From the moment you enter the gates of 109 Hopetoun Rd Mt. Martha, it's clear that this is a once-in-a-lifetime property. As you wind down the tree-lined driveway, Fender House emerges from atop a hill, as a spectacular and incomparable example of Australian Modernist design.
Built in 1973 and designed by a young and upcoming Karl Fender, this Iconic home is nestled within 3 acres of private bushland and was impeccably imagined by Fender with all of the classic elegance and function of Modernist design. It has been meticulously and immaculately restored by the current owners, with the closest and most caring attention to detail, that both honours the architect's era and intent, and elevates the home with state-of-the-art contemporary design.
True to Modernist ideals, the clever floorplan is bold and expansive yet intimate. It is intended to encourage residents and guests to come together and enjoy both the form and the function of the architecture and the unmatched natural surrounds. Formal and relaxed dining, living and sitting areas can be found throughout, along with a vast sunroom, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and a guest powder room in the main residence. The flexibility of the design allows for multiple combinations of use for each room and zone, allowing for maximum utility and privacy. Furthermore, each and every room, passageway and space enjoys a unique and unforgettable outlook to beauty of the property.
The addition of terrazzo stone throughout, verdant wool carpet, a fully updated kitchen and master bathroom, meticulously restored architraves all serve to enhance the enduring original features. These include interior timber panelling, soaring ceilings that exploit the natural light, original joinery, ample storage, two stunning fireplaces, mosaic tiled bathrooms with moody light boxes, a three car garage with work and storage space, and an updated, private pool house / change room.
A separate gym/studio has floor to ceiling glass with uninterrupted views of the garden and valley beyond.
Every room in the upper and lower areas of the main wing enjoy an unrivalled north-west aspect that has to be seen to be believed; sweeping vistas over the stunningly restored mid-century, pool, across lush green fields bordered by towering gums and palm trees. Residents and guests can truly feel as though they have their own private piece of Palm Springs in the Australian bush.
Enjoy sunset cocktails from the sunroom, back terrace or expansive pool area. Relax and read or play scrabble by the fire in either the main living room or overlooking the pool from the informal music room. Retreat upstairs to work, study or play. Children can explore the vast gardens for hours on end, play sport, climb trees, and swim in the pool. The Fender House truly is a private paradise, built to be bring beauty, comfort and joy to its residents and guests alike.
~ The Lifestyle ~
Fender House offers exceptional family living, is an entertainer's dream, can comfortably accommodate multiple families at once, and provides absolute privacy in a resort setting. The home can be enjoyed as either a primary place of residence or weekend and holiday retreat.
Additionally, the property offers its owners substantial additional income as a highly coveted location for private and commercial rental. It has been frequently used for adverting campaigns, film shoots, and exclusive private and cultural events (including Man About the House). The home has featured in multiple print and online publications, including Real Living magazine and The Design Files, and has been widely celebrated as an example of exceptional restoration and use.
~The Location ~
Just an hour out of Melbourne, the Mornington Peninsula offers its residents the perfect opportunity to truly retreat from the city, while remaining easily and rapidly connected to the heart of Melbourne. Known for its world-class wineries, family beaches, hiking trails, cycling, golf, horse-riding and so much more, Mt Martha its surrounds provide all the amenities required for cosmopolitan living, while enjoying the privacy and solace of the countryside.
- 55 Squares
- 3.5 acres
- 3 pony paddocks
- 6 bedrooms
- 4.5 bathrooms
- 3 car garage
- Circular gravel drive
- Established gum trees
- Vegetable/herb garden
- Hydronic heating
- Refrigerated Air Conditioning
- Terrazzo tiles
- Stone bench tops
- Integrated fridge and dishwasher
- Soft closing drawers
- Part slab part timber/concrete footings
- Double brick
- Storeroom and workbench
- Timber shed
- Laundry chute
- Salt chlorinated pool with solar
- Fire pit
- Fire place x 2
- Electric gates with video intercom
- Rain water storage tank