Property Of The Week: 12 Dudley St, Brighton, VIC
A property that neatly melds old and new to form a unique and alluring waterside home of space and botanic wonder.
Masterfully curated by the ultimate trio of design – architect Stephen Akehurst, interior designer Stuart Rattle and landscaper Paul Bangay – this luxury property in Brighton has all the hallmarks of a traditional home. Except it was built in 2009.
‘St Ives’ is a contemporary estate with a firm nod to the past. An arts and crafts style residence takes centre stage on the sprawling 1900sqm parcel of land, which also features manicured grounds, swimming pool with neighbouring cabana and a lush level lawn.
The exceptional five-bedroom, four-bathroom property has just listed with Forbes Global Properties and comes to market with a price guide of $21 million – $23 million.
Inside there is a palatial 1000sqm of living space covering three levels – all meticulously designed by the late Rattle, who continues to be celebrated for his elegant blend of colour, texture and drama to tell a story.
The country-inspired kitchen features a grand range hood at its centre with a vast island bench, butler’s pantry and stylish shaker cabinetry. From the adjoining casual living and dining zone, stacker doors peel back to reveal a covered loggia with outdoor fireplace, pizza oven, barbecue and those magnificent gardens in all their glory.
Outside, Bangay has crafted a north-facing botanical wonderland with sculptured hedges, tall trees, water features, a cubby, garden pavilion and pool house. Perfect for pool parties or even guests, this garden getaway has a bathroom and kitchenette.
The ground floor footprint, with coffered ceilings and polished floorboards throughout, has more formal areas on offer and ample room for entertaining with flair from the stately dining and lounge room with fireplace and bar to the elegant library. There is even enough space for families who work from home with a study off the kitchen as well as a larger office, both with integrated desks.
Upstairs four bedrooms flank a spacious retreat with balcony and share a family bathroom.
Each bedroom boasts large walk-in wardrobes while one has a private ensuite. The expansive main suite is home to a Juliet balcony, luxurious ensuite with twin vanities and freestanding tub as well as a glamorous dressing room.
On the lower ground floor, ‘St Ives’ dishes up even more surprises with a lift to all levels, home cinema, wine cellar and eight-car garage.
Brighton’s famous foreshore is approximately 100 metres down the road with boutiques, cafes and sought after schools also nearby.
With Forbes Global Properties’ Michael Gibson, Robert Fletcher, Tracey Atkins and Rae Mano; ppglobal.com.au
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