A “palatial” Glenroy mansion featuring a cinema, wine cellar, pool and kitchen fitted with $135,000 worth of appliances is poised to shatter the suburb’s record price by at least $1m.
The three-storey house at 3-5 Liza Court, in the Merri-bek (previously Moreland) Council municipality, has a $2.88m-$3.16m price guide.
The area’s $1.9m house price record was set by 51 Farview St earlier this year, a figure $980,000 below the Liza Court property’s lower asking range.
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The 2005-built home, set on 790sq m next to the Northern Golf Course, is being sold via expressions of interest.
Eview Group C+M Residential director Claudio Cuomo described the 938 sqm mansion as“the largest and most significant property” ever put up for sale in Glenroy.
“It’s the largest house in the area that I have seen offered to the market,” Mr Cuomo said.
“It’s quite a grand home and quite palatial.
“The owner purchased two blocks side-by-side with the vision to create something quite special.”
The five-bedroom house includes a ground-level home cinema, cellar with wine tasting room, and an upstairs games room and retreat including a balcony and powder room.
In the kitchen, a Gaggenau gas burner cooktop, grill, boiler with tap, oven and coffee machine sit alongside a Miele microwave and integrated dishwasher, granite benchtops, island bench, butler’s pantry and porcelain tiles imported from Italy.
“There was about $135,000 worth of appliances installed in the kitchen when it was first built,” Mr Cuomo said.
“It’s like a semi-professional kitchen in there.”
A second open plan sunken formal dining and living area also boasts a gas log fireplace.
The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and balcony, along with four other bathrooms.
A covered alfresco area contains an in-ground pool and spa, built-in barbecue, sink and pizza oven, plus a separate bathroom with shower, single vanity and toilet conveniently located nearby.
Mr Cuomo said the house had served as the owner’s entertaining hub until their children grew up.
“I’d say you could entertain in excess of 200 guests very, very comfortably because of the size of the property,” he said.
The vendors made the hard decision to sell because the house had become too large for them now their children have moved out, Mr Cuomo said.
The owners have updated the mansion this year by refurbishing the cinema, adding new window furnishings and a new pool and spa pump system, resealing bluestone pavers and refreshing the garden’s landscaping.
Expressions of interest will close at 1.30pm on December 7.
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