American sportsman interested in buying 127-year-old Melbourne mansion

Mystery American sportsman interested in buying 127-year-old Melbourne mansion with a 2,000-bottle wine cellar

One of Melbourne‘s grandest old homes has caught the eye of a famous U.S. sports star after it was listed for an eye-watering $18-19million.

Agents handling the sale of the three-storey 19th century home received a direct inquiry from the unnamed celebrity, reports the Herald Sun.

The heritage mansion, known as ‘Grandview’, is located in the prestige suburb of Prahran, and boasts six-bedrooms and six-bathrooms. 

A six-bedroom heritage mansion in Melbourne's Prahran has caught the eye of a famous U.S. sports star after it was listed for an eye-watering $18-19million

A six-bedroom heritage mansion in Melbourne’s Prahran has caught the eye of a famous U.S. sports star after it was listed for an eye-watering $18-19million

Last selling for a local record of $16million in 2020, the 1,670sqm home is a dazzling blend of Old World opulence and contemporary luxury.

Built circa 1895, the home has retained many of its original design features despite a  series of renovations under different owners.

Highlights include a beautiful main entrance with stain-glass doors, ornate archways, marble fireplace mantles and tessellated floors.

The ground floor boasts a formal dining room, several lounge areas for entertaining and relaxation, and a home office

The ground floor boasts a formal dining room, several lounge areas for entertaining and relaxation, and a home office 

The ground floor boasts a formal dining room, several lounge areas for entertaining and relaxation, and a home office.

A magnificent stone kitchen includes a breakfast island and butler’s pantry, and overlooks a large terrace, perfect for alfresco dining.

The master bedroom features a wrap-around balcony, dressing room and marble ensuite.

There is a wine cellar large enough to accommodate 2,000 bottles (pictured)

There is a wine cellar large enough to accommodate 2,000 bottles (pictured)

There is also a flood-lit tennis court, a 17-metre heated swimming pool and a wine cellar large enough to accommodate 2,000 bottles.

Other highlights include a guest bedroom, which could be converted into a gym, a laundry and powder room.

Grandview was a rental property on the market for $2,350 a week before it last changed hands in 2020.

There is also a flood-lit tennis court (pictured), as well as a 17-metre heated swimming pool

There is also a flood-lit tennis court (pictured), as well as a 17-metre heated swimming pool 

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