Herald Sun - Property

Stately mansion’s modern amenity

Bluestone facade eye-catching


This showstoppi­ng residence was built in 2005, but it would not look out of place among the heritage mansions of Melbourne’s inner east.

The Victorian-inspired house featured high ceilings with decorative cornices and roses, ornate fireplaces and wood panelling, Harcourts Judd White’s Joan Eu said.

“You find these in Hawthorn (and) Canterbury,” Ms Eu said.

She said the home occupied a 2081sq m block in one of Wheelers Hill’s most soughtafte­r pockets. And its striking bluestone facade caught everyone’s eye — including the neighbours.

Ms Eu said another highlight was an outdoor entertaini­ng area, which overlooked a pool and a big backyard, and featured a commercial-grade kitchen and a wood-fired pizza oven.

It flows seamlessly into an open-plan living, dining and kitchen space through bi-fold doors. The country-style kitchen has granite benchtop and top-quality appliances.

The main bedroom is complement­ed by a walk-in wardrobe and a spa ensuite.

Ms Eu said a rumpus room on top of the garage, which was separate from the main residence, could serve as a man’s cave, home office or teenage retreat.

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