Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC


"Spectacularly Wonderful!"

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Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC - deeply charismatic
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC - deeply charismatic

House of the Week: Almost lost for words


external image louheadshot-150x150.jpg Lou Sweeney



This incredible 1927 (Arts and Crafts) home in Eaglemont is so spectacularly wonderful, so deeply charismatic, it threatens to defy description.
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

"Rising majestically from its prominent corner position overlooking Remembrance Park, this exquisite home (c1927) will send hearts soaring with its original craftsmanship, unique character and remarkable contemporary luxury. With unrivalled privacy set amidst established botanic gardens and superb poolside entertaining areas, this 4/5 bedroom, 4 bathroom home is brimful of grandly proportioned rooms where rich Oregon beams, English Oak finishes and bespoke original leadlighting create a recurring theme throughout."

If you feel a little like you’ve landed in the Hollywood Hills circa 1920 as you ascend beyond the porte cochere and into the foyer, you’re not hallucinating. It might be the Heidelberg/Eaglemont Hills but it’s mesmerising.
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

The brilliant timber-lined entry foyer, like many of the formal spaces of the house, showcases the soberly beautiful depth of English oak.

To the left is a fine study where you can get a good look at the superb, and unusual leadlights, another stand-out feature found throughout.
The slightly asymmetrical metal bands and the occasional placement of a bottle-end coloured pane among the glass create a splendid picture.
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

A tiled bathroom sits just before the grand oak stair to the left, but let’s dive into the grandeur of the formal rooms to the eastern side first.
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

The sublime living room boasts the glorious heft of Oregon beams; the walls feature Tudor-esque timber banding and a superb fireplace, with its adjacent divine timber window seat, complete a stunning room.
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

Beyond, the breathtaking dining room is a timber-panelled beauty; the built-in English oak carved sideboard is just another gem in a house jammed full of them.
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

A lovely family room with fabulous windows and views precedes the brilliant modern kitchen with handsome timber cabinetry, marble benches and a fine configuration.
In front is a meals area and off here, the large laundry and butler’s pantry. Winding back around, you find a sweet playroom tucked in off a passage leading back to the main hallway.
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

Take the stairs down from either the passage or the spiral stair that sits outside the formal living room to the incredible downstairs space that accommodates its own gorgeous subterranean living room, full stylish kitchen, bathroom and sauna.
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

On the top level, up that magnificent stair, there are four lovely bedrooms and a super cool central bathroom that comes with a massive, fully tiled shower with bell jar ceiling.
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

The beautiful main bedroom has views over the treetops and pool. It includes a strikingly handsome walk-in wardrobe and a chic marble trim en suite.
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

Venture outside to the lovely grounds and you will find a garage and workshop and surrounding the house, gardens boasting a wide array of mature trees from alder and ash to magnolia and maple.
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

The paved and decked pool surrounds would be a fine place to while away summer, or any old time at all.
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC
Wynstow, 1 Warringal Place, Eaglemont VIC

Sale listing:
  • Room for improvement: There is plenty of space for a cabana near the pool or even a decadent outdoor kitchen.
  • Need to know: Last traded for $70,000 in 1970.
  • $3 million-plus
  • 5 bedrooms 4 bathrooms 3 car spaces
  • Auction at 11am, on Saturday, September 3
  • Inspect on Saturday, from 1pm-1.30pm
  • Kay & Burton, Judy Balloch 0408 753 877