Seaholme landmark featuring swanky cinema headlines at near-record price

A swanky house in Melbourne’s western suburbs with a vintage-looking cinema and beer on tap has produced this area’s second-highest record price. SEE INSIDE.

A “landmark” stunner in Melbourne’s west home to a jaw-dropping old-school cinema has reeled in Seaholme’s second-highest record price with a $2.81m sale.

The 47 Esplanade house’s other star features include a full bar with on-tap beer, temperature controlled wine room, lap pool and Port Phillip Bay views.

First National Real Estate Barlow McEwan Tribe agent Anthony Molinia said the home’s previous owners installed the basement cinema with “very expensive” recliner chairs.

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Mr Molinia described the basement as “amazing”.

“But I think the views are probably the best part of the property,” he said.

“For Altona or Seaholme, it’s what we call a landmark home because of its unique location on the Esplanade and it’s got more than 180 degree views, because the balcony wraps around the corner.

“The balcony is sort of on an angle, with sneak peak views of the city, there is well over 200 degree views from the property.”

Mr Molinia said multiple bidders competed for the “Seaholme stunner” at a Saturday auction, with a $2.3m first bid kickstarting the action.

A couple with grandchildren won the keys.

“They said that when they have their family over, they will at least have plenty of room,” Mr Molinia said.

“As soon as we signed the contact, the champagne popped.”

He said the property’s owners decided to sell to be closer to their children’s schools.

Mr Molinia previously sold the four-bedroom house to them in 2011 for $2.05m.

About 130 people looked through the home prior to the weekend’s auction, including potential buyers from Port Melbourne, Essendon and Point Cook.

The waterfront residence is located on the same street as Seaholme’s record house price holder, a four-bedroom property at 13 Esplanade which sold for $2,888m in 2016.

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