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Governor of Victoria’s Kew home sale tipped to top $4.5m

Winneke Kew

The Kew family home of the late Sir Henry Winneke, Governor of Victoria between 1974 and 1982, is currently taking expressions of interest, and is expected to sell for over $4.5million. Even in the prized suburb of Kew this would be a remarkable result, as the median price in the area is just below $2million. The home was, however, designed in 1890 by renowned late nineteenth / early twentieth century architect John Beswicke, the man also behind ‘Talana’ in Hawthorn East and nearby mansion ‘Rathgar’. The historic five-bedroom property has been home to the Winneke family for three generations and recently underwent a decade-long renovation process, meaning it now includes a first-floor master suite, sandstone terrace with solar-heated pool and double garage. View the property here.

Something to write home about: AusPost boss sells $7m Kew mansion


Australia Post boss and the country’s highest-paid public servant, Ahmed Fahour, has recently sold his six-bedroom mansion in one of Kew’s most prestigious addresses, Sackville Street. The Lebanese managing director and CEO of AusPost listed the property last August, and records show that it settled for over $7million. Having been built in 2006, the three-storey home sits on a double block with a court and pool included. It also features a self-contained cottage, spa, steam room, outdoor kitchen and championship tennis court. The property, sold through RT Edgar Toorak, is only the fifth to sell above $5million in the Kew area. The highest sale on record was for historic home La Verna for $12million. Meanwhile, it is reported that Ahmed Fahour and wife Dionnie have moved … Continue reading

World-class luxury is right on Kew


A spectacular new property in the affluent suburb of Kew in Victoria is now looking for expressions of interest. Conceived and created by Enzo Troiano, who heads his own boutique construction company in the area, the home is customised for maximum entertainment – and doesn’t go by half measures. For instance, the avant-garde design of the house includes a geometric staircase inspired by the Guggenheim, plus the building is sat on a 12-car subterranean garage with its own car wash, which in turn is next to a sound studio with deep pool viewing window, marble wet-bar, feature-lit stage, multi games room and cellar. There’s also cutting edge technology across the house including home automation and biometric fingerprint security technology. The property is being sold through RT Edgar … Continue reading

A standout ‘Victorie’ for $3.7mil+


‘Victorie’ is an exclusive, three-storey family residence where the finest luxuries are coupled with contemporary brilliance. Set high on a corner block, surrounded by manicured gardens, this new home has a commanding street presence. By Providence Properties, who have over 18 years’ experience in the industry, it boasts lift access, high ceilings, quality timber floors, wide hallways and spacious rooms, exceptional fixtures and fittings, formal living/dining, an open-plan zone, alfresco dining area, and a Miele kitchen, with marble benchtops and butler’s pantry. The Main bedroom features a dressing room and ensuite with bath and dual shower, upstairs is a retreat area and three more bedrooms, with walk-in wardrobes, while the fifth bedroom is downstairs. There are five bathrooms all together, as well as a study, … Continue reading

What’s behind this Victorian façade?


We’re told not to judge a book by the cover and the same is true of this house, behind a traditional Victorian façade sits a compelling, contemporary home created by Canny Builders. ‘Launceston’ is a spacious family home with outstanding modern features. Set in Kew, close to private schools, this generous family home has four or five bedrooms and three bathrooms.  Let the children have the run of the first floor with three bedrooms, a bathroom and retreat across that level. Relax in the master bedroom on the ground floor, with a walk-in-robe and ensuite. There’s certainly plenty of space for all with a music-room, a library or sunroom, dining and living areas. This state-of-the-art home flows effortlessly to indoor/outdoor living with an automated pool … Continue reading

On Your Bike with BKK architects & Creo Libera


BKK architects and Creo Libera join forces to bring you this idyllic, innovative brand new home overlooking Kew’s bike trail. Set across two levels, with plenty of peace and privacy, on 600 square metres, this dramatic three bedroom, two bathroom, home has stunning architectural angles and viewing decks that overlook the landscaped gardens. A handy walk to the Junction and shops, and with Melbourne’s tram a short walk away this home is in a convenient locale. With secluded decks for all the bedrooms, rumpus room, open-plan living room, an entertainer’s kitchen, guest powder room, and dramatic chalet-style ceilings, this home offers a brilliant lifestyle. Details include double-glazing, hydronic heating and remote DLUG.  With landscaped gardens and set in such a picturesque setting, step outside and … Continue reading

Secluded Kew sanctuary for $1.2 mil


A peaceful, secluded family sanctuary has come on the market in Kew. Set in a quiet parkland pocket, this single level home comes with designer style and a refined, contemporary look. Surrounded by parkland, you’d never realize how close to Kew’s fantastic schools, transport and High Street you are. This light-filled home has an estimated price around $1.2 million. The home consists of four bedrooms, two bathrooms and with a parent’s retreat and children’s wing, there’s room for all the family. Versatile open plan spaces with a lounge or office, family room and Ilve kitchen, capture views of the beautifully landscaped gardens. Details include hydronic heating, alarm, BBQ area and double garage. For auction on November 24th through Jellis Craig Hawthorn.

Edwardian family home, Kew, expecting $3 – $3.3 million


An iconic Edwardian family home has come on the market in one of Melbourne’s best private school areas – Kew.  With a price guide between $3 – $3.3million, it’s set on a substantial 1151 sqm allotment. This C1915 family home has six large bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms, so there’s plenty of room for all the family, with a mix of formal and casual entertaining areas. The home was recently renovated and extended, while preserving period features. It was in fact featured in Home Beautiful magazine soon after the renovation. Step in through the entrance hall to hardwood floors and 3.5 metre ceilings. The master bedroom comes with an ornate open fireplace and a bay window of leadlight, ensuite and walk-in-robe. Sit back by the limestone … Continue reading

Cape Cod in Kew expecting $2.8mil+


A sensational Cape Cod style family home has come on the market in Kew, Melbourne. Currently owned by Air China pilot Paul Lucas and his wife Andrea, this two-storey home is set on 1314sqm, and in the coveted Sackville Ward, an area prized among locals and expatriates for its proximity to excellent schools. A long driveway lined with silver birch trees leads to this elegant home. With beautiful formal rooms, north-facing living areas with views of the garden, study, spacious and sunny gourmet kitchen, opening to paved outdoor entertaining area and a solar-heated in-ground pool, retreat, main bedroom with walk-in robe and ensuite, plus a further four bedrooms. This home boasts timeless contemporary elegance. It will be auctioned on 20th October by Marshall White for … Continue reading

Setting a new standard in luxury


Well-respected and highly regarded local developer Mr Philip Wen has created another amazing masterpiece. Designed by Nicholas Day, this opulent home sits in the cream of Melbourne’s schooling in Kew. An enormous family abode with three sumptuous lift-accessed levels; Florence Avenue offers epic space, iconic luxury and unforgettable style. Step through the architecturally designed wrought iron front door to soaring 3.3 metre ceilings, imported oak, travertine and marble finishes. With formal living and dining, family living and dining, and a beautiful kitchen to die for with butler’s pantry, Lacanche ovens, fully integrated Miele appliances, stunning full stone feature wall and splash back. With 5/6 deluxe ensuited bedrooms this is a spacious family home. Step outside to the night-lit alfresco kitchen overlooking the salt-pool oasis. The … Continue reading