A Mt Martha house designed by Andrew Norbury, the husband of Real Housewives of Melbourne star Lydia Schiavello, has hit the market with $5m-$5.5m price hopes.
The high-flying architect and property developer — who has appeared on the show alongside his wife — has an estimated net worth of $50m.
RT Edgar Peninsula director Vicki Sayers said the four-bedroom, 1986-built abode at 32-36 Osborne Drive was one of Mr Norbury’s earliest commissions.
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Named “Clovelly” and 200m from Hawker Beach, the 4871sq m property features a tennis court, orchard and third floor “lookout tower” with Port Phillip Bay views.
Ms Sayers said the owners were selling their holiday house due to their children growing up.
“It’s ideal for a buyer who wants a retreat from Melbourne, maybe someone who thought of Portsea or Sorrento but wants somewhere less busy than they have become now,” she said.
The gardens’ meandering paths, mature trees and vegetable beds offered “such a sense of privacy and tranquillity”.
“There has been two family weddings held in the grounds, which is really lovely,” she said.
Clovelly’s owners use the tower’s undercover veranda to watch fireworks in Melbourne and, as keen sailors, to check the weather conditions before heading to the nearby yacht club.
“There is a reading area on the level below the tower and you can sit there among the treetops and read,” Ms Sayers said.
The mid-century-style house’s large living space includes exposed beams, a vaulted ceiling and garden and tennis court views.
“Every aspect of the house looks out to greenery,” Ms Sayers said.
“To me, it has a vibe that’s a cross between an Alpine retreat and coastal architecture.”
The kitchen has been upgraded with stone benches, Miele appliances including two ovens and a warming drawer, and an Asko dishwasher.
Expressions of interest will close at 12pm on February 14.
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