11 Jun 2023 | 2 mins
Packaging Executive Sells Brighton Beauty - Aust. Financial Review
12 Dudley Street, Brighton, Victoria
The home is pure surprise and delight – a sprawling 1900sqm (approx.) family estate curated by three of Australia’s design luminaries in the midst of Brighton’s premier residential precinct.
‘St Ives’ is every inch the modern classic, having been conceived and crafted by acclaimed designer Stephen Akehurst to offer the timeless beauty, proportion, and craftsmanship of a heritage estate with all the amenity and liveability required of relaxed upscale life today.
The five-bedroom home itself is vast – set across more than 1000sqm over three levels. But it looks and feels pure family, noted interior designer Stuart Rattle having applied his gift for using colour, texture, drama and detail to create an environment that is elegant, warm, and fun. And lacks for nothing – there is an epicurean kitchen and scullery, a suite of exceptionally beautiful living, dining and entertaining areas that span formal and casual, library, a magnificently appointed main bedroom suite, children’s wing, a pair of studies, cinema, cellar, a lift to all floors and an eight-car garage with gymnasium plus all the required technology and services.
Outside is a glorious loggia offering both a substantial wood-fired pizza oven and barbeque zone with a vast dining zone and separate lounge, which is used by its current owners all year round and makes for a wonderful transition into the home’s spectacular surrounds. The work of the revered Paul Bangay, the grounds of ‘St Ives’ are breathtaking – with a vast rolling lawn wrapped by beautifully manicured gardens, soaring trees, enchanting installations, and the most glorious pool and superbly appointed pool pavilion.
And all around, the trappings of one of the finest corners of Melbourne’s residential landscape. The vibrant Brighton foreshore is little more than 100 metres away, the chic shops and cafes of Church and Bay Streets and leading schools just a mere stroll, and the CBD and all its attractions a short trip away.
‘St Ives’ is a genuinely rare Melbourne home, and its arrival on the market deserves consideration by anyone seeking to secure a property that will provide immeasurable reward.