3 Benson Avenue, Toorak
5 2 2
Reminiscent of the finest English country estate, this magnificent 1930s Arts and Crafts style five bedroom sandstone residence is wrapped within 987sqm (approx.) of beautifully landscaped north-facing grounds with a swimming pool in a quiet and exclusive pocket of Toorak.
Sympathetically extended by award-winning architect Allan Powell in 1997, the residence showcases superb original elegance, contemporary family liveability and expansive dimensions against a backdrop of romantic gardens.
Ornamental pear trees lining the western border create a private shield of greenery; while a sculptural Oak tree provides an umbrella of shade over the solar-heated swimming pool and rear terrace. Fragrant Buff Beauty climbing roses drape the rough-hewn Timboon sandstone façade with the gardens lush greenery counterbalanced against a patterned stonework driveway and fence.
The preservation of the home's superb craftsmanship and beautiful detail creates a backdrop of warmth and richness to the array of living areas which all open out to the superb and utterly private north-west entertaining terrace from a north-facing sitting room to a spacious dining room with adjoining kitchen and tranquil family room.
Five fitted bedrooms, including the main bedroom with walk-in robe and a beautiful marble finished en suite, and family bathroom are further supported by a study, children's study and computer room.
Comprehensive appointments include hydronic heating, split system air conditioning, guest powder room, functional open fireplaces and a double remote garage. Tatra takes pride of place in a premier address within close proximity to Scotch College, Lauriston, St Catherines, Kooyong Park, Robert Menzies Reserve, trams and the shopping villages of Malvern, Armadale and Toorak.