Inside Kew's Grand "Prague House"
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Inside Kew’s Grand “Prague House”

The expansive pile is one of the finest Victorian-style homes in Melbourne.

By Terry Christodoulou
Fri, Apr 22, 2022 3:36pmGrey Clock 2 min

The landmark Victorian slate-roofed residence, “Prague House”, formally known as “Dunboe” is arguably one of the finest period mansions in Kew, Melbourne.

Set back from Sackville Street, the circa 1880s-built home of 6-bedrooms, 6-bathrooms and 4-car parking is set on approximately 3400sqm of lush gardens with beautiful mature trees that speak to an era of gracious living undertaken on a grand scale.

Today, Prague House offers a heady combination of Victorian elegance — through the restoration of character features such as the original staircase, arches and mantles — and modern amenities for entertaining and living.

Inside, the home’s generous proportions are complemented by 4.5-metre ceilings and exquisite period attributes including ornate external rendering, stained glass windows and ceilings ornately decorated cornices, arches and columns.

Downstairs the entrance hall features a tessellated tile that leads to a large study, formal sitting room and dining room with an arched bay window and Black Belgian mantle alongside a billiards room. The home sees 12 (yes, 12) marble mantels, with eight of them in original condition.

Central to the home’s function is the expansive contemporary family domain boasting herringbone parquetry floors and incorporating a kitchen equipped with stone benchtops, an island bench and prestige Smeg appliances plus a butler’s pantry.

Upstairs features the flexibility of five bedrooms including a sumptuous main with walk-in-robes, and a glorious ensuite with a floor-to-ceiling glass wall overlooking the rear gardens as well as a retreat or playroom and a family bathroom.

The covered pool helps the home’s entertaining space transition from indoors to outdoors and accompanies the alfresco entertaining area that is completed by a barbeque kitchen that overlooks the night-lit tennis court.

Also found on the grounds are large lawn areas, retreats and rebuilt Victorian stables uses as a pavilion, outdoor entertainment area or possible self-contained guest accommodation or home office.

The listing is with Marshall White’s Marcus Chiminello (+61 411 411 271) with a price guide of $16.5m – $17.5m; marshallwhite.com.au



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The home in the village of Sagaponack has plenty of balconies to take in the surrounding water views

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A waterfront home in the Hamptons village of Sagaponack, New York, is on the market for the very first time.

Asking $25.95 million, the gray shingle-style home was built in 2008 by the seller and has since been available as a summer rental, but it’s never been up for sale.

Designed by architect Faruk Yorgancioglu, the “waterfront home offers privacy and panoramic beauty that cannot be duplicated under today’s zoning laws,” said co-listing agent Marilyn Clark of Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage.

Jaime Lopez for Sotheby’s International Realty

The seller bought the property, which at the time had two small structures, at auction in 2005 for approximately $2 million, according to co-listing agent Deborah Pirro of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty. Mansion Global could not contact the seller.

The home hit the market Thursday, and in addition to Clark and Pirro, it is co-listed by Raquel Lopez of Sotheby’s International Realty – Bridgehampton Brokerage and Diane Anderson of Daniel Gale Sotheby’s International Realty.

Spanning 6,000 square feet, the home is filled with bright interiors, which were designed by New York-based interior designer Steven Gambrel. The open gourmet kitchen flows into a casual dining area and a living space with a fireplace, which is one of two double-sided fireplaces in the home, Pirro said.

A sunroom overlooks the water.
Jaime Lopez for Sotheby’s International Realty

“The placement and scale of fireplaces throughout the home is perfection,” she added.

A separate dining room has French doors that open onto a deck, listing photos show.

There are six en-suite bedrooms, including two primary bedrooms. The larger of the two is its own private retreat, outfitted with a fireplace, a sunroom and a large balcony, offering a space to watch the sun set over Sagaponack Pond, according to Sotheby’s.

Jaime Lopez for Sotheby’s International Realty

The home sits on a little more than an acre of waterfront land, bordering Sagaponack Pond, where there’s a private dock, and looking out at the Atlantic Ocean in the distance.

“The location on the pond with the view of the ocean waves breaking is spectacular and unique,” Clark said. “You are close to beaches and the Sagaponack General Store. It is a quick paddle to the famous Sagg Main Beach.”

Other outside amenities include a gunite swimming pool and a hot tub, which are surrounded by a spacious deck, as well as a pool cabana, which has a full bathroom, changing rooms and a sauna. There’s also multiple balconies, decks and a screened porch overlooking the pool, striking a balance between indoor and outdoor living.

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