Property Of The Week: 43 Lansell Road, Toorak, VIC

Celebrity chef Shannon Bennett lists his Toorak mansion.

By Terry Christodoulou 12/02/2021

A sandstone residence tucked away in the leafy streets of Toorak will always be a sought-after proposition.

This opulent pile – owned by Vue de Monde owner and celebrity chef Shannon Bennett and his former partner Madeleine West – is set on 1590sqm and offers 5 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms and a 6-car garage.

The dramatic reception hall arrives with soaring ceilings. curved walls and wide oak flooring underfoot.

Offering unprecedented scale, the expansive living, dining, entertaining and lounging – replete with suspended fireplace – are all connected to the ultimate chef’s kitchen.

Being the home of award-winning chef Bennett, expect bespoke joinery, marble benches, Miele appliances – including a bank of fridges and freezers – to occupy the space. A fully appointed butler’s pantry with built-in bar is also attached. Also on the main level is a library, reading room, study and a temperature-controlled cellar along with a formal dining and lounge area.

Further, the living and entertaining spaces extend out to the deep northwest facing garden complete with heated pool and limestone terrace. Ideal for entertaining,

Elsewhere the residence’s curved staircase – which sits beneath an elliptical skylight – guides up to the bedrooms. Here, the main bedroom suite, complete with dual dressing rooms and designer ensuite is found along with the four additional bedrooms, three of which offer ensuites.

A roof-top terrace with timber onsen spa, sun-bed and full Miele fitted kitchen is yet another highlight and enjoys city views.

Reached by a lift and stairs the basement level also offers a home theatre room, gym.

The home is listed with Marshall White’s Marcus Chiminello (+61 411 411 271) and Nicole French (+61 417 571 505). Price guide $21-$23m.


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