July 31, 2020 10min read
A design of unparalleled luxury across two storeys, it is without doubt one of the grandest home we have ever built. The bold colour scheme is all about bringing a new direction to the Classic Hamptons look by turning up the luxe factor with dramatic contrasts, matching sleek new fittings with aged textures, and adding splashes of metallic hues to the cabinetry.
Open the front double doors and be welcomed into a grand entry with oak herringbone patterned parquetry style flooring that passes the study and formal lounge that leads you through to the free-flowing open plan kitchen, dining and family room where the soaring double storey ceiling void takes center stage.
Designed first and foremost as an entertainer’s home, you can cook up a storm without being inhibited by your own space thanks to the deluxe kitchen, dining area with a view to the feature wine cellar, and poolside alfresco serviced by a clever bifold servery window. There’s also a dedicated home theatre room for added luxury where you can bring Hollywood right into your own home. Together, they create a remarkable social area.
From the street, the Hamptons-inspired Long Island façade is a modern take on classic façade design that radiates a new sense of class. With its combination of Hebel, Scyon linea boards and traditional mouldings in shades of grey contrasted with timber windows and glazed front door painted in white, the Astor Grange’s façade features a bolder palette than is traditionally seen in a classically styled facade.
The Entry & Formal Lounge
The grand double front door welcomes you warmly to step inside and see what the Astor Grange has to offer. Once inside, the exclusivity of this home is apparent as you’re greeted with a plush chaise lounge gracing the herringbone patterned floor and you see the stunning architectural details, such as tongue and groove panelling on the walls, ornate cornices and profile doors – all which add to the classic authenticity of this home.
From this moment, it’s clear that you’re standing in a Classic Hamptons interior, but immediately it feels different. Bucking the tradition of the more demure white-on-white Hamptons palette, this home proves the power of moody blues and greys with its striking colour and chic dose of pattern, reinventing this enduring style.
Adding to the luxury feel of this home is the opulent formal lounge with its series of columnades, coffered ceiling and feature fireplace. For a bold look, we’ve gone darker on the main walls in the lounge and entry and light on the trims. Contrasting light and dark this way has created a dramatic space to enjoy with a glass of wine and the fire on.
Nothing is missed in the Astor Grange’s well-appointed kitchen positioned centrally to the right side of the home. The kitchen features nearly 13m of bench space, an oversized island bench, and a generous galley kitchen and walk in pantry.
The galley and walk in pantry have been designed for storing food, bulky everyday appliances, as an “out of the way” prep space or a spot to hide the dirty dishes to keep the main kitchen gorgeous while impressing guests with your culinary skills.
Upstairs, in a nod to seven-star style, the master bedroom merges with the colossal ensuite in an open plan design, and also includes a beautifully appointed walk-in-robe, parents retreat and private balcony that becomes a beautiful sundeck in summer.
The three ‘minor’ bedrooms, all with ensuites and walk in robes, will delight any family member or visitor. And with a rumpus connecting the bedrooms and the added bonus of an outdoor terrace to enjoy on hot summer nights, there’s enough space to come together or to be alone.
Joining the Porter Davis Prestige range in 2016, the Astor Grange remains the most wanted home for families with younger, teenage or adult children living at home; multi-generational families, as well as smaller families that regularly host visitors. Why? This grand home literally has it all.
There’s no other home quite like the Astor Grange at Upper Point Cook.