A historic Toorak house, similar to a secret building from 007, has flown out of the market. And while there’s no tech savvy ‘Q’ on hand, this cool property has plenty of gadgets to impress.
An iconic Toorak mansion with a secret spy-like garage that once housed a famous caterer sold out in just 10 days.
The French-inspired home in 7 Ottawa Road houses a driveway featuring a hidden remote-controlled panel that allows authorized visitors direct access to the basement and James Bond-style six-car art gallery, located next to a wine cellar.
The property was advertised with price hopes of $12-12.8 million.
Interested buyers were invited to submit expressions of interest by June 20.
However, Robert Fletcher, director of Forbes Global Properties, 60 people inspected the three-bedroom home in its first week on the market.
“A local family who have long admired the property took the time to acquire it,” Mr Fletcher said.
He declined to comment on the sale price, but the Herald Sun understands the abode sold for a sum at the upper end of its price range.
Mr Fletcher said he was not surprised by the level of interest in the house which has 3.5m high ceilings, large fireplaces and French windows.
“I think because it’s an iconic property, a lot of people want to come and see what it’s all about,” he said.
The stately home previously sold in 2019 for $11.1 million.
Mr Fletcher said the seller did not use the site as a primary residence.
The property was built by renowned caterer Peter Rowland, whose company caters for some of Melbourne’s biggest events, including the Melbourne Cup Carnival, Formula 1 and Motorcycling Grand Prix and the Australian International Airshow.
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Originally published as Toorak mansion with James Bond-style garage posts ‘ghost-tacular’ sale in just 10 days