PENTHOUSE, 58 CLARENDON ST EAST MELBOURNE
3 bed, 2 bath, 2 cars
The Clarendon in East Melbourne is a unique building of 12 apartments, each taking out a full floor, with the penthouse and its rooftop terrace offering the most spectacular views of the city and beyond.
With its 310sq m of living area, it presents a generational opportunity to buy into a tightly-held block with first-class amenities, right on the city's doorstep.
On offer for the first time in 36 years, it overlooks the verdant Fitzroy Gardens with the CBD skyline as a backdrop, then expands out to Port Phillip Bay on one side, and the Dandenongs and Yarra Ranges on the other.
As the apartment takes out the entire floor, it essentially has views from every room, providing a 360-degree panorama.
RT Edgar agent Yvette Laws describes the ambience and vista as "Central Park in Melbourne".
It is a short stroll through the gardens to the city, the arts precinct, restaurants and world-class sporting facilities. It also is close to schools, universities and hospitals.
The design of the block places all structural walls around the central lifts and lobbies ensuring each floorplan can be readily renovated or reconfigured according to the residents' specific needs.
It is currently configured as three-bedroom two-bathroom accommodation with grand living and entertaining areas, a second sitting domain and entertaining terrace that includes the rooftop and its garden.
While the existing layout offers immediate comfort, any renovation - small or large - to suit the needs of any new owner can be achieved with minimum impact.
Laws says the apartment would suit the needs of families through to downsizers. "Everything is at your disposal, within the apartment building or immediate surrounds," she says.
The former owner, Corrie Heath and her husband, John, had a passion for beautiful surroundings, living in the exquisite bluestone Manor House in Campbellfield for many years before moving to a mansion in St George's Road, Toorak.
When looking to downsize, The Penthouse at 58 Clarendon Street ticked all the boxes. It provided security, a convenient walk to the city, as well as vast entertainment space. Guests at the penthouse have included Australian tennis champion Rod Laver, as well as prime ministers.
Corrie, one of eight children, was born in Tasmania in 1919 during the Spanish flu pandemic. She passed away at the age of 101 years in 2020.
The penthouse features a styled kitchen, two marble bathrooms and powder room, an undercover terrace spanning the Fitzroy Gardens frontage, as well as a rooftop terrace with conservatory and kitchenette.
Other features include elevated ceilings and ducted heating and cooling.
There are two lifts, secure entry, side-by-side basement parking, storage room, full time building manager and a residents' heated pool, spa and sauna.
PRICE GUIDE: $6m to 6.5m
AGENT: RT Edgar. Call Yvette Laws 0448 166 872