3 Omana Ave, Epsom

Painstakingly and passionately recreated to pay a grand homage to its original 1940s state this Epsom house is a mix of classical tradition and modern living.

The house is controlled by seven iPads and has a basement room full of electronics for the owners to monitor and control the house - wherever in the world they may be.

A beautifully constructed cedar trapezoidal feature wall that was inspired by the Shanghai World Finance Centre leads to the ground floor. The cedar is repeated on the front door, garage and side gates - a light contrast to the dark hues of the Mt Eden stone extensively used in the garden terracing and front chimney.

The large, airy kitchen is equipped with German storage fittings, with sleek cabinets and benches.


Upstairs, the master-suite includes a bathtub next to fold-back windows where soakers can gaze into the nearby treetops. On the main floor, decks with classically potted hedges open up from all the living rooms.

On the ground floor is a bedroom suite and rumpus room with a wet bar and a luxurious sauna. Doors open from here to the terraced garden and pool.

The entire garden is filled with native plants and ground covers to make it as maintenance-free as possible, although over time it is planned to become a rambling, private oasis.

What it's worth
Size: Land 1072sq m, house 400sq m.
CV: Over $4 million.
Features: Immaculately renovated house with state-of-the-art electronic controls (including seven iPads), high-end kitchen and bathrooms.