A carefully curated renovation of this 1920s Arts & Crafts home has created a four bedroom plus study residence in which the original period character is enhanced by an addition of contemporary architecture and its connection to superb natural surrounds. As it flows through from an inter-war front, the home culminates in an open-planned yet zoned celebration of light and proportion that is perfectly united with a tree canopy framing a northern alfresco entertaining area.
Set behind an immaculately landscaped garden and traditional front hedge, the home reveals its tastefully preserved origins under three metre ceilings and with original Baltic Pine underfoot, before transitioning to an open-planned rear. Here, the home creates a dramatic sense of occasion under a modern, double-height ceiling where the kitchen/dining and living areas connect effortlessly to an alfresco diners deck. Paying homage to Melbourne architecture of the mid twentieth century, textures include a palette of Australian materials – Murray Pine, Sydney Blue Gum and Harcourt granite – these underly the brilliantly light-filled rear of the home.
Upstairs with a mezzanine style study area and ensuite, the main bedroom offers a sense of parental sanctuary. Features include period fireplaces, a kitchen with walk-in pantry, as well as split system & ducted air conditioning.
This is a premium family oriented pocket – suburban yet still sufficiently inner city – in that it offers easy access to an impressive selection of elite private schools, Harp Village dining, High Street trams, city-bound buses and plenty of glorious open parkland. Due Diligence Checklist