Templestowe’s top end: properties battle to set 2019 benchmark
Two huge Templestowe properties boasting very different styles are racing to smash the suburb’s record sale price this year.
A lifestyle property at 332-334 Church Rd with Mediterranean-style gardens and marvellous modern interiors is for sale with a $4.995 million asking price.
But it’s up against a nearby towering mansion, with an indoor pool and seven-car garage at 16 Bamfield Close.
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The exotic property was put on the market just two weeks earlier with an eye-watering $5.5 million-$5,988,888 price guide.
While the grand property makes quite the statement, the Christopher Elliot design on Church Rd also started its campaign with strong interest.
Jellis Craig Doncaster director Dallas Taylor said five people were registered to inspect the property before the listing even went public.
He said the vendors had put attention to detail into their recent renovation and integrated cabinetry throughout the house was just one of the high-end, customised features.
“This house has a very particular design that takes it to another level that I haven’t seen for a very long time,” Mr Taylor said.
“It’s also a very deceiving home, because when driving past you can’t see anything from the street.”
Set down a long driveway, the five-bedroom house features a 2000-bottle wine cellar, a lavish main bedroom, home theatre and three marble bathrooms.
Outside, vine-clad columns surround a pool. There are also sprawling manicured gardens, a covered outdoor barbecue zone, fire pit and a tennis court.
Bamfield Close has a much bolder street presence, and Eview agent Ange Lagogiannis said no expense was spared in the build.
“If you were to go to Warrandyte and copy that home, (in) today’s money it would cost between $12-$15 million, roughly,” Mr Lagogiannis said.
“It’s a little bit dated, but it’s liveable — just a taste, everyone’s got different taste.”
Marble bathrooms, a sauna, sweeping staircases, multiple balconies and a wet bar are among the many features at the house.
Established palms and flowering fruit trees also flank a tennis court.
But neither house compares to the $7.2 million spent on 327-329 Church Rd, which set the suburb’s record in 2006, according to CoreLogic.
Both properties are for private sale.
— with Jack Boronovskis
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