Greystones the 1914 Brighton house, Victoria



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"Just doorsteps from Middle Brighton Beach, "Greystones", Circa 1914, is a familiar presence in prestigious Park Street.

15 Park Street Brighton Vic Map
15 Park Street Brighton Vic Map


"It is well known for its established English Gardens set on 2,219m2 (23,888sqft) approx;
with extensive entertaining facilities from a grass north-south flood-lit tennis court to an in-ground heated pool, separate spa, a sauna and studio with a gymnasium.[1]
Greystones, 15 Park Street BRIGHTON, Victoria  3186
Greystones, 15 Park Street BRIGHTON, Victoria 3186


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"The interior perfectly balances the home's period originality with a sympathetic north-facing extension to offer extensive five bedroom, five bathroom plus a study family accommodation and more than a few surprises from a huge cellar to a roof-top retreat with spectacular views across the Bay to the city skyline.
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"Traditional formal living and dining rooms make a stunning first impression with their grand proportions and elegant detailing; while a vast north-facing living and dining area includes two living areas opening out to the terrace, and a dining area set beneath a vaulted ceiling.
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The spacious kitchen is comprehensively appointed with granite work surfaces, stainless steel appliances and a walk-in pantry.
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"The sleeping accommodation is ideal for the larger family and includes a palatial master bedroom with a spa ensuite, retreat area and private balcony, there's a 2nd ensuite bedroom and a ground-floor 5th bedroom with an adjoining sitting room and bathroom.
A top-floor retreat services the bedrooms on this floor; while a separate studio with a bathroom features a huge attic area and opens to a lovely secret garden.
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"Comprehensive appointments include a return driveway leading to a 4-car garage with a car stacker and a double carport, zoned hydronic heating, zoned air conditioning, and a monitored alarm. Outdoors includes a BBQ area, a Sony TV, and a courtside gazebo.

"Greystones" is located in one of Brighton's best streets and is just a short walk to Middle Brighton Beach, the Sea Baths, Royal Brighton Yacht Club, Church Street shopping, public transport and a number of Melbourne's best Private schools.
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Greystones at Brighton sells to Coles merchandising boss John DurkanBy Jonathan Chancellor Friday, 01 March 2013[2]

The Coles merchandise director John Durkan and his wife Bernadette have bought Greystones, the 1914 Brighton house.
It was bought from the shoulder and elbow orthopaedic surgeon Simon Bell and his wife Jennifer Coghlan-Bell.
Listed with a price guide of $7.3 million plus, it is understood Kay & Burton agents Ian Jackson and Stewart Lopez secured around $7.5 million for the Park Street offering.

15 Park Street Brighton Vic Streetview
15 Park Street Brighton Vic Streetview

Set amid established English gardens, the 1914 six-bedroom, five-bathroom house sits on 2,219 square metres.
It has been home to the Bells for the past 20 years.

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The house comes with a large cellar, sauna, studio with a gymnasium and a rooftop retreat that offers views across the bay to the city skyline.
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Monash University professor, the shoulder and elbow orthopaedic surgeon Simon Bell and his wife Jennifer were selling Greystones, their Brighton home, with a price guide of $7.3 million plus.[3]

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Located on Park Street amid established English gardens, the 1914 house sits on 2,219 square metres. The house comes with six bedrooms and five bathrooms. It's been home to the Bells for the past 20 years.
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Its vast north-facing living and dining area includes two living areas opening out to the terrace and a dining area set beneath a vaulted ceiling. “It’s a period home with a history," Simon Bell says.
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"We loved the fact that it’s an old house with high ceilings. It has a magic hideaway garden, tennis, cricket and basketball court as well as a spa and heated swimming pool.”

After living there for 20 years, the Bells are selling in the hope of downsizing. “The house is just so big! We have the biggest main bedroom in Brighton, stretching the length of the house with views over the tennis court,” says Bell.

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  1. ^ http://www.domain.com.au/Property/For-Sale/House/VIC/Brighton/?adid=2009945161
  2. ^ http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/residential/greystones-at-brighton-sells-to-coles-merchandising-boss-john-durkan/2013022859660
  3. ^ http://www.propertyobserver.com.au/victoria/greystones-the-1914-brighton-house-listed/2012100356935