This extraordinary property feels far removed from any bustle, yet is barely 10 kilometres from the city. With a broad rear boundary to Darebin Creek, it offers a pool, a tennis court and a state-of-the-art house set to shake up the local scene for luxurious family living.
The new house is the final dwelling in a boutique development of a freestanding quartet. While the preceding three are united by design, this one is the individual “piece de resistance”, the trophy property.
IVANHOE \ 4/11 Clark Road
- AGENT \ Kay & Burton 8862 8001
- PRICE \ $4.5 million – $4.95 million
- PRIVATE AUCTION \ August 23
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Ian Perkins is responsible for the innovative, site-tailored architecture, while the outdoor areas are by landscape architect John Patrick. They include the roof garden, which integrates the house with the native environment.
The driveway slides down to the double garage, where a turntable makes exiting similarly fluid. With only a curved stacked-stone wall on ground level and the cedar rise of the first floor visible on initial sighting, things bode well for privacy.
In through the massive cantilevered door, and that portent delivers, aided by American oak floors, cedar-beam feature walls and Tasmanian oak screens. Glass walls and oversized windows invite light and green scenery inside. All main spaces, on all levels, can open to outdoors. Outside and in, one is unseen by the neighbours.
The entry level comprises a foyer, study, laundry, and semi open-plan, kitchen, dining and living area. The kitchen has a huge butler’s pantry, a double-up of Miele appliances and a pendant-beam light over a long island bench. Dining and living areas share a two-faced fireplace. Stacker doors open to about 120 square metres of decking affording aspects over the tennis court and creek.
Take the stairs or the lift to lower ground, where a roomy retreat heralds the main bathroom and three bedrooms, including one with en suite.
On the first floor, the main bedroom suite presents an opulent spread of space and style, with a sitting area in the bedroom, a wardrobe-lined dressing room and a splendid en suite with open shower and elliptical bath. Step out to a bird’s eye terrace and rooftop garden.
The tiled pool is gas-heated. Steps from the lower terrace lead to the tennis court and creek. Inclusions cover all conceivable bases.
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