Plenty house for sale with garage of blokes’ dreams


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Angela and David Lento show off the main garage at their Plenty home — aka Mr Lento’s “pride and joy”. Picture: Ian Currie

Motorheads have the opportunity to drive away with a Plenty house boasting one of Melbourne’s best garages.

The souped-up space contains a hoist, workshop and room for a dozen cars, and is complimented by a smaller second garage at the 12 Blackwood Grove property.

With the four-bedroom house on the market for $2.95-$3.245 million, the special feature has already been a major drawcard for certain prospective buyers.

“Blokes are going through saying, ‘it’s a dream come true’,” Morrison Kleeman director Rocco Montanaro said.

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The resort-style 12 Blackwood Grove, Plenty has a $2.95-$3.245 million price guide.

The pick of the home’s two garages.

David Lento, owner of Calibre Built Developments, and his interior designer wife Angela built the double-storey pad six years ago for them and their two sons.

The main garage has since been Mr Lento’s “pride and joy”, where he’s held and tinkered with his rotating collection of vehicles.

He said he’d kept as many as 12 cars at once in the space. But it currently houses three special ones — a Corvette Z06, a Nissan GTR and classic 1968 Camaro SS — as well as his dirt bike and his kids’ racing bikes.

“I’ve always liked my cars,” Mr Lento said.

“Even when I was younger, all my mates were going clubbing while I was spending my money on cars.”

The garage has a hoist, workshop and space for a dozen cars. Picture: Ian Currie

One of the living areas inside the house.

Interior designer Ms Lento worked her magic on the home.

The builder-by-trade said he planned to create a basement garage, with just as much room and as many toys, at his next home.

Ms Lento said she’d loved entertaining at the resort-style residence, which offers seamless indoor-outdoor living plus a pool, spa and pool house with a Teppanyaki plate on its 4100sq m grounds.

Mr Montanaro said Plenty was developing into “the Toorak of the north”, with a series of huge homes springing up across the leafy outer suburb.

The home cinema.

The house features four bedrooms.

This one was hi-tech and expertly built to feature commercial-grade airconditioning and double-glazed windows offering pool views from almost every room, he said.

A theatre room, gym, home office, rumpus with a bar and an upstairs retreat join the main open-plan living, dining and kitchen zone on the large floorplan.

The property’s expressions of interest campaign closes August 13.

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