Nissen House - Benchmark Bayside Mid Century Modern

Superbly located in the highly sought-after Beaumaris Secondary College zone, sensitively restored and thoughtfully updated this timeless 4 bedroom, plus study, 3 bathroom family entertainer is magnificently underscored by a versatile range of light-filled interiors and sun-swept exteriors. The quality of the detail is truly exceptional and defined by unified and meticulously crafted flawless finishes.

Recently celebrated in Melbourne’s own Mid Century Modern bible “Beaumaris Modern” and Atomic Ranch’s design edition, the ‘Nissen House’ designed by BK Hanmer has been carefully curated since construction in 1961. The thrilling split level design, open plan and high ceilings originally featured in a 1963 publication of “Australian House and Garden” showcasing its avante garde, now timeless attributes.Securely set behind high walls, make a grand entry through a row of ornamental pear trees into an entrance hall introducing living and entertaining spaces flowing in all directions.

Filled with northern light, an inviting living room dramatically pivots a Basalite-bricked chimney, an imposing centrepiece linking the three split levels. To the right enjoy a cocktail bar with a built-in sofa to one side, and a wall of glass that opens up to reveal a north-facing, solar-heated pool, framed by a deck, terraced seating and majestic palm trees. To the left find yourself in the swinging sixties in a sunken lounge TV den with bespoke joinery.The home seamlessly integrates the old and the new with a designer kitchen showcasing Smeg and Asko appliances, a stone-topped island bench and breakfast bar, timber cabinetry, concealed fridge space, and a walk-in pantry. This gleaming workspace is complemented by spacious open-plan living and dining with entertaining at the forefront, the inspired layout providing picturesque outlooks from every room.

Clever use of the deep block continues with a flexible family room offering all the space you need, seamlessly allowing a separation of the zoned living and dining spaces with a large hidden sliding door. This rear wing also stages one of the robed bedrooms, a luxe semi-ensuite/powder room, and a large study taking care of home office duties, before stepping outside to alfresco dining, privately positioned alongside a lush lawn.Venture upstairs to the remaining bedrooms, the palatial main boasting a dressing room, a commanding balcony overlooking the garden and treetops, and a fully tiled ensuite with a luxurious bath, walk-in shower and timber-topped vanity. The family-sized bathroom features a similar palette and layout, while one of the bedrooms offers a handy built-in desk.

Set in landscaped grounds with auto-gated two car off-street parking, the list of special features is comprehensive including an updated laundry with benches and cabinetry, handy storage unit, hydronic heating and split-system air conditioning throughout, and block-out roller blinds. All the style-focused elements of classic Mid-Century Modern design are on dazzling display including full-height windows, gently sloped ceilings, exposed brick, and Tasmanian oak flooring.This family haven is moments from Stella Maris Primary School, Beaumaris Primary School, Bayside beaches, iconic golf courses, local parkland, and the Concourse Shopping Centre. Prestigious Bayside living without compromise.


4 3 2
Address 56 Cloris Ave
Price SOLD
Property Type residential
Property ID 1280
Category House

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