A karaoke bar, gaming lounge, golf course simulator, 20-seat cinema, indoor pool, resort-style backyard — you name it, this Balwyn North beauty has it.
Perhaps Australia’s best entertainer’s home, the eight-bedroom, eight-bathroom mansion is being sold fully decked out with up to $700,000 worth of furnishings and equipment.
Builder and seller Mark, director of MJ Building Group, is also throwing in the $30,000 of alcohol stocked in 12 Agnes Ave’s multiple bars.
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The luxury pad has a $7.7-$8.2 million asking price — and Mark, who didn’t want his surname published, reckons that’s pretty good value considering “you’re not buying a home, you’re buying a lifestyle”.
A kitted-out mansion like this would also cost a buyer up to $18 million in Toorak, he said.
Mark has been building houses for 20 years and says this is easily “the best of the lot”.
He’d know better than most — he said his own house was packed with all these features and more.
“We learned, from living at this level, what people want,” he said.
“This house is really big and grand. We’ve pushed the envelope.”
Set on a 1012sq m block and behind an imposing columned facade, the house offers almost 1500sq m of internal living space over three storeys, each connected by a lift.
Much of the fun centres on the basement level — home to the Gold Class-style cinema with a starlight ceiling and a large entertainment lounge with a golf simulator, karaoke stage, bar and mini casino.
There’s also a 12-car basement garage.
The ground floor features a dramatic entrance foyer, an indoor pool, a marble Miele kitchen, and multiple living areas including a dedicated music room with a piano and bass violin.
It opens out to a backyard with a row of deck chairs you’d expect to find in a resort.
The pick of the bedrooms is a palatial master containing two ensuites with freestanding baths, two dressing rooms and a balcony with a hot tub.
An interior designer was brought in to create the opulent look.
Mark said his builds typically targeted wealthy overseas buyers seeking Melbourne residences, and were normally sold quietly off-market.
Ray White Balwyn director Helen Yan said the property was “No. 1 in the Balwyn North area” for luxury and sheer number of features.
She said houses were rarely offered fully furnished to this level, and expected Asian and local family buyers to pursue it.