Brighton

Construction boss selling luxury Brighton pad for $8m

PHOTO: 15 Tennyson Street, Brighton, Vic 3186

A home gym and underground garage join the obvious chic allure of this seaside home where “even the kids’ wardrobes have brass finger pulls”.

The brief for this chic Brighton haven was simple: “something to be proud of”.

Expertly curated by Ironside Construction founder Luke Skurrie and wife Alex for themselves and their four children, the five-bedroom, four-bathroom house with a pool was completed in 2020 after a 14-month build.

The Skurries are now selling the three-level family “oasis” at 15 Tennyson St with a $7.5m-$8.2m price guide.

Your own private oasis awaits.

Your own private oasis awaits.

Stone features on the floors and in the kitchen.

Stone features on the floors and in the kitchen.

The ground floor is wrapped in glass.

The ground floor is wrapped in glass.

The top storey is wrapped in motorised, remote-controlled white shutters, while the ground floor is wrapped in glass. This striking and practical design, teamed with the property’s north-facing orientation, ensures it is flooded with sunlight.

“The idea was to create something really high-end; something really light and fresh,” Ms Skurrie said.

“We wanted to have privacy because we’re on the corner block. But at the same time, we wanted something really bespoke and innovative, something you don’t always see.

“We wanted to basically never put the lights on and that’s what we’ve achieved.”

De Natris Architecture and interior designer Brahman Perera teamed up to design the bayside pad, which is flanked by gardens by Myles Baldwin.

An underground garage with space for four cars, a gym, a mud room and a wine cellar are in the basement.

A spacious open-plan living and dining space on the ground floor features a marble-drenched kitchen with Miele appliances and a butler’s pantry, and opens out to the garden and self-cleaning heated pool.

A “parents’ den”, a sitting room and a home office complete the floor.

Upstairs, a large main bedroom with an ensuite and three additional bedrooms, also with their own bathrooms, await.

Ms Skurrie said every detail, from the Signorino stone used on the floors, in the kitchen and main ensuite, to the brass accents, had been hand picked to give the home an essence of luxury.

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