When it comes to Melbourne’s best addresses, you’ve likely gotten used to seeing the same suburbs of Toorak, Kooyong and Brighton. Despite the fact that all of Melbourne’s most affluent suburbs are nestled on the southern side of the Yarra River, there are indeed some gems hidden away in the north. One of those is 19-21 Riverside Road, Ivanhoe, tucked in on the northern bank of the Yarra, and inspired by one of architecture’s greatest minds in Frank Lloyd Wright.
Ivanhoe is one of the leafiest and most relaxed suburbs in Melbourne’s inner north, located about 7kms from the CBD and also the area where Cate Blanchett grew up. Within the greenhouse calm of the riverside suburb, 9-21 Riverside Road, Ivanhoe, is a particularly tranquil property, meeting the bank of the Yarra at one end of the heavily vegetated property.
The land covers an impressive 5,832 sqm, complete with a boat ramp into the river, a long sweeping driveway and carefully planned gardens (with fully automated irrigation systems) that cascade the length of the property to the Yarra. The home itself covers 1,500 sqm over its quartet of levels and terraces, and was built as a direct homage to the legendary Fallingwater dwelling designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.
The dwelling features five bedrooms and five bathrooms, as well as boasting enough space for any serious car collector with a full ten-car garage. Built on the hill of the riverbank, it includes four distinct levels, each with its own light-filled rooms, breath-taking views and access via a central glass lift.
As well as presenting the perfect space for a growing family, it could easily be the venue for some of Melbourne’s greatest parties, with ample space for event scale entertaining. With a large chef’s kitchen, rooftop terrace with views of Melbourne’s CBD and built-in cellar, there’s likely no better place in the area to enjoy the company of friends.
In addition to the impressive entertaining spaces, the home also offers more than its fair share of creature comforts, including a tennis court, movie lounge that doubles as a golf simulator, spa, steam room and of course a gym. Outside, the infinity pool overlooks the tennis court and the banks of the Yarra itself, offering the perfect spot to unwind after a long day at the office.
Truly, 19-21 Riverside Road, Ivanhoe, represents a gem in the crown of Melbourne’s north. Conveniently located to the CBD, shops and schools, it also serves up the ultimate in seclusion and privacy, surrounded by gum trees and the mighty Yarra.
The property is currently listed by Prestige Homes of Australia, with an asking range of between $10.5m and $11.5m, with expressions of interest closing tomorrow on the 17th of March.