44 Mary Street,
St Kilda West, VIC
Be part of history in one of St Kilda West’s most eliteCraftsman built in 1904, this enchanting heritage masterpiece showcases refined designer sophistication and impeccable artisan detail evocative of early 1900’s elegance and grandeur. Commanding a significant corner position on an allotment of approx. 682sqm this regal family manor spans over two palatial levels of unsurpassed timeless luxury with a commitment to quality and attention to detail. A rare opportunity to secure a piece of Melbourne's architectural history and one of St Kilda Wests’ most elite properties.
Concealed by private hedging and classic brickwork, open the security gate to picturesque forecourt vistas of the exquisitely landscaped garden and tessellated porch. Be overcome by opulence as you step into the entrance foyer with bespoke leadlight panelling, original Tasmanian pine flooring and dramatic high ceilings. Original and fully-intact, ornate Victorian ceiling details grace the foyer and adjacent formal dining and sitting rooms complete with crystal chandeliers’, bay window, 12ft fireplaces’ and signature William Morris wallpaper.
Grand central hall follows generously proportioned bedroom with iron fireplace, BIR and bookshelf. Bathroom with indulgent claw foot bath, large shower and detached laundry. Executive study adjoins glamorous sun-lit Master Suite with bay window seating, original fireplace and walk-through-robe into ensuite featuring his and hers marble vanities.
Deluxe Italian marble kitchen with 6-seat island breakfast bar; appointed with dishwasher and SMEG oven. Hidden trap-door reveals cellar with wine rack and storage. Spacious open-plan family living area with Jetmaster fireplace, feature skylights and custom bench seating. Retractable bi-fold doors open out onto entertainers’ deck with heated swimming pool/spa. Direct access to garage and tranquil side courtyard.
Unique first-floor extension was completed by famous eccentric architect H.V Gillespie who worked on landmark designs including The George Hotel. Exquisitely restored timber staircase leads to majestic upstairs retreat with expansive multiuse living/rumpus zone showcasing intricate ceiling detail and circular bench seating.
Completing the level, a further two full bedrooms with BIR, powder room and bathroom. Additional luxuries include secure garage, intercom, solar panels, hydronic heating and split system heating/cooling. With a highly distinctive street presence the allure of this one of a kind family home is matched only by its premier St Kilda West address, just 400m to the foreshore and minutes’ walk to renowned shopping and eateries. 44 Mary Street is ready for you to create your own legacy and be part of history.