Italianate Victorian winning hearts

 Italianate Victorian winning hearts

Impossibly located just south of the Yarra, grandeur and elegance make their home at Chastleton.

Built in the early Italianate style, the 135-year-old residence at 17 Chastleton Avenue, Toorak has just been listed for sale with a price guide of $22 – $24 million.

Pressed metal ceilings, marble fireplaces, leadlight windows and original tessellated tiles exist in harmony with a thoroughly modern renovation, creating the perfect mix of contemporary and traditional living.

A series of formal and informal living spaces make up the ground floor, including a games room, home office, and a state-of-the-art kitchen with underfloor heating. 

What was once the ballroom is now a modern sitting room gently bathed in light. The charcoal-accented room is a wonderful blend of old and new, and comes with access to the tennis court!

The rear of the house is thoroughly modern, with open plan living and dining attached to the limestone-tiled kitchen. A full suite of appliances are up to any challenge, including three ovens, integrated fridges, and even a room-sized butlers pantry. Sliding glass doors lead back to the Tuscan style garden, which has been thoughtfully divided into separate entertaining spaces. 

A paved terrace beside the house flows back to a raised and shaded nook, carefully positioned directly between the heated pool and ivy-wrapped tennis court. There’s plenty left to explore too, like a hidden dining area framed by lemon trees and cypresses – there’s even an espaliered apple tree at the back!

Set beneath a vaulted leadlight window and eight-metre Milan chandelier, the grand mahogany staircase transports you to the second floor in style. There are six bedrooms up here, and a second flight of stairs leading up to the top of Chastleton’s lookout tower. It would be easy to spend the day taking in the 360 degree views of Melbourne from up there, but that’s only if you could tear yourself away from the master suite. 

The palatial main bedroom comes with its own bay window offering city views, and a marble fireplace for those cold winter nights. The walk in robe is so big it could be mistaken for another room, and the en suite is just as large! The luxurious bathroom is lavished with marble and contrasting brass trim, and something that proves it really was once a separate room – its own original fireplace. 

A short walk from schools and the Yarra River, and less than 20 minutes from the CBD, Chastleton is a prestigious estate well worth the price tag. Expressions of interest close Tuesday, June 1 at 5 pm.


17 Chastleton Avenue, Toorak, Vic 3142


Marcus Chiminello – 0411 411 271
Nicole French – 0417 571 505
Marshall White Stonnington

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