In established suburbs such as Dalkeith, where blocks are traditionally larger than developing estates, subdivision has become a financial goldmine for the affluent buyer.
This home, constructed by JAV Developments and designed by Milankov Designs & Project Management with the interior design expertise of MMA Interior, was built on one of five lots that were subdivided from a sizeable plot, leaving the builder with 695sqm to work with.
Positioned at such a prestigious address, each lot had height restriction covenants in place to ensure the site behind shared equally spectacular vistas out to the river from both the ground floor and upper level.
The original site’s substantial steep slope worked in JAV Developments’ favour, enabling the construction of an abode with ‘wow factor’ that was sympathetic to neighbouring homes.
As the builder for each of the five luxury residences at this location, JAV Developments incorporated considerable piling and retaining walls to achieve this result.
An 185sqm undercroft forms the foundation of the stone-clad home, comprising a four-car garage, large storeroom, wide lift with capacity to carry up to six passengers, and a custom-built wine cellar. A separate 50kg-capacity service lift was also constructed, along with a cleverly designed and strategically located bin chute to connect the kitchen to a council bin below.
The ground floor contains the large open-plan kitchen, living and dining room, a guest bedroom with private ensuite, study room with custom-built furniture and feature timber ceiling, and a state-of-the-art bespoke home theatre, equipped with an 120-inch projector screen, 7.1. surround sound, wooden sound diffusers, and acoustic padding to absorb and dampen sound. Stone flooring dominates the downstairs living zones, while solid oak timber floors sweep up the floating staircase to the upper level.
On the first floor, two balconies open up to the river from the sitting room and the master bedroom, with an enviable walk-in ‘robe, and bathroom facilities with electric underfloor heating. Glass balustrading with mirror-finished polished stainless steel custom-made handrails offers transparency to the river. Concrete waterproof roof construction minimises noise and enhances the heating and cooling features of the home.
To offer further convenience to the family-oriented clients, a full home-automation system was installed to control lighting, blinds, air-conditioning, and security at a touch of a button.