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Prestige Property: 22 Leyden Avenue, Portsea VIC

An architectural masterstroke is one of the peninsula’s finest homes.

By Terry Christodoulou
Fri, May 7, 2021 3:40pmGrey Clock < 1 min

Portsea has long been the coastal playground of choice for Melbourne’s well-heeled. Here, is one of the private peninsula’s finest.

This stately, 5-bedroom, 4-bathroom, 7-car parking property, of 3047sqm, enjoys an enviable location in the Portsea cul-de-sac overlooking Percy Cerutty oval.

Embracing a Hamptons-inspired, timeless style – every feature and material is of the highest quality, providing the ultimate family compound for multi-generational living.

Designed by Stephen Akehurst, the home is split into two buildings, separated by a central garden and 15-metre pool.

The main residence sees communal spaces, with hardwood flooring underfoot.  Here, a chef’s kitchen fitted with a Paul Bocuse oven with butler’s pantry sits alongside a dining and living room, with open fire.

A private parent’s retreat is downstairs, with gas log fire and cellar and bar adding some adult sophistication to the space.

Additionally, a stone terrace runs the length of the building, serving as a spectacular setting for alfresco dining with integrated BBQ, pizza oven and woodfire.

Across the garden sees the second residence, providing three further bedrooms, two, bathrooms, a living space with gas log fireplace and a large lower floor rumpus. Also, here, basement and security parking for multiple vehicles.

However, it’s the gardens – designed by Robert Boden – that steal the show, playing host to a championship sized mod-grass tennis court, established hedges, stone paving and the aforementioned heated, self-cleaning saltwater pool.

The listing is with Rob Curtain (+61 418 310 870) of Peninsula Sotheby’s International, price guide between $15m-$16m. melbournesothebysrealty.com

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This property delivers on all the best bits of living in Sydney without the high maintenance

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Fri, Feb 3, 2023 < 1 min

For Sydneysiders attracted to the dual amenities of a beach location and city services, it is hard to imagine a better address than this apartment at Grande Esplanade, Manly.

Positioned across the road from the harbourside beach and Manly Wharf, this three-bedroom, two-bathroom property enjoys the ideal mix of privacy and accessibility to shops, restaurants and public transport, as well as being a stone’s throw from the water. Now on the market since the passing of the original owners, Ian and Dorothy Hales, who bought the apartment off the plan, it’s a rare opportunity for families, downsizers or professional couples with ‘work from home’ arrangements to achieve work/life balance in a covetable setting. The former owners found the property well suited to ageing in place, with indoor and outdoor living spaces to enjoy, as well as easy access.

With a generous 322sqm floorplan on title, the light-filled third floor apartment has direct access to shared gardens, which are maintained by building management, making the property feel more like a house. The former owners used the gardens to host family events, including a wedding during COVID, and it’s a great vantage point for watching the New Year’s Eve fireworks on the harbour.

With a $6 million price guide, it is sure to attract strong interest as a low maintenance, high amenity option.

 

Address: 303/54 West Esplanade, Manly

Auction: 10am February 25, 2023

Next inspection:

Price guide:

Agents: Jake Rowe 0414 612 546; Nathan Tse 0411 386 455 The Agency

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