Cotton On Group part-owner Ash Hardwick and his wife, Samantha, are offloading their incredible St Kilda West pad.
The director and stockholder of the major international retail brand — which includes Cotton On, Cotton On Kids, Factorie, Typo and Supre — is selling 335 Beaconsfield Parade with$ 8- $8.8 m cost hopes.
Mr Hardwick told Property Insiders he bought the block in 2006 when it hosted two buildings being used as bed and breakfast accommodation called Robinson’s By the Sea.
He undertook extensive renovations in 2011 to create the marvellous modern residency behind the heritage facade.
His wife, who has previously worked for the Cotton On brand, said it was hard to say goodbye to the four-bedroom waterfront property where they had their two children, Jack and Charlie.
“Being able to live in such a beautiful, vibrant region with the beach and great parks, but still having a house that was so private and quiet, was something so valuable to us, ” Mrs Hardwick said.
“I love the big-hearted doubled doorways at the back of the house that allow for such great flowing within and outside, with plenty of liberty for kids in the backyard.”
The family were refurbishing their brand-new house in Geelong, where the Cotton On Group headquarters were located, she said.
“Ash’s business is up here so it just made sense, ” Ms Hardwick said.
“We still have a waterfront up here and two laids of grandparents nearby, which is great for our little kids.”
Cotton On Group started in Geelong, where Mr Hardwick’s cousin, Nigel Austin, launched the first storages in 1991. While the company has expanded to 18 countries all over the world, its primary world substantiate centre still remains in the family’s hometown.
Kay& Burton South Yarra agent Andrew Sehar said highlights of the St Kilda West house included an impressive open-plan living zone with a marble kitchen, landscaped gardens and an heightened swimming pool.
An upstairs formal living room with an adjoining balcony overlooking the water is another special feature.
Other highlightings include a study with a marble mantelpiece, a children’s playroom attached to the kitchen, a large underground cellar and a CBUS system.
“We’ve had a mix of younger and older families interested so far, ” Mr Sehar said.
“I think the versatile floorplan with multiple living areas is something that pleas to those with older children.”
He said the eased real estate coronavirus rules had inspired the marketers to roster with an express of interest campaign closing on November 12.
CoreLogic records indicate the belonging previously selling off $2.2 m in 2006.
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