Parkside Toorak trophy home sold

Parkside Toorak trophy home sold
Parkside Toorak trophy home sold

A parkside Toorak home created by the late architect Wayne Gillespie has been sold after having been listed last month with $7.5 million to $8.2 million hopes.

These price expectations were increased midway through the marketing by Kay & Burton South Yarra agents Emma Bloom and Ross Savas, who were initially seeking a price between $7 million and $7.7 million.

The median house price in Toorak is $4.6 million.

The home was listed by architectural lighting designer Nicci Green and her partner, Icon Construction director Ashley Murdoch, who paid $5 million in 2010.

It had previously been in the Hickey family since its 1981 construction by Gillespie whose career spanned thirty years to 2001 to became one of Melbourne's best known and respected residential architects.

Gillespie's early design stamp still features prominently throughout the property, from the vast size areas to the placement of the windows, glass capped ceilings, functionality and indoor-outdoor living. 

The lower level is staged around a gallery inspired foyer, with the principal north-facing living and dining rooms complete with walls of glass that open to poolside terraces paved in bluestone.

A food preparation area at the back of the house is supported by a lower-level catering room and glass fronted cellar.

There are Yarra River views From the upper level balcony, which links to four of the six bedrooms. 

The 575 square metre home wrapped in a north-facing garden designed by Myles Baldwin sits near the end of the tightly held Winifred Crescent.

This article first appeared in The Weekend Australian. 

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