COMBE MARTINCombe Martin one of Mornington's most striking and recognisable beach front mansions exudes the architectural expression of a more genteel old-world era. Set on approximately 1/2 acre overlooking Mills Beach, this remarkable residence was specifically
built to symbolize the refined elegance of English workmanship. The Property features approximately 70 squares of luxury living, exquisite glass, marble and wood finishes throughout, bespoke modern kitchen and bathrooms. Combe Martin, 'an appreciation of the quality, time and effort that has gone into the execution of this seaside marvel combines history, grandeur and elegance with the Esplanade's very best address'.
Combe Martin was built over a three year period 1936-1939 for Mrs. Emily Ruwolt whose husband Charles established the large Vickers Ruwolt Engineering business in Victoria Street, Richmond. The Stained Glass Window in the stairwell depicts Charles Ruwolt as a young man working within his businesses foundry. The property is named after the seaside village hamlet in North Devon, England the birthplace of Mrs. Ruwolt. Combe Martin is an Old English or neo Tudor style clinker brick and shingle-tiled house, with important garden fences and paving.
-A superb gentleman's mahogany library or home office with its own entrance and fireplace with wonderful garden vista and bay views.
-A series of grand formal rooms with towering ceiling include a vast lounge with French doors leading into dining.
-Mahogany timber panelling throughout.
-Breakfast and sun rooms with a spacious family and meals areas and a granite-topped kitchen with a butler's pantry that was once the private kitchen of the lady of the house.
-An enormous three tiered Cedar staircase features a superb stained-glass window.
-A master bedroom with fitted walk in robe, a sumptuous en-suite and retreat lounge with more panoramic views of the bay through double-glazed windows.
-Four bedrooms and bathroom make up the second level.
-Panoramic views of the bay through double-glazed windows.
-First class Billiards Room measuring 32sqm. with intricate marble open fireplace, Blackwood and mahogany panelling below soaring ceiling cross beams.
-A separate temperature controlled wine store next to the gymnasium with adjoining shower room, guest bedroom and laundry room completes the extensive ground floor layout.
-Established gardens with classically themed planting and landscaping showing house exterior detail. Only a pleasant stroll to the cafes and restaurants of Main Street and less than an hour from the city centre, the magnificent residence also includes a powder room, housekeeper's key room with more than 100 keys for all the various doors and cabinets throughout the home, ducted heating, a security system and two double garages accessed by a front or rear driveway.