Property Of The Week: 18-20 Shakespeare Grove, Hawthorn, Victoria

An opulent mansion 10 minutes from Melbourne’s CBD.

By Terry Christodoulou 04/09/2020

Atop St James Park Hill, with views across Melbourne’s ascendant skyline, ‘Avon Court’ offers unparalleled levels of opulence and charm.

Just 10 minutes from the CBD, the palatial Victorian inspired residence offers 9-bedrooms, 7-bathrooms and a 10-car garage set across 4645sqm of sprawling, manicured grounds.

The four-storey home boasts seven kitchens including a main fitted with European appliances and marble benchtop, as well as an 18-seat teppanyaki bar for some truly robust entertaining.

The lavish home’s association with the Richmond Football Club (specifically former club president Clinton Casey, a one-time owner) sees the image of Jack Dyer tiled into one of four main bathrooms, while another sees a mosaic paisley pattern.

Of the bedrooms, the master is something to behold – a private retreat offering a personal fireplace, oversized marble ensuite with twin vanities, twin showers and ‘his’ and ‘hers’ walk-in robes.

A large ballroom, formal lounge and separate dining, as well as informal sitting room. make up the majority of the main level, with a lift servicing the remainder.

Elsewhere is an 18-seat private cinema, library, billiards room, bar and gym (larger than most hotel offerings), as well as sauna, staff quarters and 4000 bottle wine cellar.

Victorian style verandah’s line the front of the house while a number of private balconies and two rooftop terraces make the most of the home’s hilltop position and incredible views.

Of the two outdoor pools, one is purpose built for laps, with the grounds also boasting in-ground trampoline, mini soccer field, playground, alfresco area and 10ft, $250,000 outdoor TV.

The listing is with RT Edgar’s Jeremy Fox (+61 418 339 650) and Helena Chow (+61 407 226 828) for $40m.


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