Rare slice of gated Portsea lifestyle at Delgany estate


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16 Armytage Drive, Portsea lies within castle-like Delgany estate.

A lavish apartment with access to a private terrace is a rare listing in a gated Portsea compound.

The 16 Armytage Drive home is one of just 33 residences in the Delgany estate, which comprises a 1920s castle-like main building and a series of newer homes.

The estate on 3.6ha has landscaped grounds with parklike gardens, outdoor heated pool and a communal gym.

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The apartment has an elegant living area.

The sleek, modern kitchen.

The apartment stands out with five bedrooms over two levels, with most of the properties smaller single-level homes of three or four bedrooms.

It also has four bathrooms and two parking spaces and comes with price hopes of $1.95-$2.15 million.

Only three apartments have fetched more than $2 million in the complex, with the highest sale of $2.5 million for the former dining room turned residence.

“The apartment is among the largest and has the main living area and the master bedroom on the same level,” One Agency Peninsula agent Lloyd Robinson said.

“It also has access to a wonderful and private terrace and lawned area.”

The main living and dining zone and master bedroom are on one level.

One of the five bedrooms.

It is spacious with 322sq m of luxury living spaces and is immediately across the road to the bay beach and also near the village and golf course.

The most recent sale in the complex was a three-bedroom apartment, which changed hands within its $1.78-$1.95 million price range. It is just among a handful located within the main sandstone castle building.

The castle was constructed in 1925 as the summer home for Harold Armytage and his sisters with a design by Harold Desbrowe Annear.

The building features parapets and towers with a mix of Gothic and medieval elements and has been extended and renovated over the years.

The apartment has access to a private lawned area.

Take a dip.

The median price for houses in Portsea was $2.175 million in the 12 months to June, according to CoreLogic.

There are not enough unit sales in the suburb to record a median price, with just 0.3 per cent of properties units and apartments.

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