• Steeped in history & filled with charm
• One of Brighton’s first homes
• Prestigious golden mile address
• Self-contained guest level
• Heated pool & spa
• 2 kitchens plus butler’s pantry
• Roof-top viewing area
Bonleigh is a historically significant beachside mansion perfectly located in an exclusive enclave on Brighton’s Golden Mile.
Designed by the architect of the Supreme Court of Victoria, A.L. Smith, in 1860 and recorded as one of Brighton’s first homes, every room has been carefully restored and enhanced with subtle contemporary features.
Listed on the University of Melbourne’s database of Melbourne Mansions, the property once sat on 5 acres of grounds in 1851 and was part of the initial crown grant in the formation of Victoria.
There are two magnificent light-filled dining and living rooms on either side of large impressive entrance hall. Also on this level is a large office; a combined kitchen family room area which opens on to the gardens and an exquisitely tiled pool shaded by a rare old Chinese Ginko tree.
Upstairs there are two bedroom wings, one incorporating a small kitchen, 2 bedrooms; a bathroom with its own private entry and a large covered veranda overlooking the pool and flowering gardens below.
The second bedroom wing includes a large master suite with open plan en suite and dressing room beside two guest bedrooms and another bathroom. From this wing there is access to the Westerly colonnaded terrace facing the bay and a rooftop viewing deck.
Wonderful features of Bonleigh include a soaring nine-metre high entry foyer; leadlight crests; classic French doors and marble fireplaces; Regency-style chandeliers; carefully sourced antique lights and fittings; a magnificent cedar staircase; remote-control architectural gates; back to base closed-circuit TV security system; hydronic heating; reverse cycle air-conditioning; three car spaces with automatic awnings; a poolside powder room and a cellar and butlers pantry.
Combined with a world class address just metres from direct beach access, private schools and nearby shops the lifestyle this location offers is second to none and an inspection of this beautiful home is highly recommended.
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To arrange an viewing please call Nicolette van Wijngaarden at Unique Estates on +61 (0)411 144 877.