Save millions on your own little piece of France in the heart of St Kilda East. Just 7.3 kilometres from the city and replete with features including a spectacular Cheq Republic chandelier, lavish double staircase, marble direct from the quarries of Italy and a pool house straight from a Bertolucci film. It’s “Escape to the Chateau” meets “Grand Designs” —— a rough diamond just waiting to be polished.
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Welcome to 10 Bickhams Court, St Kilda. A European inspired mansion in Melbourne’s inner-city heartland. Set at the back of the cul-de-sac this is chateau nouveau and now available for one discerning buyer.
Security gates reveal a circular driveway welcoming you to the 3,219 square meter property on flat acreage. Built in 1996 this gem is an example of cutting-edge engineering meets European artisanship from the moment you step onto the property. The designer gardens have established trees with foliage and pretty blue blossoms set to stun in Springtime.
Your own little piece of France has every entertainment feature your heart could desire with a range of indoor/outdoor living areas and bifold doors. Swim year round in the pool suite with an electronic roof, sauna, 20m pool, children’s pool and spa. Complimenting this you’ll find beautiful original murals by artist John Lawry adorning the walls, reminiscent of a Tuscan countryside.
Entering your new home you can’t help but feel the Parisian influence with a huge formal entrance paved in marble. Look up to admire the hand painted bespoke gold cornices. Enjoy the water feature with an internal pond and fountain or step inside the spacious formal lounge and enjoy the afternoon sunlight.
Working from home is a joy in the lavish office with a floor to ceiling library that would make any Dickens fan sigh contentedly. The enormous built in jarrah desk is complimented by glass windows to display your array of awards and prized possessions with stylish wooden panelling to match. Ample bay windows are just waiting for a baby grand piano to sing sweet Mozart melodies whilst you recline against the imported Italian marble fireplace.
It’s Hamptons all the way in the enormous double kitchen with sunlight streaming through the skylight. This twin kitchen has everything you need including spacious pantry and an island bench to make any home cooks heart sing.
The Master has a dressing room that needs to be seen to be believed, more like a one-bedroom apartment, this space has it all. Access to the downstairs office and library, endless cupboards and storage space, separate ensuite with double shower, bidet, spa bath, double sinks and patio that would give any Hollywood mansion a run for its money.
Downstairs the garage easily fits 4 cars while the home boasts three entrances including the staff entrance in the bedsit. This is a home of grand proportions with something to marvel at every point you turn. From the handmade bespoke fabric wallpaper, to the gold leaf curtain rails and heavy furnishings to the imported marble. The internal design is all European while the external structure is Australian built.
This is the epitome of luxury. Palatial. Sophisticated glamour. A mansion of epic proportions to either move in and immediately love or reinvent and cherish. This is a home to live in, to entertain in, to grow in and most of all – to celebrate in.
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