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History and grandeur
Architectural grandeur is the hallmark of Mount Martha real estate but you can still find a rich variety of property. There’s ultra modern architecture with views of Port Philip Bay, palatial mansions near ‘The Village’, new units and townhouses near the Bentons Square shopping centre and family estates like Sefton Grange, Bentley Cove and Osborne Rise. There’s are still some relics of history to be enjoyed in Mount Martha like the 230 hectare ‘The Briars’ homestead and wildlife sanctuary.
A list of Mount Martha housing locations:
The Mount Martha side of Bentons Road is home to 3 distinctly different established areas. On the Eastern side of racecourse road, there are small subdivisions with large homes on 1000m2+ allotments, generally built in a ‘contemporary country’ style. This area was developed from approximately 2006-2007.
On the Western side of racecourse road, modern suburban homes were built from around 2006 in quiet surrounds, generally with 700-800m2 allotments. Prominent roads in Bentley Cove include Marriott Drive. Closer to Dunns Road, there are older homes with more affordable price entry points, particularly in the subdivisions close to the Bentons Square shopping centre and around Harrap Road. Neighbourhood amenities include the Bentons Square shopping centre, Bentons Square community centre, Bentons Junior College and childcare centres.
“Old Mount Martha”
Part of this area is defined by Bentons Road, Nepean Highway, Dunns Road and Craigie Road. Housing typically consists of 3 and 4 bedroom 1980’s brick veneer project homes, some of which have been renovated. There is an increasing amount of new high density units and townhouses being developed here as at 2011, particularly on Green Island Avenue. Old Mount Martha also describes an area beachside of Nepean Hwy north of The Village.
This is a circa. 2009 subdivision by Melbourne developer Central Equity Land. It’s a family oriented area with a rolling landscape characterised by a central park and Harrap Creek. There are a wide range of modern housing styles generally suited to growing families.
Originally this area was to be developed into a retirement community. A change of view saw this subdivision of approximately 52 lots be developed in around 12 months during 2009-2010 by a Mornington Peninsula developer. The land sizes range from 438m2 to 878m2. Housing typically consists of modern family sized homes.
This is another land subdivision by the Wallis Watson company, The Grange features abundant blossom trees used in the streetscapes. Original cherry plum trees have been preserved also adding to the botanic nature of this Mount Martha housing estate. Pedestrian access features prominently in this subdivision. Land sizes aver approx 850m2 in the Grange Subdivision which is close to Bentons Square shopping centre.
With it’s enviable position on the hillside, Waterview Ridge in Mount Martha offers wide open views across Port Phillip Bay. There are only 176 land allotments, each an average of approx 1500sqm. Waterview Ridge land parcels have strong covenants which control the types of home that can be built in Waterview Ridge. Most homes are large family properties, some with swimming pools and tennis courts. The developer used seeds collected onsite to grow many of the trees and plants that you see in the subdivision.