Magnificent Park Orchards home a luxurious lifestyle offering
Dirlton Crescent gem sparkles with exquisite craftsmanship and European antiques
A landmark mansion is set to change hands in exclusive Park Orchards.
The bespoke four-bedroom plus study home is nestled on secluded grounds of more than 0.6ha and combines grandeur and elegance.
The owners spent considerable time and money on the design and craftsmanship, including the use of the finest materials sourced internationally, Mr Politis said.
“Nothing of such significance has come on the market in Park Orchards because the owners of such prestige homes tend to hold on to them for a long time.”
“The owner wanted to create a dream home that was homely yet spectacular, and the family has enjoyed the lifestyle and community feel of the suburb,” he added.
Park Orchards, which lies in the Manningham council region, is one of the most sought-after suburbs among homebuyers, according to realestate.com.au data on views per listing in 2020.
Together with the Mornington Peninsula, Montmorency and Ferntree Gully, the suburb has become sought-after as the pandemic and lockdowns pushed buyers to seek sea and tree change areas.
Mr Politis noted potential buyers have been “astounded by the design and quality of the home and the attention to detail” plus its location.
The street is also home to many prestige properties and is touted as the best in the suburb.
Crafted by award-winning Kokoda Property, the mansion is inspired by the classic English architecture of the Cotswolds.
Front gates open to a circular driveway and a fountain, which lead to the European-style manor that displays terracotta roof tiles that once sheltered an ancient monastery. Step inside the Stuart Rattle-designed interior and discover an opulent formal lounge and dining area with vaulted ceiling, European antiques, and century-old materials including an ancient limestone fireplace.
The free-flowing floorplan has indoor rooms spilling out to the outdoors, poolside and the stunning gardens.
Forming the heart of the home, an open-plan living zone is enhanced by a fireplace, Callacatta marble kitchen with a Lacanche oven, and a large dining domain.
For accommodation, there are spacious bedrooms and ensuites, including the hotel-style parents’ zone featuring a deluxe vaulted ceiling dressing room and majestic marble ensuite with a 200-year-old Italian bath.
French doors open to a delightful outdoor entertaining zone looking onto the swimming pool and pool house, manicured lawns and well-maintained gardens.