A luxury lifestyle property that would not look out of place in the Tuscan hills of faraway Italy has been listed in Lysterfield.
The sprawling showpiece of just under 2ha cuts a fine figure at 4 Bergner Court, at the apex of the Carrington Estate that sparkles with multi-million dollar homes.
Aptly dubbed the jewel in the crown of this exclusive precinct in Melbourne’s outer east, this large home has beautifully landscaped gardens and amazing outdoor spaces.
The five-bedroom, the five-bathroom house showcases grand living and dining spaces, a media room, library/study, billiard/rumpus room, and a stone mantle fireplace.
A stunning provincial-style kitchen and loggia-style dining area with a soaring ceiling are outstanding features.
Grand staircases lead upstairs with a hotel-style main bedroom suite, huge dressing room and balconies.
The house opens up to several outdoor entertainment areas, with a travertine terrace that wraps around the home plus a luxury 25m pool with a swim-up bar, spa and a teppanyaki bar.
The magnificent estate also includes a double-storey traditional barn-style garage with a bathroom, a floodlit tennis court and manicured gardens.
“I sold the home to them 18 years ago and they went back to the original architect when they wanted to renovate and extend the property and add a pool.”
Many of the improvements have been in more recent years and the result is a home of the highest calibre at the prestige end of the market.
“I have never had such a listing in 33 years as an agent in the area,” Mr Wilson said.
“It certainly has the wow factor and is on the next level to other properties.”
The agency is well known for listing Lysterfield’s most prominent homes in the $3-$4 million price range.
“We have already had good enquiries with some buyers making second inspections, and we expect more from the print and online marketing campaigns,” Mr Wilson added.
“There has been interest from wealthy locals and from buyers closer to the city, and we expect some buyers might not know where Lysterfield is but they will after seeing this listing.”
The residential record sale price for the suburb is $5.63 million and is held by 670 Wellington Road, a Spanish villa-style home on 9.9ha that sold in late 2021.
The Bergner Court property has an $8-$8.5 million price guide and Mr Wilson expected a new owner to emerge for the property before the Expressions of Interest date.
“Residential lots this size are very rare and there is also the opportunity now, or in the future, for the buyers to subdivide two 5000m2 allotments off each side, subject to council approval,” Mr Wilson said.
“This property has been a labour of love by the owners, who have crafted a beautiful home.”