Adrian Field, chairman of packaging supplies and materials group Star Services International and before that, a director of Service Stream, which in 2006 won a federal government contract to develop the Do Not Call register, with his wife, Candice, have listed their Brighton mansion with $21-$23 million price hopes.
At 12 Dudley Street, in the suburb’s Golden Mile, the Stephen Akehurst designed dwelling, St Ives, replaced a family home the pair bought from prominent local real estate agent Jonathan Dixon and his wife, Cynthia, in 2007.
Despite that connection, rival agents, Michael Gibson and Robert Fletcher, of Forbes, have the listing.
The property is within cooee of Shandford, the outgoing family home of ex-cricketer Ricky Ponting and his wife, Rianna, who last month paid $20.75m for a Toorak mansion offered by another packaging industry executive, Alex Commins, and his wife, EY partner, Nicola.
Also living in the immediate area is Seek co-founder and St Kilda Football Club president Andrew Bassat, developer Mario Salvo and Robert Kirby, former executive chairman of the Village Roadshow business his father, Roc, established in 1954.
The Fields paid $5.7m for the 1893 square metre Dudley St block. The Dixons then downsized to a house on nearby Miller St.
Akehurst, Bangay and Rattle designed
With five bedrooms, St Ives contains over 1000 sqm of area across three floors (story continues below).
“St Ives is every inch the modern classic, having been conceived and crafted by acclaimed architect Stephen Akehurst to offer the timeless beaty, proportion and craftsmanship of a heritage estate with all the amenity and liveability required of relaxed upscale life today,” Mr Gibson said.
“But it looks and feels pure family, noted interior designer Stuart Rattle having applied his gift for using colour, texture, drama and detail to create an environment that is elegant, warm and fun,” he added.
“And lacks for nothing – there is an epicurean kitchen and scullery, a suite of exceptionally beautiful living, dining and entertaining areas that span formal and casual, library, a magnificent appointed main bedroom suite, children’s wing, a pair of studies, cinema, cellar, a lift to all floors and an eight car garage with a gymnasium plus all the required technology and services,” according to the agent.
“Outside is a glorious loggia offering both a substantial wood-fired pizza oven and barbecue zone with a vast dining zone and separate lounge, which is used by its current owners all year around, and makes for a wonderful transition into the home’s spectacular surrounds.
“The work of revered Paul Bangay, the grounds of St Ives are breath-taking – with a vast rolling lawn wrapped by beautifully manicured gardens, soaring trees, enchanting installations and the most glorious pool and superbly designed cabana”.
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