There are plenty of conversation starters at this wild Mt Waverley pad on one of Monash’s best streets.
Built by En Vogue Home’s owner Simon Theobold as his own home, 12 Sherwood Rd is on the market with an asking price of $3.2-$3.5 million.
Boasting a massive underground cellar hidden behind a hatch in the kitchen floor and an epic floor-to-ceiling glass waterfall upon arrival, the five-bedroom house is a real head-turner.
There’s even an electric fire station roller door effortlessly extending the indoors to an alfresco space.
Reed Mt Waverley agent Pam Nugent said the 16-year-old property was ahead of its time when built; it’s now being sold by Mr Theobold.
“For something that was built 16 years ago, it meets today’s standards of architectural design,” Ms Nugent said.
“Inside is a ceiling-to-floor waterfall and it’s just such a gentle background rhythm — I’d never seen that in a property.”
Party tricks made the house the most popular birthday spot for kids at Mr Theobold’s son’s school, Ms Nugent said.
“His son goes to school and every kid in his class knows where he lives — it’s become a bit of an icon in the area. Going back 16 years ago, (Mr Theobold) had people driving past, coming to have a look, and they’ve looked at it ever since.”
Ms Nugent said Sherwood St’s unmistakeable palm trees were planted by the local council after deciding in the 1930s it was to be the “dearest street of Mt Waverley”.
“It just gave it a touch that is unique in the area,” she said.