We’re happy to admit it. From a single glance at the exterior of 7 Martin Street, Brighton, you might not think there was anything particularly special about it — apart from the impressive size of the grounds and garden, of course.
However, this two-story residence from the 1920s — known as Anthos — is offering its next owner the chance to enjoy a veritable time capsule of old-world glamour. From the double-height foyer and wrap-around staircase to original chandeliers and marble fireplaces, there’s a rare charm to this property that’s only made all the more compelling thanks to its location: just a hundred meters from the lapping waters of Port Phillip Bay.
Boasting a north-facing orientation and a block that spans an eye-widening total of 2,520m², the home itself enjoys five bedrooms and three bathrooms, as well as ample space to park a fleet of half a dozen cars. In addition to a yard with gardens and a lawn large enough to host the world’s greatest games of Christmas Day cricket, there’s also a competition-sized grass tennis court to sharpen up your backhand slice when you’ve got a spare afternoon.
Inside, the foyer immediately impresses with soaring ceilings and an antique chandelier, before taking you directly into the large living area that enjoys a curved wall and windows overlooking the front gardens. The ground level also features a pair of bedrooms, a formal dining room, the kitchen, and a family room for when you want to share a more casual meal together.
Upstairs is where you’ll find the palatial master bedroom that has its own lounge area, walk-in wardrobe, and balcony overlooking the garden, as well as the other smaller bedrooms and a bathroom. Without exaggeration, it’s one of the largest master bedrooms we’ve come across at On The Market this year.
Arriving on the market relatively recently, 7 Martin Street, Brighton, is being sold by the team at Kay & Burton Bayside (remarkably, one of whom is also named Nick Kenyon), with expressions of interest currently open.
According to the published Statement of Information, the owners are seeking between $18 million and $19 million for this truly remarkable property.