This newly built gated brick home is located at 77 Highfield Road in Canterbury, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia. It boasts 5 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms, a 2-story foyer with grand staircase and skylight, formal living and dining rooms, home office, gourmet kitchen with walk-in pantry and laundry room, family room, recreation room with wet bar, home theater, balcony off two secondary bedrooms, two 1-car garages, garden, alfresco dining area with with BBQ, spa and more. The price is available upon request.

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  • Limedaiquar

    Uuuhhmmm…..what?




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    • Kenny Forder

      What???? lol




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      • Limedaiquar

        I mean it COULD be nice. Then I saw the IKEA kitchen. Then the floorplans. It looks like the master closet has no doors…or something. Lol.




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  • Daniel

    It’s a damn dollhouse. The stairway infuriates me.




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  • Bradley

    Love it. The staircase is different, and it works.




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  • NOVA Ben

    Hate it. The staircase is different, and it doesn’t work.

    😉




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  • NOVA Ben

    This doesn’t work at all for me. Squished outside with awkward proportions and ugly garages, and inside just looks cheap. The white Best Buy floor model refrigerator is hilarious.




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    • lambskin

      Exactly.




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  • Grrrowler

    What an…um…interesting…yeah, that’s it, interesting house. It looks like it’s way too big for the lot, and the scale of the garages to the rest of the house is a mess. This would have been a perfect place to use an underground garage “elevator”, but instead it’s got those two horrible single-car garage doors dominating the front. At the very least, the facade could have been moved forward to match closer the front of the garages, and then the doors disguised.

    Inside, I sort of like the butterfly stairway, but I’d probably get tired of it very quickly. The kitchen is a complete joke; I’ve seen loft apartments with bigger kitchens housing higher-end equipment. And, couldn’t the builder find a built-in fridge to fit the space, instead of buying something so generic?




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    • Bradley

      Perhaps when the house was built there was a fridge that fit perfectly in that space, but suppose that fridge died and there could not be found any replacement that fit the newly empty space as well as the predecessor?

      What do you mean when you say the ‘facade could have been moved forward to match closer the front of the garages’? Is the facade not equidistant from the street already?




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  • Grrrowler

    The space in the kitchen looks as if it were specifically designed for a built-in fridge. Across the various high-end brands (Wolf, Sub-Zero, Viking, etc), the sizes are standardized so I doubt that finding a replacement would be difficult. If someone’s Sub-Zero dies, their only option isn’t to go buy something generic from Home Depot. Plus, this IS a new custom-built house; if a built-in fridge died, the builder should have replaced it with one that would fit the space, or altered the space to accommodate what’s available. Anything listed with POA should warrant high-end appliances.

    As for the facade, it’s clear that the garages and entrance portico extend forward beyond the first and second floors. Those elements obviously stick out, which makes them look stuck on. Integrating at least the garages into the rest of the facade would have helped to disguise them. Even putting something other than a flat roof on them and using garage doors with more style would have helped.

    OK, this was supposed to be a reply to Bradley. I apparently clicked the wrong Reply button.




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  • Joejoe509

    Yeah this should have had an underground garage – if at all possible. The garages ruin everything. At the very least, find a way to hide those suckers on the side of the house rather than front and center. The interior is pretty bad but I’ve seen far worse in similar homes. I don’t really mind the staircase to be honest. But like Grrrowler said, I’m sure it would get old after using it every single day. My worst complaint if the foyer area is the BIG blank areas near/above the stairs. Yuck!! They should have been adorned it somehow or add some texture/contrast. The skylight is alright. Again, with some pizzazz it would be much less offensive. The kitchen is pretty bad as others have said.




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  • Oliver

    Facade isnt bad but wayy squished.. Interior is horrendous, and the seperate toilet room/bathroom on the second floor is just plain stupid…




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    • Rocco

      A seperate water closet is very common outside of North America.




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  • Rocco

    The floorplans are actually nice. They obviously skipped the high-end appliances and woodwork – which is something that can be fixed. The layout is good. It’s in an established dense exclusive part of the city where many celebrities and wealthy immigrants live – sort of like BH, HH, Weho in California. So land is also at a premium and parking on the street isn’t an option.

    I admit I don’t get the Australian/Canadian house perspective – specifically when it comes to facades, but the median home price in Cantebury is over a million – maybe they built the house and plan on properly decorating as they live in it.




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