Canterbury’s rare and stunning Jon Friedrich masterpiece

17 Chaucer Crescent, Canterbury VIC 3126. Photo: Supplied

17 Chaucer Crescent, Canterbury VIC 3126. Photo: Supplied

Big, bold and boasting every indulgence, this Jon Friedrich design makes a statement of classical-style architecture in an exclusive suburb renowned for opulent residences.

Leafy Chaucer Crescent, along the lower edge of the Golden Mile, runs between dog-friendly Boroondara Park and tranquil Canterbury Gardens, which leads to Canterbury station and the historic Maling Road cafe district. Several elite schools are nearby.

CANTERBURY \ 17 CHAUCER CRESENT

  • AGENT \ RT Edgar 9826 1000
  • PRICE \ $8.5 million – $9.35 million
  • PRIVATE SALE
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17 Chaucer Crescent, Canterbury VIC 3126. Photo: Supplied

17 Chaucer Crescent, Canterbury VIC 3126. Photo: Supplied

The curved street is lined with beautifully maintained properties dating back to the Federation era on generous sites. This three-level house, however, is so new its paint is still drying.

The 912-square-metre block is on the high side of the road and gains passive solar energy from the north-facing rear, where its 11-metre pool takes pride of place.

Every bespoke detail displays elegant indulgence, from sparkling chandeliers to imported tapware, travertine terraces and oak parquetry.

17 Chaucer Crescent, Canterbury VIC 3126. Photo: Supplied

17 Chaucer Crescent, Canterbury VIC 3126. Photo: Supplied

The marble kitchen is replete with multiple Miele ovens, integrated storage and a dual-entry butler’s pantry.

Space adds to the extravagance, starting with a basement level comprising a 10-car garage with turntable, cinema, rumpus room and cellar.

On the top floor, via lift or grand curved staircase, there are four bedrooms and a study: one has an en suite, two share a bathroom and front balcony, and the main domain encompasses a dressing room, opulent en suite and terrace overlooking the pool.

17 Chaucer Crescent, Canterbury VIC 3126. Photo: Supplied

17 Chaucer Crescent, Canterbury VIC 3126. Photo: Supplied

At ground level, there’s another en-suited bedroom, open-plan formal rooms, smart fitted study and stylish casual living zone across the back that opens to an outdoor kitchen, the focus of al fresco entertaining in summers to come.

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