A refined, city laneway penthouse apartment with a surreal sense of garden sanctuary, this extraordinary, 4 bedroom + studio bedroom residence is like nothing you’ve ever encountered, as it delivers a luxurious, gallery-like experience suited to the most discerning of urban families. Constructed in 1886, Leicester House is a Heritage-listed example of what once made Melbourne marvellous and - courtesy of a landmark redevelopment - the home continues to celebrate Melbourne’s marvellousness in the 21st Century. This Penthouse, with towering 3.2 metre ceilings, an incredible connection to 3 outdoor living areas and all modern conveniences was added when the building was renovated in the late 1980s.
Organised over 4 spectacular and rambling levels, the home’s heart is its gourmet-quality and Miele-equipped kitchen / meals with stone benches, volumes of cabinetry and a wonderfully large pantry. Step up to an impressively proportioned dining and living room with a fully-equipped bar, wine cellar and a calming outdoor oasis, for your entertaining aspirations. Meanwhile, there is a formal lounge / library well-removed from the entertaining zones. At its top-level, the home’s crowning glory is another brilliant living room that is both adjacent to the study / possible 5th bedroom and opening out to one of the most captivating swimming pools in the CBD, for unparalleled outdoor living. Be it as an entertaining zone or as a retreat, this is divine decadence and the indoor-outdoor connection is without peer.
Perfect for the modern and growing family, there are 4 bathrooms and a powder room, as well as 2 secure basement parking spaces, video entry, state-of-the-art security and elevator access. Exhibiting a rare level of refinement, the home also reveals an almost endless selection of distinguishing additions, including a showpiece French Antique chandelier, a stunning Folko Kooper garden sculpture, exquisite European Oak flooring and incredible triple-lined silk curtains for privacy and insulation. Meanwhile, double-glazed windows, refrigerated cooling, heating, an alarm, network cabling throughout, and surround sound more than competently tend to some of the home’s key practical considerations.
Immerse yourself in Melbourne’s iconic laneway culture, just metres from its finest restaurants, great bars, shopping, all transport and a lifestyle you’ll never regret nor forget.