14 Mar 2022 | 4 mins
Why this $8 million Toorak home was built upside down
18 Cloverdale Avenue, Toorak, Victoria
It's a thing of beauty, a general rarity, when someone just gets a home right.
Destination, design, layout, liveability, and, for good measure, one of the best views around.
There's a sense of what's coming, even from streetside.
Number 18 is a sharp looking home - a Charlie Inglis design that sits easily on the high side of one of Toorak's favoured leafy boulevards close to Royal South Yarra Tennis Club, the village and all that surrounds it.
A spectacular circular stair that, like everything in this home, is a perfect blend of form and function. There's a skylight above that looks great as you ascend it, and turns on a delicious light-play across the day.
The main living is up – via that gorgeous staircase or a nicely specced lift - because that’s where you get to see that view in all its glory – and it truly is one of Toorak’s best angles on CBD.
Although, there’s some competition on where to look from the interiors as well – they are captivating – an exquisite balance of finish, fixture and design finesse. A top drawer gourmet kitchen, accompanied by a butlers pantry that disappears at the slide of a doors when entertaining, plus a selection of spaces that respond to all the requirements of modern living and a super chic hidden bar, equipped for coffee or cocktails, that can be opened at the merest touch. Which is an ideal accompaniment to the sweeping front terrace with stunning views, that would seem about the perfect place to start the day with a macchiato, or finish it, perhaps with a mojito.
There’s three really good sized ensuited bedrooms. The main is a true luxury retreat - the bathroom is divine, the dressing rooms are sublime. And there’s a home office that absolutely hits the mark for the requirements of today – spacious, light, with a beautiful outlook and private access.
And, supporting it all, the things that matter – first class technology, security, services, cellaring, storage and expansive garaging, at ground level, plus additional space for toys or a gym or whatever its people require.
18 Cloverdale Avenue has got them all covered. And being here feels really, really good.