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25 Hopetoun Road, Toorak, Victoria
25 Hopetoun is an impressive Melbourne home, set upon one of the city’s most prestigious residential boulevards and offering a quality of life that has put Toorak on the shopping list for discerning buyers the world over.
It is lovely to behold from the first – with a tall, proud, strong façade set behind a sweeping circular drive and glorious manicured gardens that has struck just the right balance between grand and yet warm. And it sets the tone for the home that follows perfectly.
The proportions are superb, with a floorplan that allows its people to move between the suite of formal and casual living spaces with consummate ease. All the rooms enjoy wonderful light and an excellent connection to the outdoors. With charming French doors opening out on elegant the main courtyard, which is north facing and makes for the most wonderful, warm, private escape to retreat to all year round.
There is also the most exceptional kitchen, or rather two kitchens – both vast and fully fitted with Miele appliances – meaning that entertaining here, be it for the many or the few, would be seamless. There is one excellent bedroom on the ground floor, perfect for staff or guests, and on the floor above, accessible either by lift or the grand circular stair, are another five bedrooms – all extremely large, with walk in robes and ensuites – and offering delightful neighbourhood views.
While below ground, there is parking for at least eight cars in the basement garage, also with lift access. Though much of what makes this location so desirable is within walking distance, with several of the city’s leading private schools, as well as the chic Toorak, Hawksburn, and Armadale villages. It’s also easy to jump on the freeway to the city and the airport from here, ensuring this home should hold strong appeal for buyers near and far. And deservedly so.