I don’t know about you but sometimes there’s nothing better than making a cup of tea, hitting the couch and downloading a bit of house porn. And today’s two-storey Melbourne penthouse certainly fits that bill – priced at a cool $9 million, the home is totally unattainable (for most!) but just so enjoyable to tour.
An architectural beauty, designed by Addarc Architects and Hecker Guthrie interior design, the Kew based pad is dripping with high-end finishes including Elba marble, polished plaster walls, oak parquetry floors and Italian joinery. The home also boasts a pool with a view and a Pinterest-worthy sculptural spiral staircase – an alluring mix indeed.
Owned by developer Paul Franze, the home was originally listed for sale in April 2020, right as COVID-19 began wreaking havoc. “The problem with having it on the market in April was that no one could inspect the property due to government restrictions. Pictures may paint a thousand words but a home like this really needs to be seen in person to build that emotional connection,” says Paul of the home that remains on the market.
With a generous 400 square metre floor plan, the palatial home in the sky also features a living room with gas log fire, media room, large dining room, sleek marble bar with fridge and a temperature-controlled glass wine room. There’s also a deluxe marble and oak kitchen with butler’s pantry – integrated Sub Zero fridge/freezers and Wolf appliances round out the luxurious mix.
The outdoor entertaining area includes a large, covered deck with Wolf BBQ, an outdoor fire and a solar/gas heated pool with spectacular city and bay views.
The master bedroom can be found at the top of the home’s aforementioned curved marble staircase, which can be reached via a lift too. Upstairs, there are three additional bedrooms (two with marble ensuites) and a stylish fourth bathroom and retreat.
Other high-end specifications include video intercom, C-bus home automation, designer lighting, motorised blinds and curtains, underfloor hydronic heating, ducted heating and cooling, a separate laundry, two large basement storage areas and a nine-car garage. Swoon.