, water rights, several sheds and good infrastructure. It is 90 minutes from the city and close to Lake Eildon, Marysville and the Yarra Valley. “It would suit an upmarket lifestyle buyer with farming, fishing and skiing interests,” the agent said.
12 Estimated Court, Tootgarook VIC 3941
This lovely country style home feels a world away from the city. On a large block in a quiet courtyard, it has bush views to the rear. The house has a rustic feel with high wooden ceilings, a brick fireplace, and iron and wood kitchen cabinets. Folding doors open onto a terrace and a lush garden. A smart floor plan includes two bedrooms, a bathroom and a game room, which can be closed off. The master bedroom has an en-suite bathroom and a fourth bedroom/study has a convenient exterior door. “It’s very peaceful with a real country feel,” the agent says.
24 Mulcahys Road, Trentham VIC 3458
City escapees looking for space, privacy and good local coffee will want to check out this rural hideaway. Just 10 minutes walk from trendy Trentham, this house (on 0.5 acres) is bordered by park-like gardens. The home has a French-provincial feel, especially where its sunny, open-concept family room connects to a lovely deck. Good zoning sees the master bedroom on one side and two bedrooms, a retreat and a bathroom on the other side. Mature, low-maintenance gardens return to the Domino walking path. “It’s got a beautiful setting and it’s close to the cosmopolitan town of Trentham,” says the agent.