A sprawling luxury mansion in Melbourne is on the market for the first time in 25 years.
Set on a massive 3,066sqm block at 60 Hopetoun Road, Toorak, the six-bedroom manor is set to be one of the suburb’s most expensive homes, listed with a price guide starting at $30 million.
“It’s one of Toorak’s, if not one of Melbourne’s greatest homes,” Marshall White agent Marcus Chiminello said in an Instagram post. “…set on over 3,000sqm with tennis court and pool, and expected to reach the heights of $30,000,000 – $33,000,000.”
The timeless architecture features grand pillars towering two storeys high at the front of the home, an awe-inspiring portico for an awe-inspiring home. The lobby is equally beautiful, with a massive chandelier framed by a spiral staircase. There’s something almost organic about the black metal balustrade, a stark counterpoint to the bold lines of the gleaming marble floors.
Formal rooms fan out on either side of the foyer, styled with a charming blend of traditional and modern fittings. There’s a room for almost every occasion, with formal and informal living and dining rooms, offices, a gym, wine cellar, and even a darkroom!
It all wraps around a lush outdoor entertaining space, forming an ‘L-shaped’ building surrounded by greenery and backed by a grassy tennis court. Sliding glass ensures seamless connectivity with the outdoors, immediately backing on to a covered pergola equipped with a barbecue and a sizable pool.
Glossy marble transitions to parquetry timber floors in the informal rooms, creating a charming counterpoint to the waterfall marble counters in the kitchen. A central island counter provides all the preparation space you could ever need, but if you do need more, there’s a large butler’s pantry and even a cool room at the rear of the space!
Taking the stairs or the internal lift to the upper floor reveals five bedrooms and a gym. In the north wing, the master suite enjoys absolute privacy. Wall to wall glass displays tropical vistas with delux curtains to block out the morning sun, and plush carpet beneath your toes. Accessed through the palatial dressing room, a his and hers en suite is similarly large. The sunken spa bath takes centre stage in the en suite – and why wouldn’t it, when it looks so inviting?
The rooftop terrace is lovely for sunbathing, but it’s what’s beneath the house that should take your attention next. A nine-car garage spans the length of the lower floor, with space left over for a wine cellar, darkroom, and there’s even another bedroom with an en suite!
Set behind beautifully manicured gardens in one of Melbourne’s best suburbs, it’s no surprise this architectural dream comes with such a high price – but it’s worth every penny.
Expressions of interest close Wednesday, June 23 at 5 pm.
60 Hopetoun Road, Toorak, Vic 3142
Marcus Chiminello – 0411 411 271
Nicole French – 0417 571 505
Marshall White Stonnington