5 Leslie Grove BRIGHTON, VIC 3186Sold
“Blair Athol c. 1870” Notable Victorian Estate in a Beachside Court
House Sold - BRIGHTON VIC
Notable for its fine period architecture, its private grounds and its place in local history, “Blair Athol” is one of Melbourne’s most significant Victorian estates …and one of its most secluded. Designed in 1872 by Lloyd Taylor (architect of Kamesburgh House and Chevy Chase, among others), the property comprises a stately Victorian mansion, a separate guest-house, double garage and auto-gated, lit, landscaped and irrigated 36,292sqft/3,372sqm (approx) grounds enclosing a glass-tiled pool and floodlit tennis court …all hidden from the world in a beachside cul-de-sac.
Offering exceptional up to seven bedroom, 5.5 bathroom accommodation over the main home and guest-house, this grand Gothic residence adapts easily to every stage of family life with a breath-taking master-domain (comprising bedroom-retreat, dressing-room and ensuite), versatile secondary bedrooms (easily reconfigured as additional ground-floor sitting-room and first-floor children’s lounge)…and a second suite for guests or staff on the upper-level of the poolside guest-house.
Graced with fine formal lounge and dining rooms plus a light-filled family zone with space to lounge, dine and play around a central conservatory, “Blair Athol” remains a warm and welcoming family home – with space to work in a lofty library/home-office and room to entertain in a poolside guest-house with two levels of living, bar, sauna and spa.
Designed for modern life with interiors by Studio Wonder adding the latest stone, timber and soft finishes, the home’s luxe styling includes a Bianco statuario marble kitchen with Bertazzoni range and Zip tap, a butler’s pantry and luxe bathrooms including a full-marble principal ensuite. With hydronic heating plus integrated air-con/heating, Sonos wiring inside and out, WiFi, intercom and an alarm, the home’s original features add their own unique luxury … with impressive stone fireplaces warming most rooms, tall French doors opening to wide verandahs and a walk-down wine-cellar for 3000 bottles.
A walk through a rear lane to Xavier’s Kostka Hall and accessible to the central Brighton schools via Brighton Beach station (200m), this home makes history with the iconic bathing boxes at the bottom of the hill, Church St’s boutiques and restaurants within a minute and the CBD within a beachfront drive.
- 7 bed
- 5 bath
- 2 Parking Spaces
- 2 Garage
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