A spectacular labour of love is poised to become the concrete king of the Warrandyte jungle in what could be a huge suburb price record.
Developed by married building industry professionals as their family home, 9 Bellbird Place was recently listed with a price guide of $4.7-$5.17 million.
Even the lower end of that is more than $1 million above the suburb’s residential price record of $3.25 million, set on December 2016 for 9 Margaret Court, according to CoreLogic.
A testament to industrial design, elements of the prodigious home include exposed concrete walls and polished floors, galvanised steel balustrades and exposed interior pipes.
Having met at trade school and both worked in the building industry, vendors David and Felicity Campanaro were inspired to create a project unique to Warrandyte.
The vendors said the six-bedroom home was also designed to suit the local landscape, despite prominent industrial features.
“We wanted to keep it natural — we just put both our ideas together and we both liked the rawness of concrete and steel and that’s how we wanted this built,” Mr Campanaro said.
“It just fits in well with the bushland.”
“Me and my wife absolutely love it here — it’s been a long, long journey for us and it’s going to be sad to see it go,” Mr Campanaro said.
The Formed Constructions director said the couple’s next project would have “probably a bit less concrete”, after polished floors, black, grey and precast panels were all used in the build.
Former project manager Mrs Campanaro said a huge amount of thought went into the project from the very start.
“The agony that’s gone into making this a reality was six years in the making,” she said.
“Everything has been designed backwards to give it the most aesthetically pleasing outcome.”
With additions such as hydroponic underfloor heating that goes up through the towel rails and internal rainwater pipes, Mrs Campanaro said it had been a huge source of pride to see the ambitious build come together.
“Despite all the setbacks and the time and energy that went into it, I actually have really enjoyed it. Creating something that I think is beautiful — I know it’s not everybody’s taste but I love it,” Mrs Campanaro said.
“It was more like a commercial build than a residential build in so many ways — you don’t normally have a core driller in a domestic product.”
The couple said they were excited to spend time with their four boys while they planned their next project.
Barry Plant Doncaster East agent Adele Kocuk said the minimalist home had already attracted significant interest.
“There’s definitely a lot of interest and probably because it is so different,” Ms Kocuk said.
“If you’re looking for the French provincial type of thing — this is not that.”
The home is for private sale by set date of June 11.