Expansive eastern views and a massive garage are set to pay off in spades for a Greensborough mansion that once belonged to the Sculli family, owner of local grocery institution Sculli Brothers.
Already towering over the suburb, the five-bedroom home at 7 Toorak Court could soon be looking down on all its neighbours from the heights of a residential price record.
With grand ceilings, stately finishing and expansive views, the house is listed with a price guide of $2.8-$3 million.
The median sale price in the suburb is $785,000, with the current highest recorded residential sale $2.85 million for 194 St Helena Rd in October 2017, according to CoreLogic.
After last selling in July 2005 for $1 million, the vendor then spent $1.2 million creating a sprawling mansion with features including 9mm-thick marble floors, gold leaf cornices and a huge six-vehicle garage.
“It’s in the wrong Toorak,” Barry Plant Northeastern Group agent Rina Ma joked.
“In Greensborough, there’s nothing sold like this so it’s hard to price — we are suggesting whoever buys this to apply to council to get heritage overlay.”
Ms Ma said the property was most appealing to multi-generational families, often with an Asian background.
“I think honestly only a Chinese family would buy this,” she said.
“Here people want more land and a smaller house — if this house was in an Asian-dominated area, people would jump and apply for it.”
“But we had two offers before putting it on the internet, one from a big Italian family with three generations.”
Big family buyers were mostly attracted by the home’s two kitchens, bar and massive garage, Ms Ma said.
“When you walk in, it’s shining and there are very high ceilings — it’s a very bright home,” she said.
“All the windows face the east so you can see the sunrise every morning, it’s got beautiful views as it’s on top of the hill.”
The home was in the hands of the veteran grocer Sculli Brothers before it was purchased by a local dentist in 2005.
Sculli Brothers first became a local staple when it opened its doors in 1960, and now operates out of the heart of Greensborough Plaza.