Donvale’s very own “White House” is waiting for its new Don.
The massive seven-bedroom property at 14 Warner Court is known to locals by the name thanks to an uncanny resemblance to the residence of the President of the United States, marked by columns around a stately entrance and white walls set behind landscaped lawns.
With a price guide of $3.8-$4.1 million, it’s easily within reach of POTUS Donald Trump.
A sale in the higher end of that range would eclipse Donvale’s highest recorded residential sale for the year: the $3.89 million paid for 5 Pambara Court in August, according to CoreLogic.
The highest recorded sale in Donvale was for 106 Old Warrandyte Rd, which cost $4.5 million in October 2017.
A Toorak mansion with an even closer similarity to the presidential pad sold for about $11.5 million in March last year.
Barry Plant Doncaster East director Theo Politis said the Donvale property was already attracting interest, largely due to being in one of the suburb’s most coveted court locations.
“We’re getting a lot of inquiry on this one – local and overseas,” Mr Politis said.
“Just the fact that you’ve got privacy, it’s secure, you can lock up and enjoy the grounds – it almost becomes a resort.”
Mr Politis said higher density within the inner-city meant high profile businessmen were becoming increasingly seduced by the lifestyle on offer at homes such as the “White House”.
“A lot of business owners and CEOs and that type want to be able to come home and switch off,” he said.
“Buyers want a pool, tennis court and those things as well – to buy a block of land and wait 30 years for the garden to be established, it’d cost a lot more.”
A recent interior renovation with no expenses spared included Italian porcelain floors, fully-tiled ensuite bathrooms and a large gym including a sauna.
There’s also a self-contained two-bedroom unit with kitchenette on the lower level, offering appeal to large and multigenerational families.
The property last sold for $1.3 million in February 2008, according to CoreLogic.