City living has its fair share of conveniences, but there’s nothing like a lungful of clean country air to remind you there’s more to life than the hustle and bustle of the big smoke. If you’re considering something of a tree change, without sacrificing a single creature’s comfort, then there’s a lot to like about 3530 Frankston Flinders Road, Merricks, which has recently hit the market for $14 million.
Located just five minutes from Merricks beach and less than 90 minutes behind the wheel from Melbourne’s CBD, this new build offers pretty much everything you could hope for in a calm country estate. Featuring five bedrooms, five bathrooms and space for a trio of your favourite cars, the compound was constructed recently by award-winning builders Swell Building Group in an open plan design that reminds you of an alpine villa.
The main residence features a contemporary set of finishings including different tones of exposed timber, concreted chimneys, steeply sloped roofs and enormous floor-to-ceiling windows, which the architects have executed immaculately. Likewise, the gardens surrounding the home were created by the celebrated Nathan Burkett landscape architecture firm, which is presentably clipped and blend nicely into the surrounding trees and bushland.
The floorplan of the home takes the shape of a capital “H” that sees the main entrance opening directly onto an expansive kitchen, dining and lounge space, with two wings that extend in opposite directions. Beyond the living and dining space is a large veranda area for enjoying a meal with friends or family outside, which in turn leads to the attractively tiled west-facing infinity pool and spa. It doesn’t take much imagination to see it as the perfect spot to watch the sun dip behind the gum trees.
In the left-hand wing of the residence, you’ll find some of the amenities on offer, which include a golf simulator, garage and retreat space, while the home cinema is adjacent to the living room. In the right-hand wing, you’ll find the rest of the bedrooms, including the sunset views of the master bedroom which would be spectacular on the right evening.
Separate to the main residence is something of a personal wellness centre, in a self-contained building that boasts a full-sized gym, yoga studio and even a sauna, so you’re able to keep yourself in tip-top shape no matter the season. Not far from the gym building and overlooking the picturesque dam is a competition-size tennis court, with a lush-looking grass surface.
The property was last sold in 2020 for a modest $1.8 million, so the current asking price of $14 million speaks to the no-expense-spared approach to the construction of the entirely new family home. The property spans a grand 38,040 square meters, confirming its status as one of the Mornington Peninsula’s best new builds.
Recently listed, 3530 Frankston Flinders Road, Merricks, is represented by the team at White Fox Real Estate, and is currently seeking expressions of interest.