It is rare that a home like this makes its way onto the market. Nestled in one of Melbourne’s most sought-after bayside neighbourhoods and with a national sports icon as the previous owner, it’s understandable that this is going to make its way onto peoples’ newsfeeds.
Renowned Australian cricketer Shane Warne is putting his luxurious 5-bedroom/5-bathroom home in Brighton on the market, with an expected sale price of between $6.8 million and $7.4 million. Buying it for $5.4 million in early 2018, the world-famous spin bowler looks set to generate up to $2 million from the sale.
The sportsman is well known for his property dealings in the local area, as this sale comes not long after he sold another six-bedroom, seven-bathroom mansion for reportedly around $19 million in the nearby Middle Crescent.
Built in 2005, this luxurious home sits on a large block of 662 square metres and is positioned in Newbay Crescent just a few minutes’ walk away from the calm waters of Port Phillip Bay. Houses are held on to in this part of Melbourne, so the fact that this home has come onto the market is sure to grab attention.
This home projects glamour, comfort, style and efficiency, with every bell and whistle imaginable, all packaged up within a seamless French Provincial design and framed by a verdant manicured garden.
This is an ideal property for a growing modern family, as it has been constructed with a multizone design in mind to provide plenty of space throughout the home for different activities, while nothing shouts out a kid’s dream more than a pool, spa, rumpus room and personal cinema. At just over 11 metres long, the home cinema room and bar is the ultimate entertainer’s room.
Efficiency underpins the management of the home, with features like auto cleaning for the stylishly tiled pool and spa, Miele kitchen appliances, zoned climate control, ducted vacuum, video intercom and of course a manicured garden that doesn’t require you to get out the mower every Sunday.
This luxurious home will speak to different parts of your personality at any given time. A lower-level zone offers you the opportunity to truly show off, with the chic bar, home cinema and built-in wine room completing the checklist. This could be your evening: a few laps in the pool, followed by a soak in the spa, a BBQ in the sheltered alfresco entertaining area, a drink in the bar and finally a doze in the cushioned comfort of your own personal cinema. And then throw in another dip in the pool for good measure before you head up to one of five bedrooms, three of which have private ensuites.
Within walking distance are Brighton Grammar School, Divrei Emineh, Brighton Primary School and Firbank Grammar School, which are just a part of the story as to why this is perfect for families.
Separate children’s rooms beyond a void help to keep the peace, while an additional basement space is ideal for a rumpus room. Adults are certainly looked after here, with a super-king bed in the spacious master bedroom (5.7m x 5.9m), a dual-vanity ensuite and dual robe areas.
The open plan kitchen is the hearth around which the family can swap stories from the day and watch the chef do their thing. The Calacatta-porcelain brings extra glamour to the kitchen, while the wide fenestration both in the kitchen and living rooms opens the space up to the back garden and al fresco area, so that food can be easily shared between spaces when entertaining.
With the world-renowned Esplanade two minutes’ one way and the Bay Street shops an equal distance the other way, this home boasts the best of both location and style. In other words, you do not have to sacrifice on anything when it comes to this property.