Stokehouse restaurant's Frank and Sharon van Haandel list Toorak home

Stokehouse restaurant's Frank and Sharon van Haandel list Toorak home
Stokehouse restaurant's Frank and Sharon van Haandel list Toorak home

Stokehouse restaurant owners Frank and Sharon van Haandel are selling their renovated Toorak home. 

The three bedroom home has been refurbished by interior designer Fiona Lynch and is now asking between $11.2 million and $12 million. 

There's a private paved northeast garden with heated pool on the 750 square metre parcel.

They're looking for a smaller home in Melbourne and one in Queensland where they also have restaurant interests.

The couple only bought the elegant Parisian style home two years ago from veteran Melbourne caterer Peter Rowland and his wife Susan.

At the time the van Haandel's were moving from South Yarra, where they quietly sold their home to Swisse vitamins chief executive officer Radek Sali and wife Helen for $12.3 million.

They paid $8.25 million for the Ottowa Road home which had the scale and symmetry of 18th century Île de France architecture. It features a large banquet hall with antique limestone fireplaces.

They've kept the James Bond-style hidden underground garage, accessed beneath its tree-lined driveway.

Inspired by the trapdoor spider, a lid lifts up on the pebbled driveway to reveal a slope down to the basement art gallery with six car garage.

This article was first published in the Weekend Australian. 

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