18 Stanley Street Brighton


Invermay, Circa 1890

One of Bayside's most notable estates, Invermay is cradled within magnificent 1616sqm (Approx.) grounds and is one of Melbourne's finest examples of a towered Victorian residence with flamboyant Queen Anne Style.
Beautifully preserved, today Invermay showcases the grandest of proportions, spectacular original elegance and a carefully considered renovation that opens the interior to the north-facing entertainer's garden with a swimming pool and spa.
Craftsman built in 1890 by noteworthy architect Phillip Treeby, who designed many buildings in Brighton including ES&AC Bank branch in Bay Street, parts of Brighton Grammar School and Norwood mansion, as a statement of prestige for Scottish born businessman Andrew Shaw, the beautifully preserved interior is filled with irreplaceable artisan detail and decoration.
The grand reception foyer hosts the finest display with stained glass windows soaring two storys high and a handsome timber staircase that reflects the home's stature and strength.
The foyer connects beautiful original reception rooms with the light-filled renovation where relaxed family living comes into play. A living room, informal dining room and striking granite kitchen with a long island bench and full suite of appointments all connect to the garden through a series of French doors and lead through to dynamic polished concrete floored conservatory with three integrated study stations and most spectacularly, two walls of floor-to-ceiling glass that slide back to merge with the northern poolside terrace with integrated barbecue, outdoor shower and bathroom facilities.
Four luxuriously large bedrooms include the palatial main bedroom suite with a dressing room, double shower en suite and private north-facing lounge with a study area complemented by a large period-style main bathroom with a clawfoot bath and ground-floor guest powder room.
From the first floor, stairs lead up to the tower with elevated views, that makes this home so unique and special.
Invermay has been sympathetically updated to integrate modern conveniences from a large double remote garage with internal access to reverse-cycle ducted heating/cooling, hydronic heating, huge cellar room, integrated speakers, 10,000 litres of water storage, solar boosted hot water, back-to-base security system, gas and solar heated swimming pool and spa, and electric gates alongside original Baltic floorboards and functional fireplaces.
Invermay is beautifully located in the heart of Brighton, just ten kilometres from Melbourne's CBD, and within close proximity to leading private schools, vibrant Church Street cafes, Dendy Village, parkland and golf courses, and within easy reach of Brighton's famous beachfront and represents a rare opportunity to secure both a magnificent family home and a piece of Melbourne's architectural history.

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18 Stanley Street
Brighton VIC 3186

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