One of Melbourne’s grandest old homes has caught the eye of a famous US sports star after it fetched a staggering $18-19 million.
Agents handling the sale of the three-story 19th-century home received a direct inquiry from the unnamed celebrity, the Herald Sun reports.
The Grade II listed mansion known as “Grandview” is located in the prestigious suburb of Prahran and has six bedrooms and six bathrooms.
The 1,670 sq ft home, which last sold in 2020 for a local record $16 million, is a dazzling blend of Old World opulence and modern luxury.
Built circa 1895, the house has retained many of its original design features despite a number of renovations under different owners.
Highlights include a beautiful main entrance with stained glass doors, ornate archways, marble mantels and mosaic floors.
The ground floor features a formal dining room, several lounge areas for entertaining and relaxation, and a home office.
A gorgeous stone kitchen includes a breakfast island and butler’s pantry, and overlooks a large deck perfect for al fresco dining.
The master bedroom has a wraparound balcony, dressing room and marble bathroom.
There is also a floodlit tennis court, a 17 meter heated swimming pool and a wine cellar large enough to hold 2,000 bottles.
Other highlights include a guest bedroom that could be converted into a gym, a laundry room and a powder room.
Grandview was a rental property that was on the market for $2,350 a week before it changed hands for the last time in 2020.