Landmark Brighton mansion expecting c$30m

The Seacombe Grove home was once owned by ex-St Kilda Football Club president Rod Butterss.

The Barlow family has listed the landmark Brighton mansion which between 2015-2021 held the record as the suburb’s priciest residential sale.

The Seacombe Grove property has 180 degree water views.

More than $30 million is expected for 39 Seacombe Grove.

That value would have again set a watermark, were it not for the listing this week of nearby Teychel, at 16-18 Moule Avenue, which carries a $46-$50m guide.

Both properties abut Sandown Street Beach.

The dwelling contains c1860 square metres of internal area.

200 square on the waterfront

The late Bev Barlow paid businessman John O’Halloran and his wife, Catherine, $22m for 39 Seacombe Gve, on c1420 square metres, seven years ago.

Those vendors acquired it for $11m in October, 2006, from ex-St Kilda Football Club president Rod Butterss, who undertook a c$6m renovation and extension including a top floor gym the council deemed illegal and is now known as an attic.

That executive also subdivided and sold down a neighbouring tennis court, on 1109 sqm, in 1995 – banking $1.57m.

Buxton’s David Hart and Ben Vieth are marketing 39 Seacombe Gve this time around.

Over four levels, the internal area spreads c1858 sqm – or about 200 square – with 18 principal rooms, five of them bedrooms.

There is also a cinema, wine bar, cellar and 12 car garage (story continues below).

The Seacombe Grove property carries a $30-$33 million guide.

A multi-level self-contained studio abuts the Sandown Street Beach walking track.

Most rooms capture vistas from the Middle Brighton Pier and Yacht Club to the CBD, the agents said.

The four storey home contains a wine bar and cinema.

“It is unheard of to have direct beach access as well as 180 degree sweeping views within the Golden Mile, making this property an absolute one-of-a-kind,” Mr Hart added.

The listing comes 15 months since the Zagame family sold another waterfront home in the suburb, 25-27 Kent Ave, for $25m.

The Terry family this week listed Teychel with c$50 million price hopes.

That buyer was pathology entrepreneur Wallace Cameron and wife, Joan, who in 2014 divested Shannagolden, at nearby 12 Moule Ave, for $18m.

Also last year, Patricia Ilhan offloaded a 1727 sqm block at 23 Seacombe Gve for c$20m.

Local agency sources speculate that purchaser, developer Ross Voci, has since onsold it to MyDeal founder Sean Senvirtne.

The Barlow family co-own the Australian 7-Eleven and Starbucks franchises.

7-Eleven is now directed by Ms Barlow’s son, Chris.

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