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Inside the Compound House in Brighton, VIC, with marble kitchen and Bali-inspired swimming pool

Inside the ‘compound’: Incredible mansion hidden behind a unique façade boasts a marble kitchen, Bali-inspired swimming pool, a VERY edgy cinema with a cocktail bar and a car lift in the basement

  • An architect has created a unique luxury mansion just metres from the sand of Melbourne’s Brighton Beach
  • The ‘masterpiece’, designed by Rodney Eggleston of March Studio, has won a slew of sought-after awards
  • Standout features include a marble kitchen, Bali-inspired swimming pool, gym and cinema with cocktail bar
  • The upstairs is shrouded in angled copper sheets which provide privacy from passersby on the street

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An architect has created a one-of-a-kind home just metres from Melbourne’s Brighton Beach, complete with a Bali-inspired swimming pool that creates the illusion of an underwater living room and marble finishes at every turn.

Designed by Rodney Eggleston of March Studio, the house – which has been hailed a ‘masterpiece’ – has won a slew of sought-after accolades including the coveted 2017 Best of the Best Award and the 2018 Victorian Architecture Winner of the Harold Desbrowe-Annear Award.

Known as ‘The Compound’ for its fortress-like façade, the house is kitted out with luxuries more likely to be found in a Kardashian mansion than a suburban Melbourne property. 

Behind this fortress-like façade is one of Melbourne’s coolest mansions

Known as 'The Compound', the house has a Bali-inspired swimming pool (pictured) that runs along the wall of the living room

Known as ‘The Compound’, the house has a Bali-inspired swimming pool (pictured) that runs along the wall of the living room

Standout features include a gym, steam room, balconied bedrooms with walk-in wardrobes, a cinema with a cocktail bar and a Batman-inspired fireman’s pole that connects the study to a vast basement garage which is fitted with a two-car lift. 

No expense has been spared in the kitchen, which features an enormous 10-metre marble island with marble-faced drawers, a butler’s pantry, a laundry and powder room. 

A solar-heated swimming pool runs along one wall of the living room, where a floor-to-ceiling window allows a complete view of the water at eye-level.

No expense has been spared in the kitchen, which features an enormous 10-metre marble island (pictured)

No expense has been spared in the kitchen, which features an enormous 10-metre marble island (pictured)

Other standout features include a gym, steam room and futuristic cinema (pictured)

Other standout features include a gym, steam room and futuristic cinema (pictured)

None of the four bathrooms (one pictured) would look out of place in a five-star hotel

Freestanding bathtubs and 'his and hers sinks' create a sense of true opulence

None of the four bathrooms would look out of place in a five-star hotel, with Japanese finger tiles (right), freestanding bathtubs and ‘his and hers’ sinks creating a sense of true opulence (left)

Premium materials have been used throughout, from polished concrete floors to soft leather trims

Premium materials have been used throughout, from polished concrete floors to soft leather trims

The luxury house is on the market with a guide price of $8.5million to $9million

The luxury house is on the market with a guide price of $8.5million to $9million

Premium materials have been used throughout, from polished concrete floors and timber panelled hallways to soft leather trims and natural stone benches.

None of the four bathrooms would look out of place in a five-star hotel, with Japanese finger tiles, freestanding bathtubs and ‘his and hers’ sinks creating a sense of opulence.

Described as a ‘rare opportunity offering the best of Brighton’, the house also has a full CCTV security system, air conditioning and hydronic heating for ultimate comfort all year round.

Timber panels run across the ceilings of the bedrooms (one pictured), which have ensuites, balconies and walk-in wardrobes

Timber panels run across the ceilings of the bedrooms (one pictured), which have ensuites, balconies and walk-in wardrobes

Sprawled across 895 square metres, the house dwarfs the average size of a Victorian home which was 244.8sqm in 2018

Exposed steel girders are left on show in the kitchen (pictured)

Sprawled across 895 square metres, the house dwarfs the average size of a Victorian home which was 244.8sqm in 2018

Private viewings can be arranged through Kay and Burton real estate agent, Alex Schiavo

Private viewings can be arranged through Kay and Burton real estate agent, Alex Schiavo

The upstairs is shrouded in steel trusses and angled copper screens that provide privacy from passersby on the street.

Sprawled across 895 square metres, the house dwarfs the average size of a Victorian home which was 244.8sqm in 2018, according to figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics. 

Private viewings can be arranged through Kay and Burton real estate agent Alex Schiavo, who has set the guide price between $8.5m and $9million (AUD) – over three times the average sale price for the Brighton area.

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