A maximalist haven decked out with designer wallpaper, a Japanese bonsai backyard, and a sauna-solarium room is popping heads in Melbourne’s east.
House owners Fiona and Rusty Lang have lived within the six-bedroom home at 334 Maroondah Freeway, Croydon, for six years and got down to renovate it in 2020 “from the entrance fence to the very again”.
This included updating the 2 self-contained bungalows on the 1780sq m property, including a Japanese bonsai backyard and decking out the inside with maximalist paraphernalia.
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“I like that maximalist fashion, that’s what I bond with,” Ms Lang mentioned.
She added her love for trend influenced the Versace wallpaper lining the principle bed room and Gucci wallpaper in its adjoining walk-in wardrobe — additionally full with a statue of a person draped in an Alexander McQueen scarf.
Vivid and vibrant wallpapers are additionally seen within the residence’s entrance in an African jungle-style print, the place a zebra head is positioned on the wall.
Varied different animal heads and statues are discovered all through the house, principally sourced from the couple’s good friend and proprietor of Daqua Interiors, a furnishings and homewares retailer in South Yarra.
“We additionally sourced loads of antiques from across the nation,” Ms Lang mentioned.
Barry Plant Croydon agent Daniel Cassar mentioned there was even a jaguar taxidermy which was “most likely value about $30,000”.
The statues and fittings aren’t included within the sale, however Ms Lang mentioned some gadgets have been negotiable for consumers.
“If somebody is into that stuff, (the distributors) will promote it,” Mr Cassar added.
“The property is an expertise … it’s a superb household residence for somebody with an adolescent or aged dad and mom due to the 2 self-contained bungalows which are separate to the home. And the home windows are double glazed so it’s quiet as a mouse.”
Different eye-catching options embody a sauna and solarium room, seen in itemizing pictures with pink partitions and a neon signal, plus previous Chinese language doorways which price about $5000 and result in a health club, workshop and adjoining three-car storage.
Tying into the Japanese theme of the backyard, a mural beside the out of doors swimming pool replicates Japanese artist Hokusai’s well-known portray, The Nice Wave — which additionally adorns the wallpaper in the principle front room.
“It might be an actual celebration home,” Mr Cassar mentioned. “They’ve spared completely no expense and so they’re very home proud folks.”
The house has a $2m-$2.2m price ticket.
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