Brighton East: Neighbours’ house turned into seven-car garage

13 Creswick St, Brighton East - for herald sun real estate

13 Creswick St, Brighton East, might just have Melbourne’s best garage – it used to be the neighbour’s house.

A Brighton East compound like a “Whitsundays resort” is offering buyers a house just to park their cars in.

The unusual garage gambit has room for up to seven vehicles, a turntable, Tasmanian oak floorboards, and a glass wall so you can see your pride and joy from the backyard.

It was created after the current owners of 13 Creswick St bought the neighbouring property over the back fence in Churchill Court.

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But with the owners ready to move on, the neighbourhood power move is revving up to smash the local price record.

Buxton Bentleigh’s Todd Dixon said a sale in the home’s $6.98m-$7.35m price guide would “smash” the suburb’s $6.3m high-water mark.

“It’s one consolidated block, which was two separate titles,” Mr Dixon said.

“But they gutted the house on Churchill (Court) and made it into a big garage.”

13 Creswick St, Brighton East - for herald sun real estate (low res)

The nondescript Churchill Court entrance to the home’s impressive garage.

13 Creswick St, Brighton East - for herald sun real estate (low res)

Ever parked your car on Tasmanian oak floorboards?

13 Creswick St, Brighton East - for herald sun real estate

The lavish compound has a backyard built like a “Whitsundays resort”.

The second home also has a self-contained unit with a bedroom, living space and kitchen.

A metal frame was added to support a second-storey extension in the future while transforming it.

“So it could be changed back into a home and subdivided,” Mr Dixon said.

But with the backyard fence torn down to make full use of a northwest orientation, the sprawling 1343sq m block has significant appeal as a private oasis that “just feels like you are in a Whitsundays resort”.

13 Creswick St, Brighton East - for herald sun real estate

Comfortable living spaces in the main residence offer plenty of room to park yourself.

13 Creswick St, Brighton East - for herald sun real estate

And the crystal chandeliers in the kitchen should help impress guests who aren’t car fans.

13 Creswick St, Brighton East - for herald sun real estate (low res)

Cosy gas fireplaces add appeal for winter weather.

A granite-paved courtyard joins a 15sq m pool with a sunlounge shelf that adjoins a barbecue zone in prime position between the main home and the garage.

The backyard also hosts a gym, and a soundproofed theatre caters for rainy days.

“It’s a big space … you could play the drums or the electric guitar without disturbing anyone,” Mr Dixon said.

Luxury features in the four-bedroom main residence include French oak floors, twin crystal chandeliers in the kitchen and Wolf appliances.

13 Creswick St, Brighton East - for herald sun real estate

Is it just us, or do those light fittings look suspiciously like indicators?

13 Creswick St, Brighton East - for herald sun real estate

The open-plan living zones are all oriented for natural light.

13 Creswick St, Brighton East - for herald sun real estate (low res)

The extraordinary compound as seen from above.

The Hamptons-style home has a study, multiple living areas, a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite in every bedroom, plus views to Brighton Golf Course.

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