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Dreams can come true: Six stunning properties to call your "forever home"

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11 January 2022
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Live up a grand entertaining lifestyle with these show-stopping properties

Dream homes can be found in every suburb across Melbourne, from the inner city and outer suburbs to the coast and city fringe. Here are a selection of standout properties listed by Barry Plant offices, all are suited for a variety of lifestyle choices and offer a touch of luxury and quality. Check them out and maybe a move and change of scenery are on the cards for you and the family.

10 Summerhill Road, Templestowe


This home on almost 4000sq m has a stunning natural setting and beautiful landscaped grounds. The six-bedroom, five-bathroom house is perfect for luxury family living and entertaining.

Its 100 squares of living are complemented by breathtaking views from its location on one of the highest spots in Templestowe. A country lane-like road leads to this property that offers an array of indoor and outdoor living spaces ideal for entertaining, recreation and relaxation.

The tri-level floorplan features bathrooms with marble, separate parents and children’s zones, a home office and a stunning marble kitchen with butler’s pantry.

There are also fireplaces, a gym, a theatre room with a bar, 3,500-bottle cellar and bi-fold doors that connect to multiple outdoor entertaining areas and beyond to a pool and tennis court. The property is touted as among the best to be listed in recent years in the coveted suburb.

Contact: Spiros Drossos, Barry Plant Doncaster East, on 0425 709 479, or Theo Politis on 0415 030 088 or 9842 8888

94 Mclennans Road, Plenty


Sprawled across a block of more than 7000sq m is this exceptional property, which delivers resort-style living, entertaining and indulgent family living. The luxurious six-bedroom residence is well crafted and spacious and is nestled amid idyllic grounds.

The porch and foyer are a grand introduction to the immaculately presented interiors that features spacious living and dining zones and a stylish kitchen. Formal and casual entertaining options are easy with quality kitchen appliances, ample cabinetry and a walk-in pantry.

The bedrooms are zoned and the two-level floorplan offers flexibility and includes a home office and study. On the lower level are a fully equipped gym, eight-person Swedish sauna and a huge rumpus or home theatre with a bar.

Outside is a large alfresco zone, solar-heated pool and an in-ground trampoline. The property enjoys treetop views and has a footpath running along the creek and numerous vantage points to enjoy the scenery.

Contact: Walter Ortner, Barry Plant Macleod, 0412 371 899 or 9432 9919

36-38 South Valley Road, Park Orchards


‘Terra Murus’ raises the bar on high-end living with its integration of state-of-the-art technology, impressive appliances and fittings, craftsmanship and cutting-edge design. It beautifully balances contrasting textures and finishes in a setting of breathtaking gardens on a serene block. Rammed earth walls connect the home to its natural environment, with extensive glass walls framing garden outlooks.

This four-bedroom haven has multiple living and entertaining zones and features stylish spotted gum timber floors, a Fireorb fireplace, a fully-appointed media room and a stunning L-shaped deck.

The magnificent kitchen is the centrepiece inside and includes slabs of marble, Gaggenau appliances and an island breakfast bench. The picture-perfect living zone extends to the landscaped grounds, swimming pool and synthetic grass basketball half-court.

For motor enthusiasts, there is a four-car garage with an additional workshop and access to a separate dressing room, second garage and more car spaces.

Contact: Theo Politis, Barry Plant Doncaster East, on 0415 030 088, or Belinda McDiarmid, or 0431 287 117 or 9842 8888

8 Brodrick Road, Macclesfield


`Benbullen’ is a gorgeous property with a picturesque setting that will captivate and impress with views to the Dandenong and Warburton Ranges. This country estate on more than 8ha has everything a family would want and also offers plenty for the equestrian enthusiast and car hobbyist.

The residence has two levels with spacious interiors for comfortable extended family living arrangements with a self-contained zone. The French provincial-style kitchen is ideal for those who love to entertain and has quality appliances and granite benchtops. A grand lounge area with a cathedral ceiling and an open fireplace complements the family dining zone.

An indoor pool and Jacuzzi flow out to a large deck to enjoy a barbecue and catch the setting sun over Mt Dandenong. There is also a built-in wet bar area with a sink, fridge and washing machine. The lifestyle property features numerous paddocks, stables, sheds, a new dam and an array of outdoor amenities such as garages and carports.

Contact: Justin Barrot, Barry Plant Emerald, 0438 683 781 or Gayle Barrot, 0408 195 767 or 5968 4522

1/10 Wattle Avenue, Beaumaris


This beautifully presented house sits elegantly and privately in the heart of the bayside suburb. The front features an established garden, with the entrance highlighted by polished marble floors, ample natural light and high windows.

The interiors include a front living zone with a fireplace and garden outlooks, an open-plan kitchen and dining area with Tasmanian oak flooring and a family room. The kitchen has polished granite benchtops, a large pantry and quality appliances. The main bedroom enjoys a walk-in wardrobe and a well-designed ensuite.

A wrought-iron balustrade leads up to a large living area and three bedrooms here each have built-in wardrobes and treetop views. The stunning paved alfresco dining and entertaining area have a retractable awning for comfortable outdoor entertaining and relaxation. Mod cons range from ducted gas heating, evaporative cooling, split-system airconditioning plus ducted vacuuming, alarm system and intercom.

Close by to the vibrant Concourse shopping village, this property is zoned to several good schools and the beach is within easy access.

Contact: Eva Cumming, Barry Plant Mentone-Cheltenham, 0400 955 184, or Chris Kavanagh, 0432 824 448.

7 Brindabella Point, Safety Beach


An indulgent waterfront lifestyle is to be enjoyed with this superb four-bedroom house in sought-after Martha Cove on the Mornington Peninsula. A life of leisure and luxury is assured with this beautifully crafted home set behind gardens and stunning surroundings.

It features a flowing floorplan with views of the stunning waterside position. Set on the ground level is a lounge with a fireplace and a large dining area, while the upstairs living flows out to a balcony looking over the water.

The main bedroom suite is luxurious and two more bedrooms have walk-in wardrobes and share a stylish bathroom. The ground floor guest room has an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe.

Included are a study, outdoor shower, outdoor powder room, alfresco terrace, heated inground pool and steps that lead to a 14m boat berth. The home’s impressive finishes range from beautiful oak floors to stone benchtops, while the stylish kitchen has matt black cabinetry, a walk-in pantry and a hidden preparation pantry.

Contact: Chris Berryman, Barry Plant Mornington, at 0439 313 175, or Danae Eden, 0419 859 868 or 5975 4999

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