Behind a striking Edwardian façade in the serene tree-lined streets of Middle Park, this contemporary five-bedroom family residence of palatial proportions encapsulates the best Melbourne has to offer. An inspired renovation over two levels has skillfully maximised space and natural light, achieving a striking balance between contemporary comfort and authentic period charm. A bright entry with leadlight windows, high-ceilings and an arching hall is adjacent to a generous formal sitting or den/home-office bathed in natural light. The relaxed dining and living areas complete with open fireplace, cached temperature-controlled wine cellar (850 bottle capacity) and custom built-in cabinetry are complemented by an epicurean kitchen with Calacatta marble island bench and European appliances. The ultimate outdoor area comprises self-cleaning, solar heated pool and spa, and vertical herb garden. A stunning main suite features a glorious walk-in dressing room, ornamental fireplace and two ensuite bathrooms. The light-filled second floor features four bedrooms with built in wardrobes, well-appointed laundry, central bathroom, rumpus, retreat and atrium-style courtyard with retractable awning. A completely self-contained studio with balcony, kitchenette and bathroom presides above the secure double garage with brilliant rear access to Little Page Street. This ideal position is just a stone's throw away from Albert Park Lake and the Middle Park Foreshore, several desirable shopping precincts, the light rail to the city and schools such as Middle Park Primary School, Galilee Regional Catholic Primary School, Wesley College, Melbourne Grammar and St. Michael's. Land size 472sqm approx..