Business high flyer Graeme Samuel lists luxe Toorak pad
Prominent businessman Graeme Samuel is offloading his Toorak property.
The former Australian Competition and Consumer Commission chairman and AFL commissioner has $8-$8.4 million price hopes for the luxury three-bedroom house at 8 Scotsburn Grove.
Kay & Burton South Yarra partner Darren Lewenberg said Mr Samuel, a Companion of the Order of Australia, and his wife built the residence just over a decade ago.
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“They wanted a single-level property to take advantage of the northern orientation, with a beautiful pool area and enough land to entertain,” Mr Lewenberg said.
“The rooms are large, and they’ve got a lot of light coming in.”
Set on an 856sq m block in an exclusive cul-de-sac, the house was created by architect Greg Epstein and building designers Kim Andrews and John McNamara.
Highlights include European oak parquetry flooring and designer carpet, an elegant kitchen with two Smeg ovens, and a luxe main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and an ensuite decked out in stone and marble.
The majority of the low-maintenance home is on one level, but a cellar, triple garage and storage space can be found in the basement, which is accessible via a lift.
Award-winning landscaper Jane Jones was responsible for the lush gardens, which feature a solar- and gas-heated pool and spa, alfresco terraces and a barbecue kitchen.
Mr Lewenberg said a mix of high-net-worth locals and overseas buyers — from London and Asia, including Malaysia — were eyeing the property.
These included downsizers who “still want the 3142 postcode, but don’t necessarily want an apartment, but their own home on land”.
The property is for sale via an expressions of interest campaign.
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