If a house has a name, odds are good it has some combination of history and grandeur, but even a home without a name can display an understanding of architectural principles so intuitive it leaves you breathless. Here are a new collection of both named and unnamed properties that do just that!
60 Hopetoun Road, Toorak, Vic 3142
One of Toorak’s most expensive mansions has been listed for the first time in more than two decades with a mammoth $30m-$33m price tag. Comprising six bedrooms, seven bathrooms and basement parking for nine cars, the 3,066sqm luxury residence cuts an imposing figure in the blue-chip suburb’s streetscape.
Features include a grand curving staircase with an ornate metal balustrade, massive chandeliers, a rooftop terrace and a darkroom. Expressions of Interest Close Wed 23rd June at 5 pm.
Marcus Chiminello – 0411 411 271
Nicole French – 0417571505
Marshall White Stonnington
92 Victoria Road, Bellevue Hill, NSW 2023
This designer home was listed with a price guide of $18 million and came with a miniature putting green, basketball court, internal lift, separate gym, and a nine-car showroom.
The memorable curves and angles of the building contain four storeys of free-flowing interiors totalling approximately 1,000sqm of internal living space.
Sadly, this stunning property is already off the market, having just sold for about $25 million.
D’Leanne Lewis – 0419 676 667
Laing+Simmons Double Bay
327 Chesterfield Drive, Bonogin, Qld 4213
Sitting atop the trees in the heart of Bonogin on the Gold Coast is the perfect balance of privacy and interaction with the outside world. Everything revolves around a large, wrap-around terrace where the indoors can spill out, and you can wake up with the sun to watch the wildlife.
Set on 42.6 acres, the impressive design is matched by the equally impressive views – stretching from Coolangatta to Surfers Paradise with not a soul in sight.
Scott Keatley – 0408 387 330
Queensland Sotheby’s International Realty
21 Henry Street, Ascot, Qld 4007
Known as Nyrambla, this Victorian residence is so tightly held it’s been in the same family for 100 years! The exterior is a feast for the senses, and inside even more so. To light the rooms, chandeliers were imported from Milan and antique silver lights from England, with hand-carved marble fireplaces to create a cosy glow.
It’s hard to find a home that feels like it goes on forever, but Nyrambla manages it. Walking from one room to the next, and then the next, or wandering down the verandah, it puts all other houses to shame.
Saturday, May 29 at 11 am
Rachael Spinks – 0411 101 015
Dwight Ferguson – 0412 385 720
Spinks and Co Residential
2/8a Arnold Street, Queens Park, NSW 2022
It’s rare to find a home that perfectly blends function with design, and rarer still to find one centrally located but positioned so it feels like a hidden oasis. Fortunately, this four-bedroom, four-floor apartment makes it look easy.
Built into a former sandstone quarry, the steel and brick creation is centred around a 150-year-old Port Jackson fig tree. It goes to auction on Saturday, with a price guide of $8 million.
Saturday, May 29 at 2.45 pm
Ben Collier – 0414 646 476
Edward Reid – 0405 155 751