If you were to browse the Design section of BH right now, you’ll notice that the majority of recent articles – both within and outside of our ongoing On The Market Series – have a certain running theme going on: size, excess, and geographical locations that are damn near impossible to match. This week, however, we turn our attention to a more understated domestic property at 18 Macgregor avenue in Portsea, Victoria which is arguably of the same calibre.
Often referred to as one of Portsea’s very finest generational homes, 18 Macgregor avenue was designed by the inspired mind of legendary Australian architect, Guilford Bell. Naturally, residents have endeavoured to “respectfully” preserve such a prized beauty with “thoughtful improvements” as well as “exquisite style” from award-winning interior and landscape design talents.
Hidden away from the street behind farm gates and a white pebble drive, you’ll find the main house situated on an elevated allotment offering approximately 3,000 square metres of land; and only a few short minutes of a walk away from Shelley Beach.
Entering through the internal courtyard and past the threshold, inside, you’ll find a tasteful balance between classic beach pad and activated modern space with all the necessities – 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, expansive open living space, and completely fitted kitchen.
For the occasions where you find yourself hosting friends and family, there’ll surely be zero complaints given the availability of a simply marvellous guest house overlooking the lawn, pool, pool house pavilion, and our personal favourite, the sunken lounge. In terms of the guest house, this fully-equipped and self-contained section of the property features its own open living space with a fireplace galley-style kitchenette and a bedroom + ensuite.
Check out 18 Macgregor Avenue in Portsea, Victoria below.