Property Of The Week: 1 Elm Grove, Balaclava, VIC
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Property Of The Week: 1 Elm Grove, Balaclava, VIC

A stylishly renovated residence in Melbourne’s southeast.

By Kanebridge News
Wed, Jul 7, 2021 4:32pmGrey Clock < 1 min

Arriving in charming fashion is this stylish Edwardian residence in the southeast Melbourne locale of Balaclava.

The combination of period perfection and complete contemporary function comes this renovated 3-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 3-car parking home, providing family-sized space on an enviable 272sqm plot.

Enter through the façade, through to the double-fronted environment with free-flowing living areas and timber floorboards underfoot that lead to the unfolding large undercover alfresco area.

It’s here, in the aforementioned free-flowing living area that the kitchen resides featuring stone benchtops, Bosch cooking appliances and NEFF dishwasher features plenty of soft-close cabinetry.

From here, the alfresco area is built to entertain with low maintenance landscaping and a ceiling fan above.

Elsewhere the residence houses three spacious bedrooms – all boasting period high ceilings, built-in robes and fireplaces.

Other features include a luxuriously appointed bathroom with a freestanding bathtub, a laundry with plentiful storage, the north facing feature garden and three off-street parking spots.

The home is a walk to leading schools such as Caulfield Grammar, Ripponlea Village, trams and trains and only 10km from Melbourne CBD.

The listing is with Paul Sibley (+61 403 325 423) of Buxton Real Estate Port Phillip and is headed to auction Saturday, 24 July. Price guide; $1.5-1.575 Million,


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Actor Jim Carrey is putting his Los Angeles home of nearly 30 years on the market for $28.9 million.

Mr. Carrey, who was born in Canada, bought the ranch-style Brentwood home in 1994, around the time of the release of his first major movie hit, “Ace Ventura: Pet Detective.” It wasn’t clear how much he paid.

In a statement, Mr. Carrey said the property had been “a place of enchantment and inspiration” to him over “30 very creative and prosperous years.”

“Every night the owls sang me lullabies and every morning I sipped my cup of joe with the hawks and hummingbirds, under a giant grandfather pine,” he said.

The roughly 12,700-square-foot estate includes a five-bedroom main house with a traditional brick facade and contemporary interiors, according to listing agent Janelle Friedman of Sotheby’s International Realty. Spanning about 2 acres, the property has a gym, a tennis court, a waterfall pool and spa, and a pool house with a sauna and steam room. There is also a dedicated outdoor yoga and meditation platform, she said.

The home is infused with elements of Mr. Carrey’s personality. A custom Art Deco-style home theatre, complete with mohair-covered sofas, burl wood columns and a snack area, features costumes from Mr. Carrey’s films in glass cases on the walls. They include a set of blue overalls from “The Cable Guy” and the Santa Claus costume from “The Grinch.” In an adjacent bar area, his Riddler costume from “Batman Forever” is on display, as well as some of his trophies from the MTV Movie & TV Awards.

The home’s neutral, understated aesthetic is punctuated by dramatic pops of colour, some of which are provided by Mr. Carrey’s own artwork: the actor is also a prolific painter who has gained recognition for his bold, graphic and colour-saturated pieces. On the lawn is “Ayla,” a sculpture by Mr. Carrey that depicts a nude woman peering through a picture frame. The art and mementos aren’t for sale with the house.

In the main house, the primary living space has pitched, beamed ceilings with skylights, while the living, dining and family rooms all have their own fireplaces. French doors throughout the home open to a large courtyard patio. The primary bedroom suite has its own sitting area, fireplace, and a covered balcony overlooking the property.

In a statement, Mr. Carrey said he is selling the property because he no longer spends as much time there. “I want someone else to enjoy it like I have,” he said, referencing a famous song by David Bowie: “Ch-ch-ch-changes!”

Mr. Carrey is best known for films like “The Mask,” “Dumb and Dumber” and “Liar Liar.” More recently, he has starred in the “Sonic the Hedgehog” film franchise.

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