BOSS HUNTING Published on 18th March 2021
A Melbourne estate of extraordinary vision – 10 Bickhams Court – is situated on 3,219 square metres with ample street frontage on a highly sought after cul-de-sac. The position alone is enough to justify this home’s reputation as one of Melbourne’s most exclusive properties – an architectural gem of commanding presence and world-class standing, built in 1996.
As per the listing, 10 Bickhams Court reflects an immaculate feat of “cutting edge engineering” and “rare artisanship”, maximised to express a highly enviable lifestyle and the perfect expression of high-end living in the exceedingly convenient Melbourne suburb of St Kilda East.
This rare, flat acre land is shielded by massive private gates, maintaining complete privacy for the resort-style grounds which host every conceivable aspect of recreation you could think of. We’re talking a superlative glassed indoor pool and spa complex (with sauna), a floodlit synthetic grass tennis court, richly stocked gymnasium, and a sizable children’s play ground. And that’s only the edges of this stunning home.
Inside, you’ll find numerous entertaining spaces like a lavish billiards room which extends to large alfresco entertaining area bathed in the open-air. Executive areas have been treated with an equal amount of care and sophisticated, most notably in the generous two-storey library which retains a timeless aesthetic with solid Jarrah wall panelling and an expansive open fireplace.
The outside may give off Sopranos vibes, but the generous interior is more aligned with Scarface, or even Behind The Candelabra. This lush display of classical elegance softly overlaps with contemporary tastes, witnessed in features such as the sweeping double staircase that greets visitors, to the supreme marble flooring, tall coffered ceilings, and delicate imported finishes curated to align with the perfect picture of relaxed family spaces.
Liberty is caked into the open design, which affords enough space to live as one pleases without feeling constrained at any time. This notion of space is echoed in the bespoke kitchen, large and brilliant with touches of New Zealand beech framed cabinetry, and granite work surfaces enlivening the area alongside top-shelf appliances. There’s even a specially appointed butler’s pantry for those days that call for something larger in scale than just having a few mates over.
The nine-bedroom, seven-bathroom house is headlined by the illustrious master bedroom suite – nothing short of palatial with a luxurious ensuite and super-sized fitted dressing room on one side, private balcony and marble open fireplace on the other.
Rounding out what’s on offer at 10 Bickhams Court is a four-car garage, full security, reverse-cycle heating and air conditioning, as well as three powder rooms. No modern appointment is left unaddressed.
A property of such calibre would usually be found in a remote location somewhere far beyond the city. Instead, 10 Bickhams Court offers an unparalleled sense of connection to everyday essentials, within close proximity to elite schools, churches, synagogues, shops, and restaurants, as well as wide-open spaces like Caulfield Park, Caulfield Racecourse, and St Kilda Botanical Gardens.
It’s not often that a world feel so secluded and connected at the same time, making 10 Bickhams Street a rare find. The current listing does not disclose a price, but the property last sold for $7.3 million back in 2013.