Elwood 18 Southey Street, Victoria, Australia
Always important to the story of Elwood, CANNINGTON's significance was established from its first days as the residence of Joseph Henry Hewison, St Kilda's mayor in 1914-1915. Today, following a renovation project spectacular in its reach and range, this landmark estate again assumes its status as one of bayside's finest family residences. From big picture ideas to bespoke designer details, CANNINGTON delivers the most sensational spaces inside and out. Elegant yet user-friendly, grand without being grandiose, this is a home where the refinement of the period rooms relates seamlessly to light-filled contemporary areas served by a fabulous Calacatta marble kitchen with Miele appliances, butler's pantry and 1500 bottle cellar. Five bedrooms and three bathrooms, including a stunning main suite and separate guest wing, contribute desirable accommodation to a design where the family focus is enhanced by a brilliant billiards/games room, gym and steam room. Sunny everyday dining/entertaining, huge decking, a north-facing garden and completely self-automated pool form the backdrop to an unforgettable address, with integrated sound, secure double garage and a perfectionist's list of further attractions.