A LANDMARK Flinders property, once a holiday weekender for supermarket juggernauts the Coles family, is poised to challenge the local record sale price.
Bass Lodge at 33 Bass St is one of the oldest original homes in the area and believed to have been built around 1915.
Once part of a larger landholding dating to the 1870s, the double-storey house has been fully restored and renovated for elegant, modern living.
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The breakfast terrace comes with water views.
The grounds are neat and landscaped and excellent to take in the views.
It’s significant for its links to former Melbourne Lord Mayor and federal MP Sir Arthur Coles, of the shopping empire and supermarket fame, who is understood to have owned the property around the 1930s — as well as its holiday house architecture.
The four-bedroom, four-bathroom home on 5342sq m has a price guide of $8-$8.5 million and is up sale via private auction.
“It would set a (suburb) record for a residential house not on an acreage if it sells in the price range,” Kay & Burton Flinders partner Tom Barr-Smith said.
The record house price of $6.56 million was paid earlier this year for the 2800sq m 14 Bass St, sales records show.
There are multiple open fireplaces in the home.
A living room is lined with shelves.
“It has a prominent position with water views and is among the most recognisable in the area,” Mr Barr-Smith said.
“It has stunning sea views from the Bass Strait toward the Nobbies and Phillip Island, and also generous proportions throughout.”
The property comes with beautiful landscaped gardens, swimming pool and seven-car garage, and looks over the fairways of the Flinders Golf Club.
Interior details and features have been restored, while modern conveniences have also been added.
There is a main kitchen and a guest kitchen.
The bedrooms are large and comfortable, and feature views.
The living areas include formal and casual living and dining zones, main kitchen and breakfast room, spacious library or sitting room and a wide balcony.
It comes with a lift, wine cellar, butler’s pantry, guest kitchen and dining area, cloak and powder rooms, flag pole and open fireplaces.
The grounds feature established trees and rose bushes, a fish pond, plus direct private access to the golf course.
It has been home to the vendors for eight years and is suited to use as a permanent dwelling or a holiday home with indoor and outdoor spaces for entertaining on a grand scale.