Computershare co-founder Chris Morris is selling one of Melbourne’s most impressive homes, in Middle Park.
The renovated art deco at 223 Beaconsfield Parade carries c$15m price hopes; an expressions of interest campaign closes next month.
Penned by Chamberlain Javens Architects, it includes a main home with four bedrooms. A self-contained apartment with another, sits over a four car garage.
Renovated using three key components, the agent said – timber, stone and glass – the home offers formal and informal living and dining areas, hotel inspired bathrooms, marble kitchens on each level, a bar, champagne lounge, billiards room and outdoor entertainment spaces.
The dwelling occupies 927 square metre on the street considered to be one of Melbourne’s most expensive measured by land value.
It enjoys Port Phillip Bay views which can never be built out.
Middle Park is four kilometres south west of Melbourne.
Kay & Burton broker Michael Armstrong is the agent (story continues below).
“It’s quite extraordinary – the detail, the scale, the position – are all world class,” he said of the offering.
“Chris designed the home to be a sanctuary for his family – it has terrific entertaining spaces as well as zones for relaxing and for work”.
The address is near Hughenden – for years the headquarters of the Danish Club – now the family home businesswoman Naomi Milgrom who paid $12m in 2008.
Mr Morris is estimated to have a net worth of just over $1 billion including a $675m stake in Computershare, the share registration business he founded in 1978 with sister Penny Maclagan.
Since stepping down as chairman of that company some years ago, the businessman has focused on other ventures including casinos in Queensland and Tasmania and a Western Australian brewery.
A hospitality enterprise, Colonial Leisure Group, adds a portfolio of pubs and hotels speculated to be worth over $100m.
In the United Kingdom, Mr Morris controls the Pennsylvania Castle in Dorset – built by the grandson of the founder of the US state of Pennsylvania.