24 The Marlows
Agency: Abel McGrath
Contact: Simon McGrath on 0418 918 678
ELEVATED and offering fantastic views, The Marlows is the best street in Mt Claremont according to the owners of this magnificent home.
“Our home sits high with views to Bold Park, the city and the new Christ Church playing fields,” they said.
“John XXIII sits at the end of the street with stairs down to the school.
“Apart from the expansive views, the attraction of this elevated, tree-lined, paved cul-de-sac is that houses are built on one side of the street with the other side being grassed so that the view can never be built out.
“All houses in the street have been individually designed and are all on exceptionally large blocks of land ranging from 1100sq m to 2000sq m.”
The owners bought the home in 2010 and gave it an extensive renovation in 2012/13.
It has a majestic presence, with a sweeping, travertine-tiled staircase leading past the landscaped gardens to a stone-clad portico.
Double front doors lead into the spacious ground floor which includes a study with views over Bold Park and guest wing with king-sized bedroom with walk-in robe, ensuite and powder room.
There is no shortage of living spaces with a formal living and dining area with fireplace, theatre room, games room and open-plan family/meals/kitchen area.
The French provincial-style kitchen has timber and glass-fronted cabinetry, granite benchtops and integrated Miele appliances.
A key feature of the home is a stunning conservatory that was added during the renovations.
It includes a kitchen, dining area and sitting area with feature stone fireplace.
Walls of glass look out to the gorgeous gardens with mature trees, hedges, manicured lawns, rose arbour and a large solar-heated pool.
“The addition to the house gave us an outdoor kitchen but with the comforts of it being air conditioned or heated if we chose,” the owners said.
“This is where we spend most of our leisure time as it has views over the garden and pool.
“When we bought the house our children were younger and as they grew up it gave us the opportunity to come together but also gave them their space to entertain their friends as there are numerous living and entertainment areas along with the large swimming pool.”
The family sleeping accommodation is on the first floor.
The master suite is a fantastic retreat for parents with a study, sitting area, walk-in robe, ensuite with a bath and huge bedroom with balcony access.
There are four more bedrooms with built-in robes, the family bathroom and an activity area on this floor.
The home is on a 1110sq m block.
The owners said the neighbourhood was quiet and family oriented.
“There is interaction between neighbours and a cul-de-sac party that is arranged each year,” they said.
The owners are downsizing now that their children have completed university.