Flair and functionality collide at this builder’s own home, on the market in Barwon Heads.
Bellarine Property managing director Christian Bartley said 11 Margate St’s curved design not only exuded “wow factor”, but also ensured northern light flooded into every room.
It had also made the house well known among locals.
Reputable local builder Michael Leake and his wife, Eliza, worked with Clinton Murray Architects to create the double-storey entertainer’s dream about a decade ago, and have raised three children there.
They’ve now listed the four-bedroom abode with a $2.9-$3.15 million price guide.
“This house makes us excited to come home,” the Leakes said.
“It’s creative … and it never leaves us feeling bored, as we are able to interact with and observe the environment at all times.
“The living area opens up and links well to the deck for parties and creates a beautiful indoor-outdoor feel.”
The ironbark-clad home’s superior fittings include in-floor hydronic heating, a cast-iron Cheminees Philippe fireplace in the main living space, plus double Miele ovens, Victorian Redgum benchtops and a concrete bench in the kitchen.
Mr Bartley said the eco-friendly design included double-glazed windows “from the floor to the roof-line”.
“It was quite an expensive project,” he said.
The 736sq m block near the Barwon River also has an in-ground trampoline and a separate boat-shaped cubby house for the kids — and the agent said there was still room for a pool, if a buyer wished.
Offers on the property close on November 21.