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Resort Living On Melbourne’s Coastline

The expansive grounds homes to a swimming pool, tennis court and skate ramp.

By Terry Christodoulou
Sat, Nov 7, 2020 1:07amGrey Clock 2 min

A heady combination of Mediterranean boldness and Californian glamour, ‘Pasadena’, located at 1 Trig Point, in the elevated coastal enclave of Mount Martha, Victoria, is an architectural wonder.

Set on over 1.5 acres of hillside that directly overlooks the coastline to Arthurs Seat, the white-washed 6-bedroom, 5-bathroom, 2-garage luxury home by award-winning architect Tim Bennetton is truly unique.

Inside the multi-level, multi-space compound, the main residence sees oak floors paired with soaring ceilings and pivot doors to create a light, airy coastal space. It’s here the open plan family, dining and kitchen spaces together flow out towards the alfresco dining area.

The lounge is fitted with a fireplace, pop-up TV and access to the outside terrace and deck doors while the kitchen features Savoir limestone counters with integrated European appliances and an expansive walk-in pantry. A further two bedrooms, two bathrooms a sunken home theatre and rumpus round out the level.

On the upper level lands the master suite, complete with walk-in-robe and ensuite – replete with more Savoir limestone (matching that of the kitchen) and is complete with a waterfall shower and dual vanities. Elsewhere on the property, the bathrooms follow suit with limestone and oak details.

The compound wraps around a with a rain-sensing louvred pergola, inground pool and spa complete that steps up to the separate pool house that homes the sauna, changeroom, indoor and outdoor fireplaces as well as a bar and games room. Bolstering the resort-like amenities is a tennis court perched high on the property’s grounds alongside a skateboard halfpipe.

Another, separate studio complete with its own bathroom, kitchenette, fireplace and two bedrooms adds further versatility to the compound while automatic gates, 13kW of solar power and electric blinds complete the details.

The listing is with Dean Phillips (+61 402 833 865) and Marcus Gollings (+61 422 236 990) of  McEwing & Partners, Mornington. POA.


This stylish family home combines a classic palette and finishes with a flexible floorplan

35 North Street Windsor

Just 55 minutes from Sydney, make this your creative getaway located in the majestic Hawkesbury region.

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Castle Hill is set to be home to a new hotel-like development, with the announcement that the 94-apartment Astrid site is just weeks away from completion.

While the penthouse apartments across the two buildings have already been snapped up, there are still one, two and three-bedroom residences on offer. The development comes with a gold star iCIRT rating, guaranteeing it has met quality construction standards. The iCIRT rating system has been developed by Equifax in partnership with government, industry and market and rates projects from one to five stars following a rigorous and independent review process.

Steve Harb from developer CBD Core, said it’s the best indicator would-be buyers could have that their investment is safe.

“The iCIRT rating gives people the assurance that we’re trustworthy and have integrity as a developer,” he says. “Our service is complete from start to finish, from developer to builder. 

“As a buyer, you have one point of contact, there’s no shifting responsibility or passing the buck so if anyone has an issue, it can be sorted out as soon as possible.”

He said Astrid has proved popular with locals interested in upgrading without leaving the convenience and amenity of the Hills District. Surrounded by some of the best restaurants, clubs and recreational facilities in the area, it is also just six minutes’ walk to the new Metro station and a seven-minute drive to Castle Towers Shopping Centre. Schools and tertiary education options are also within an easy drive. In addition to some of the best parks and reserves in Sydney, it’s an attractive option for families on the move.

Mr Harb said the concept for the development, as with all his projects, was to create a hotel-like environment.

“I only do boutique projects and when I say ‘boutique’, I mean hotels without the concierge,” he says. “The quality and integrity is built into it.”

The infinity edge pool is surrounded by leafy gardens in a resort-style environment.

Leisure facilities include rooftop gardens and entertaining spaces as well as a fully equipped gym on the ground floor overlooking an infinity edge pool surrounded by lush landscaped gardens. Mr Harb says beautiful landscaping is a signature of all his developments.

“I have lived in the Hills District for more than 15 years and the reason I live here is because I love the leafy environment, the greenery,” he says. “I always like to emphasise that in my developments with strong landscaping.”


Recognising the ongoing desire to adopt a hybrid working model, Astrid provides a dedicated on-site working environment suitable for exclusive use by residents needing focused work time, as well as those seeking professional meeting rooms to receive clients, with wifi enabled work desks, as well as more casual seating. 

Mr Harb said the pandemic taught him that, while working from home was convenient, having breakout spaces within a wider residential development was highly attractive.

“You’re not stuck looking at the same four walls,” he says. “The shared work space at Astrid has comfortable lounges, chairs, coffee tables and more than a dozen cubicles,” he says. “It’s more like going into a meeting room in a hotel.”

The apartments are characterised by light-filled interiors.


The apartments are light-filled living spaces with seamless access to balconies, through to integrated joinery secreting storage. Finishes have been chosen to last, from the Michael Angelo Quartz benchtop and Char Oak Polytec Ravine joinery in the kitchen to the stone splashback and custom-made joinery in the bathroom.

Access throughout the buildings is via a swipe card, providing a secure environment. 

For more information, see Astrid Castle Hill.


This stylish family home combines a classic palette and finishes with a flexible floorplan

35 North Street Windsor

Just 55 minutes from Sydney, make this your creative getaway located in the majestic Hawkesbury region.

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