This award winning French Provincial design custom home by renowned Melbourne custom home builder Englehart Homes, won the 2013 HIA award for best display home $750,000 plus. Located at 289 Belmore Road in Balwyn North, La Provence takes you to the grandeur of a French chateau or home of Parisian nobility.
From the street front, four bold yet elegantly tapered classical columns conspire to showcase the stately entrance to this home. Guests approach through the wrought iron entry gate, and traverse Bluestone paving toward the fanlight front door. Above, a Juliet balcony awaits, repelete with customised wrought iron cresting.
Beautiful French casement windows set with classic mouldings complement the facade, and the shingled slate roof. This statement home can’t help but impress and charm!
On entry a soaring foyer of freestanding and engaged columns draws you towards the formal living area. The room is grandly adorned with marble fireplace, glassed cabinetry, French leadlight casement windows,decorative cornices and moulded ceilings.
Look left and you catch a glimpse of a handsome and generous study/guest room with build in shelving and storage and direct access to patio.
Discreetly located beyond the main mirrored foyer is a vestibule allowing secure internal access to the garage and lift.
Central to the home and a stand-out feature of La Provence is a stunning curved stairway, complete with custom-made heart -shaped balustrading, sweeping upwards to meet the balcony that provides access to the three large bedrooms and ensuites. A leadlight dome skylight inlaid with 1260 individual pieces of coloured glass creates a stunning focal pint and floods the house with natural light.
A sweeping curved window wraps around the dining area. The adjacent European style loggia, or ‘outdoor room’ with square colonnades and moulded plaster ceiling complements a stunning 11.5 m wet edge pool.
The quality and craftsmanship that can be seen in this home is typical of the award winning style that Englehart Homes have become renowned for and is a must see for anyone in Melbourne looking to build a luxury home.