‘Cool restaurants’ inspire bold home

“We would not settle for living in a dull house,” vendor Warren Westney said.

He and his wife Jane engaged Studiomint Architecture and Interiors for the project and “sent them off to some cool restaurants and bars we love around Melbourne”, including St Kilda’s Newmarket Hotel, for inspiration.

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The result is a contemporary two-storey abode at 32B Towers St, completed a year ago and decked out in expanses of timber and a sleek dark colour scheme, with splashes of colour from digitally printed photos adorning sliding doors.

The three-bedroom, three-bathroom house is set to be auctioned by Marshall White Bayside on September 22, with $1.65-$1.8 million price hopes.

The Westneys’ favourite features include a pool with a “pure rainwater system” rather than chlorine or salt, 3m-high ceilings and a dramatic entry hall.

Completing the package are a ground-floor “parents’ retreat” and a kitchen with a butler’s pantry, more than 10m of Caesarstone Sleek Concrete bench space, and Liebherr and Smeg appliances.

Marshall White selling agent Alyce Fleming said the build was a “labour of love” for the “creative” owners.

“The pool is quite unique for the homes we sell in Bayside,” she said.

“The property also has a six-star rating and lighting everywhere, so the home is magnificent at night.”

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