Straight to the pool room: Lavish Brighton pad for sale after reno
Two eras come together at this palatial Brighton mansion, featuring an indoor pool and spa ideal for Melbourne’s temperamental climate.
The original 1888 house at 8 Black St was totally renovated and extended by its sellers, who CoreLogic records show snapped up the sprawling 2072sq m property in late-2010 for $5.125 million.
They’re now selling it with $13-$14 million price hopes.
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Their overhaul was completed in 2014 and also involved installing a new roof, zoned airconditioning, a lift, and a literal pool room with walls of glass that bring the outdoors in.
The five-bedroom, five-bathroom residence’s 19th century beauty persists in marble fireplaces, timber cabinetry and decorative ceilings.
The 21st century shows itself in the vast open-plan living and dining room, featuring a kitchen with dark granite benchtops, a stone sink, and Capital and Miele appliances.
The old and new parts of the double-storey house are connected by a glazed hallway.
Buxton Brighton selling agent Halli Moore said the abode also offered “everything anyone needs to host a party”, notably Vintec wine fridges, an outdoor dishwasher and barbecue.
Brighton’s median sale price for houses was $2.3 million in 2018, the latest CoreLogic figures show.
A five-bedroom beachfront mansion at 39 Seacombe Grove has held the suburb’s residential record since 2015, at $22 million, with Shane Warne’s former 32 Middle Cres home not far behind at $18,888,888.
The Black St home’s expressions of interest campaign closes April 17.
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