A Craigieburn suburban palace built out of limestone with views of the Melbourne CBD has hit the market for what would be a record price.
The five-bedroom mansion at 30 Excelsior Heights has stretching uninterrupted vistas to the south and east from its lofty perch on Mount Ridley.
Skad Real Estate agent Rahul Malik said the $1.45m-$1.55m price tag would make the 790sq m property the suburb’s most expensive single-dwelling on a regular-sized block.
Benchmarks in the suburb are split between acreages and suburban homes.
“It is one of the best homes in Craigieburn,” Mr Malik said.
“It’s made out of limestone extracted from Mt Gambier. It’s one of the most solidly built houses you could ever see. What you see outside is actually inside as well — there’s no cardboard or anything. From the outside, it’s a rough touch, on the inside it’s a smooth touch.
“The thickness of the limestone would be about four or five standard bricks.”
Mr Malik said Mt Ridley Lookout, where people went to take in views of the Melbourne city skyline, was just behind the home, while Mickleham’s incredible $15m mansion was on the other side of that.
“It’s probably the only property in the northern suburbs with a clear view of the Melbourne CBD and Hume Freeway as well. It’s the highest house on a steep street,” he said.
The spectacular views can be taken in from the main bedroom suite on the top floor, which has access to a balcony.
“There are views even to the Dandenong Ranges from there. You can see the whole Yarra Valley. There’s nothing in the middle you can’t see, pretty much.”
The other four bedrooms are also on this level, along with a rumpus room.
The open-plan kitchen, living and dining area and other lounge spaces are on the middle floor.
Descend to the basement and there’s a six-car garage and entertainment and relaxation zone with a sauna and spa — from which you can also enjoy the skyline views.
Interest so far has come from local upsizing families and parties from Sydney and New Zealand.
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