51 HOPETOUN RD, TOORAK
Kay & Burton, South Yarra, 9820 1111. Michael Gibson, 0418 530 392 Private sale, offers close 5pm September 14
IF bigger is better, then this imposing mansion is right up there with the best on offer in Melbourne. Designed by Nicholas Day and built 20 years ago for members of the Valmorbida family, of Lavazza coffee fame, this residence includes six bedrooms, six-and-a-half bathrooms and multiple formal and informal living areas across its three levels. “The proportions are quite exceptional,” Kay & Burton director Michael Gibson said. “And in terms of this style of home, Nicholas Day is the most renowned architecture firm in the Toorak market.” A northwest-facing entertainer’s garden with a new gas-heated pool, a marble and stainless-steel kitchen with an integrated commercial refrigerator and butler’s pantry, a media room, gym, cellar and basement garaging for four cars complete the luxury package, which is expected to be sought by well-off families.