Melbourne’s own Buckingham Palace for sale in Canterbury
A palatial pad crowned Melbourne’s own Buckingham Palace has hit the market.
It may not have 775 rooms, but 29 Stanley Grove, Canterbury is still impressive.
The new European-inspired residence took two years to build, with the owners now aiming for a changing of the guard with $7.8-$8.2 million price hopes.
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Vendors Sam Hawli and Hao Chen, of Tag Corporation, have built several other French provincial-style homes throughout Melbourne — but they consider this one their best.
“For Canterbury, we wanted to do something a bit more special,” Mr Hawli said.
“It was a long process — it took just under two years when it usually takes a year, but there was a lot of detail in this one.
“I hope the buyer will appreciate the hard work.”
The regal house, which faces Knox St, is just as extravagant on the inside as it is on the outside.
Marketed as “a luxurious and exquisite family jewel”, the property has multiple living zones include an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area, a sitting room that doubles as a music room, and a formal living room with a marble gas log fireplace.
The kitchen comes with Gaggenau appliances, swathes of Carrara marble, induction cooking, a Liebherr fridge and freezer, and a butler’s pantry.
The dining space connects to an alfresco area and pool.
The top floor is accessible via a lift or sweeping staircase, and is highlighted by a main bedroom retreat featuring a walk-in wardrobe, a marble and porcelain ensuite with freestanding bath, and an office.
The other four bedrooms also have walk-in wardrobes and access to ensuites.
The basement level boasts a four-car garage, gym, cellar, wet bar and deluxe tiered cinema.
Ray White Balwyn agent Helen Yan talked up the house’s “really good” features and materials, and its closeness to top schools including Camberwell Girls Grammar, Camberwell Grammar, Canterbury Girls’ Secondary College, Deepdene Primary School and Our Lady of Good Counsel Primary School.
“Buyers are looking in this area because of the schools,” Ms Yan said.
The property is being offered via an expressions of interest campaign.
Last year, a Toorak property resembling the White House also changed hands.
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