Monet the artist was forever searching for new textures and new effects in his paintings and in his garden. He always broke the rules, combining the traditional and historical with the recent and contemporary.


This stunning house by Melbourne builder Enterprise Constructions, fittingly named the ‘Monet’ won the 2012 MBAV Best National Display home over $500,000 Award, demonstrating the same wonderful blending of old and new.

The Melbourne house is a timeless architectural classic echoing the grand old homes of provincial France, while the exceptional features, materials and luxurious quality belong right in today’s world.

Natural light and space embrace you on entering this lovely dwelling. French doors and frameless floor-to-ceiling windows, including a stunning bay window, enable a view of the Mediterranean themed courtyard with its central water feature.

High coffered ceilings, ornate cornices, oak floor parquetry with meticulously handcrafted Antoinette borders and a hand-carved limestone fireplace contribute to a feeling of grandeur.

Expansive living zones lead to a stunning alfresco dining area for outside entertaining, perhaps with a late movie in the leisure/cinema room. All are designed for today’s lifestyle.

An integrated coffee machine waits to make your early morning cappuccino. Sit at the stunning island bench made of white Italian Calacatta marble. State-of-the-art fittings to satisfy the chef, and a walk-in pantry with wine racks, allow more than ample storage space.

The master bedroom has an en suite of floor-to-ceiling marble, twin vanities with Grohe tap ware and a convenient spacious walk-in-wardrobe.

This is a house to live and end enjoy.