Nothing could be further from your average, red brick home than this extraordinary beachside Melbourne property. On the market for $8.5 million-$9 million, 24 Victoria Street, Brighton, boasts an astonishing facade and bespoke details throughout, ensuring it stands out from the crowd in spades.
Known as the Compound House for its warehouse-style and designed by March Studio architect Rodney Eggleston, the multi-award-winning property is just a three-minute walk from Brighton Beach. Set on an enviable 895sqm block, four bedrooms and four bathrooms are spread across three levels with a spectacular facade of steel and metal trusses enveloping the home. The ground level is sunk a metre below the earth while the upper level features additional copper screening.
Gorgeous landscaped gardens feature a pool, covered patio and barbecue while within, highlights include a fireman’s pole, deluxe marble ensuites and marble benchtops, three lifts, a wine cellar, a fireplace and Japanese charred-wood cabinetry. A stunning basement features a bar, gym, and steam room, and even the garage is spectacular!
With room for six cars in total, two cars can descend via a lift into the basement theatre area, where floor-to-ceiling glass enables residents and their guests to admire them from afar – assuming of course, that the guests own Lamborghinis, Porsches and similarly luxury vehicles.
Kay & Burton Bayside director, Alex Schiavo, describes the Compound House as an architectural masterpiece with virtually every detail and design being bespoke.
“It’s won a lot of designer awards … and taken almost two years to build,” he says. “It’s the kind of house that’s either going to suit you or it’s not. But for those that like that style, it’s incredible. You can tell it’s been designed and built incredibly well. The feedback has been overwhelming.”
Alex explains the home was specifically designed around the owners’ lifestyle and needs.
“They wanted something that was effectively lock up and leave,” he says. “They like travelling so for them to just have a home that’s low in terms of maintenance was the key brief. They also wanted something that was going to stand out, which it certainly does, and which was unique.”
Alex adds that with its flexible floorplan, the outstanding property will suit a range of buyers.
“It’s called the Compound House because it’s effectively almost a warehouse home by the beach,” he says. “The vendors are a couple so it’s designed around a couple, but it does have sufficient room for children as well. I think it will suit a wide range of people whether they’re downsizing or upsizing.”
24 Victoria Street, Brighton, VIC 3186
0419 239 549
Kay & Burton Bayside