La Pyrenee 68 – Metricon Homes
5 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4 living areas, study, double garage
Price: From $850,000 (as displayed $1.8 million)
1. Feature-packed, Decton-topped kitchen and galley
2. Dream walk-in robe/dressing room with strip lighting, shoe racks
3. Downstairs guest suite with two-way bathroom
Urban Life says: “No expense has been spared to create this masterpiece.”
Luxury on a grand scale best describes Metricon’s showpiece Balwyn property, which exemplifies timeless elegance with a distinct French Baroque flavour. More than 68 squares of opulence, the double-storey delight will attract those who appreciate the finer things in life. Exhibiting the 3m ceilings on both levels that are standard in the Signature range, the La Pyrenee 68 provides focal points through each of its countless windows. Beyond the scored facade with Corinthian columns, arched windows and wrought-iron juliet balconies, the double-door entry opens to a grand foyer with moulded timber wall panels, and beyond to a sweeping wrought-iron staircase. To the right of the entry is the formal lounge, while the charming guest bedroom suite is to the left. Resplendent with french door access to the garden courtyard, the suite has a wall of wardrobes and access to the two-way bathroom. The latter is equipped with oversized shower (with large wall niche), separate toilet and twin-basin floating vanity with handle-free cabinets and gold tapware. It is next to the sitting room, which has full-height Decton panels on either side of the central viewing area. The vast informal living and dining domain opens on both sides to the al fresco, while the sumptuous kitchen has to be seen to be believed.
Highlighted by Decton benchtops and splashbacks melded with garden windows, the kitchen has an extra-long island bench, soft-closing drawers with ‘secret’ compartments, aged-bronze patella door furniture, integrated Qasair rangehood, pull-out bin with recycling and food scrap divisions, push-button (automated) cabinets and Teka twin ovens and five-element induction cooktop. The neighbouring prep kitchen includes tower ovens (one is a steam oven), integrated dishwasher, four-burner gas cooktop and open shelving with strip lighting. A galley-style laundry completes the ground level. The hardwood staircase ascends to a large retreat, which has the bonus of a large wine display cabinet and Vintec wine fridge. The retreat is next to an open study with custom-made screen. The full-width main suite is at the front. Enhanced by a fireplace – behind which is the dream walk-in robe/dressing room with hanging space, open shelving, drawers and pull-out shoe racks. Its practicality and understated style is replicated in the ensuite, which has a raised bath, oversized shower with twin showerheads and floating vanity with twin basins. The rear of the upstairs level includes three secondary bedrooms, each of which have double doors, walk-in robes and feature light fittings. Two share a ‘Brady Bunch’ bathroom and the third has an ensuite.
It is suitable for a 16.3m block. La Pyrenee is on display at 298 Balwyn Rd, Balwyn. It is open daily from 11am-5pm.