Sitting pretty in Studley Park, this Kew home takes in panoramic views of the Yarra River, golf course and city. While the views are maximised through the extensive windows and light-filled spaces, there’s no better place to enjoy the surrounding scenery than on the entertaining terrace or even with a dip in the pool below. If you didn’t already feel like you were in your own private luxury getaway, the lush landscaped gardens will put you at immediate ease, delicately bringing together a diverse collection of native and boutique plants that ground the home in its surrounds.
AGENT Jellis Craig
Surrounded by picturesque gardens and overlooking the Melbourne skyline from a prestigious parkland location, this expansive residence, set over two titles, is a luxurious retreat from the bustle of city life while enjoying all the perks of contemporary urban living. Featuring three deluxe bedrooms, extensive communal and private living spaces and ample outdoor entertaining spaces, this home is perfectly positioned for families, particularly those eyeing some of Melbourne’s most revered private schools.
While the home may look unassuming from the outside, with its reddened earthy tones and simple shape, we all know true glamour is about subtlety and this home has that in spades. Entering the home you’ll find the spaces unfurl in front, above and below, favouring communal, multi-purpose spaces. American Oak floors add a contemporary elegance to the interiors, while double-glazed windows maximise natural light and truly let the landscape in.
Luxury is ingrained to the home from the core spaces like the gym and sauna room, home theatre with heated (and self-cleaning!) pool/spa and kitchen fit to host one of Melbourne’s finest restaurants to high end features like the cellar and storerooms, Miele and Liebherr kitchen appliances and marble features in the study.
The everyday elegance of this home is perfectly suited to Kew, with its tree-lined streets, historic homes and charming neighbourhood spots. Smack bang between the buzzy hotspots of Richmond and Hawthorn, Kew has come into its own on the dining scene lately. Percy’s Aeroplane or The Quartermaster’s Store have the local neighbourhood tick of approval. Later in the day we’re fans of the relaxed yet refined Mister Bianco (designed by Mills Gorman) or a drop at the cafe-turned-wine bar at night Cru, with its 350 strong wine selection also licensed for takeaway for when a night in on the cards. For groceries, Leo’s has a well-earned reputation for fresh, artisanal goodies alongside the weekly haul, and there’s no shortage of weekend activities that the whole family can enjoy thanks to the abundance of parks in the area.
With a design, location and neighbourhood that lend a sense of elegant sanctuary in Melbourne’s inner suburbs, this is a home that we can’t imagine ever needing to take a holiday from – we’ll take the everyday luxury instead.