Shandford, one of the most coveted properties in Brighton’s prestigious Golden Mile, is back on the market as retired Australian cricket team captain Ricky Ponting and his wife Rianna decide it’s time for a change of scenery.
Originally built in the 1920s, the Pontings’ former family home is an exceedingly tasteful seven-bedroom residence positively oozing with old-world charm. Placed on a corner block measuring approximately 1,900 square metres, it was one of Brighton’s founding estates, and once occupied a “significant sweep” of the renowned precinct.
In present day, it retains a good deal of that original holding, including an “invaluable” gated pathway at the end of Shandford Avenue that provides private access to the waterfront.
Of course, the old-world charm has been balanced with a good measure of modernity. Specifically when it comes to the kitchen that’s been “superbly appointed” with a butler’s pantry, as well as a considerable home cinema for you to catch a movie (or perhaps a test match).
Other notable features you’ll find at Shandford include the following:
- Expansive pool
- Floodlit tennis court
- Alfresco terraces + bay boxes
- Outdoor firepit
- The ability to say you’re living in the skipper’s pad
“Shandford is a classically beautiful home on a picturesque corner island, framed by tall, proud gates, a sweeping circular drive and charming front gardens,” describes the official listing.
“The superb proportions and marvellous detail expected of a significant home of its era are everywhere – from the grand entrance foyer, elegant formal rooms, and impressive timber panelled study through to the suite of seven wonderfully oversized bedrooms which span the first and second floors and enjoy wonderful views.”
This development comes to light just months after the Pontings acquired an equally-spectacular Toorak mansion located at 26A Linlithgow Road for around $20.75 million.
Situated on a 1,400-square-metre block, the sprawling six-bedder features four bathrooms, four car spaces, a sparkling emerald pool, and immaculate gardens by none other than Paul Bangay (the previous owner of the Stonefields estate we enjoyed during a special lunch last year). Among a whole host of other niceties.
It’s worth noting the Pontings also own a weekender in Portsea, although the Toorak acquisition appears to be by far the greatest in their property portfolio to date.
Find out more about Ricky Ponting’s Shandford, which is currently being handled by Forbes Global Properties, in the link below. Estimated price range: $14.8 million to $16 million.