Missing the beach lately? A brand new five-bedroom, six-bathroom property on Victoria’s Mornington Peninsula is offering one lucky buyer the chance to enjoy direct beach access, sea breezes and 270-degree ocean outlooks.
Aptly named Horizon by its Melbourne-based owner, 90 King St, Flinders, perches proudly on a clifftop block of 5,058sqm including 102 metres of oceanfront land. The “clifftop triumph of international significance” on the southern tip of the Mornington Peninsula is just 114km south of Melbourne and a short walk to Flinders village. Two other beaches are also just a short walk away and surfers can be seen every day of the year from the home itself.
And that’s just the location! After five years of planning and construction by Peninsula craftsmen Williams Group, with architectural instruction by Bruce Henderson Architects and Mim Design, the jaw-dropping property now features two levels of top-notch fixtures and fittings. As well as long, covered balconies, there’s an infinity edge pool, suspended 20-person spa, sauna, outdoor barbecue, gas fireplace, courtyard with a fire pit, wine cellar, cinema, gym and lift.
Every bedroom has a deluxe ensuite, with four having shared balcony entries, while parents will appreciate the master bedroom’s private terrace.
Peninsula Sotheby’s International Managing Director Rob Curtain says a “trophy home” like Horizon very rarely hits the market.
“These are homes built for people who have no intention of selling – and these people don’t consider themselves to be over-capitalising because the reality is they don’t see themselves putting it on the market again in five, six or seven years,” Rob explains.
As such, he’s unsurprised there’s been international and interstate interest in Horizon.
“Interest has been far and wide,” he says. “Someone from Germany with a girlfriend in Melbourne was quite spellbound by it. But the main people who’ve been thinking about it (have been those) planning on building a generational home, and thinking they could shortcut the process and just buy something already done.”
Rob admits that the prestige property’s size has daunted some people but believes that when the right person sees it, it could sell within 24 hours, as a similar cliffside home in Portsea did in the past. He says this house sold for more than $20 million with the contract signed by the family buyers before they returned to their Brighton home, and within hours of them first inspecting it.
“This is the sort of thing that will happen with Horizon,” Rob says. “It will resonate with someone and it will exceed their expectations of what the house is offering at their price range – it really is blowing people away.“
Rob adds that while many people would love to own Horizon, it wasn’t the kind of home people buy and then decide they’ve made the wrong decision about a year later.
“We’re quoting $30 million,” Rob says. “This includes the furniture, which was all custom designed and made in Europe for the home… and $1 million for the artwork, which is included as well. But we understand very few people are going to want to spend that sort of money and then have Dad sit on a bean big for 12 months while an interior designer flies around the world buying furniture and having it made.”
Rob ends by encouraging potential buyers to see Horizon in person as photos of it simply don’t do justice to its incredible views.
“There’s not a bad room in the house,” he says. “Every time the vendors or myself take someone through, the feedback they and I get – even from those who’ve got pretty special homes themselves – is “it’s the best house I’ve ever been into.”
90 King Street, Flinders, VIC 3929
0418 310 870
Peninsula Sotheby’s International Realty – Flinders