Refined grandeur

November 19, 2020 BY

Offering 360-degree rooftop views of the ocean and Torquay’s township, and featuring state-of-the-art technology this home sets the benchmark in quality construction and luxury living.

Torquay’s most exclusive property has hit the market.

Contemporary and luxurious, 189 the Esplanade, Torquay commands attention in a pared-back and minimalist way while providing ultimate privacy.

The second floor features a luxurious living, dining area and complimenting chef’s kitchen which is bathed in natural light.

An entertainer’s dream, this property provides an abundance of outdoor and indoor living spaces, designed by director of Lachlan Shepherd Architects, Lachlan Shepherd.

“It’s one of the reason’s we chose him,” owners Neil and Lyndi Powrie said.
“In 10 years’ time it will still look like one of his designs.
“We saw Lachie’s style and told him what we wanted, and he came up with this.”

Polished concrete features in the entryway.

Stepping through the front gate and approaching the main entrance, the unapologetically bold industrial design’s clean lines and subtly contrasting materials draw you in.

The home’s smooth concrete exterior and glass balustrade is framed beautifully by a dramatic black steel profile cladding, which transitions down the front façade across external ceilings into the internal ceilings of the foyer, simply pulling the outdoors in while creating a textural balance.

Although featuring cool grey tones, polished concrete and black accents, natural light filters throughout the home, reflecting off internal finishes making the space light and expansive.

Walking down level one’s passage and behind seamlessly designed cemintel doors are two mirroring spacious bedrooms with beautiful ensuits featuring built-in robes. Behind the remaining three doors is an oversized laundry, a powder room, and stairs to an eight-car garage.

“The block size is 745sqm and the home is 712sqm, it’s a very big home with uninterrupted views,” McCartney Real Estate agent Tim Carson said.
“It’s the highest-priced home in Torquay at the moment; it’s the best house I’ve been into and the best house I’ve had to sell.
“Everything is just top notch and it’s such a private residence.”

A generous library/study featuring steel cladding on the ceiling and walls of black shelves flows out to a private balcony through sliding doors which overlooks the backyard. Black-out blinds, a bar fridge and kitchenette create the ultimate theatre room which floats above the backyard.

Stepping through expansive sliding doors and down floating steps to the low maintenance outdoor area an in-ground fire-pit provides the ideal location for taking in Surf Coast summer nights, while viewing the magnificent industrial design of the home’s exterior.

“It’s very much an entertainer’s home,” Tim said.
“From the rooftop terrace, to the swimming pool, rumpus theatre room and the firepit out the back, it’s built for entertaining, but is very low maintenance too.”

The master bedroom.

Double-glazed windows feature throughout the house and on the second level offer an expansive view of the of the ocean. Featuring a spacious living area, a fire and wall mounted television framed by steel cladding, the second floor also offers a luxurious dining area and complimenting chef’s kitchen which is bathed in natural light.

Views of the ocean can be seen from the open-plan living and dining area.

A conveniently located upstairs is a bathroom metres from the heated floating glass pool which has views of the ocean. A circular staircase situated in the pool side ascends to a fourth level where paramount views of the ocean, Torquay’s esplanade, across to Portsea and back over the township are uninterrupted.

The Torquay Homes built abode’s master bedroom is a sanctuary of space, with an adjoining walk-in robe that carries the moody colour palette, while the ensuite is light-filled with free-standing bath and dual shower. An elevator glides between the third floor and the garage, where plenty of storage space, a sauna and home’s electrical equipment is situated.

The home gives its inhabitants the ability to live self-contained on the second floor and allows guests to enjoy the privacy and space on the ground level.

“It’s the simplicity of living there,” Lachlan said.
“The luxury of being detached from the street when you want to be, the location is amazing, and the views are amazing.”

An in-ground fire pit features in the backyard.

Despite a simple design language, Lachlan said each element was thoughtfully measured; structural feats including the pool designed by Torquay-based civil and structural engineers Andrew Cherubin and Associates, and quality finishes set a high standard throughout the home.

“It’s one thing to conceive a building design and have it on paper, but it’s another thing to have the builders and trades to execute it, we were lucky we had a good team; it was a complex build,” he said.
“It’s a credit to everyone who was involved and full credit to Lyndi and Neil for asking for and spending the money on that kind of house.”

For more information contact Tim Carson at McCartney Real Estate or head to
Offers close on December 14, if not sold prior.

A pool, elevator and eight-car garage are among the impressive features at 189 the Esplanade, Torquay.