Only an exceptional talent such as world-renowned architect Sir Roy Grounds - exponent of modern geometrical design and creator of many iconic Australian buildings - could do justice to the breathtaking design, staggering bay panoramas and enviable lifestyle of Mornington's most prestigious cliff-top address.
"Iluka" is three levels of unsurpassed excellence, matchless class, incomparable architecture, unparalleled attention to detail and unrivalled views. The cedar-clad facade seamlessly unites the building with its environment, whilst the landscaped garden oasis at the front is simply superb with lush flora, a water feature and atrium-style alfresco pavilion.
Inside presents stunning observation balconies on each level and walls of glazing to maximise the spectacular panorama. Visitors will be mesmerised by the outlook from Arthurs Seat to The Heads, Port Phillip Bay, Bellerine Peninsula, the City, and closer to home across the harbour, pier, yacht club, lifesaving club and beach boxes.
Apart from a double garage with remote-controlled door and direct house access, the entry level includes large living area with open fireplace and formal dining wrapped around a central staircase. The split-level kitchen, leading to a second living space opens to the front atrium, includes Miele coffeemaker, Bosch dishwasher, freestanding chefs Germania oven, Miele steamer, island bench and Corian benchtops. The lower level boasts guests bedroom with built-in-robe and fully tiled ensuite, plus a rumpus room which opens to spacious deck surrounding the salt-chlorinated/solar-heated in-ground pool.
The top level comprises a luxurious master bedroom with walk-in-robe, ensuite with twin vanities and a feature bath overlooking the water, plus further bedroom with built-in-robe and another stylish bathroom. Both these large bedrooms have a sliding wall to separate the sleeping section, if desired. Features of the home continue with gas ducted heating, commercial grade air-conditioning, glossy floorboards, plush carpeting and tasteful downlighting.
This stunning property is one of only three with a private track to coveted Mills Beach. Rich in beach atmosphere, The Esplanade is only a street away with easy access to an array of recreational activities, excellent shopping and eateries, and all the other delights of Mornington's Main Street. Place this one at the top of your 'must see'/'must own' list!