Brighton mansion fit for a star

A 95-year-old home in Brighton’s golden mile with a $13 million – $14.3 million price guide is attracting attention from stars of all stripes.

Spread across two titles, the Victorian residence at 5-7 Kent Avenue, Brighton, is a beautiful example of old-world grandeur. Period features including ornate stained glass, decorative timber flooring, coffered ceilings and opulent chandeliers are all beautifully preserved, but eventual buyers may not be keeping it!

Eview Group agent Akshay Chawla says discussion for the 2,135sqm property includes keeping it as is, rebuilding it as a modern home, or even developing two new, separate houses, subject to council approval.

“We’re getting enquiries from some high profile AFL players, and have just had an NBL player enquire,” Akshay says. “Huge interest from developers too because it’s such a prime location.”

“Some people want to restore the property, some want to knock it down, and it’s been suggested two big mansions be built as it is on two titles.”

With five bedrooms and two storeys, the house is certainly roomy! A grand entrance hall is the first thing to greet visitors, still displaying the original extravagant chandelier and country chic stairs. On the right, elegant formal reception rooms complete the picture, complemented by bay windows overlooking the established gardens.

While the home’s character and heritage has been preserved, a number of upgrades have been made over the years, including to the kitchen, pool house, and three bathrooms. Situated at the rear of the property, the pool house is now a self-contained studio with kitchenette and en suite, and great views across the pool and mod-grass tennis court!

The master suite enjoys the upper floor all to itself. A gloriously large bay window lets the sunlight flood in, illuminating a vaulted ceiling rose and decorative timber trim. The attached dressing room is literally room size, and there’s a double size shower in the en suite. 

“It’s less than 100 steps from the front door to the beach,” Akshay says. “And a stroll from Bay Street cafes, it’s a fantastic location, one of the prime spots in Brighton.

“We’ve been approached by some well-known names looking to upsize, it will be interesting to see who buys it.”


5-7 Kent Avenue, Brighton, Vic 3186


Milad Javadieh – 0426 892 323
Akshay Chawla – 0432 250 088
Eview Group

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