Offering enduring family appeal, this iconic Arnaud Wright-designed residence was constructed for his own family in the early 1930s and showcases his outstanding quality of design, build and attention to detail. A regal timber paneled entrance hall featuring a sweeping staircase flows into exceptionally proportioned living spaces. Refined craftsmanship is reflected in the ornate classical features, elaborate leadlight windows and traditional cabinetry throughout. Grand proportions define gracious formal sitting, dining and family rooms and, filled with northern light, a charming conservatory with metal framed arched windows creates a tranquil retreat.
Offered for the first time in over 40 years, set back from a leafy tree-lined avenue and framed by English-style gardens and slate paving front and rear, period features abound such as two open fireplaces, sash windows, warm timber paneling and decorative ceilings. A marble butler's pantry, kitchen, laundry and bedroom/study complete the ground floor. On the first floor four generous bedrooms (expansive main with dressing room) share two bathrooms.
Additional attributes include powder room, cellar, garaging for two vehicles, ample storage throughout, all in a coveted pocket in walking distance to leading schools, Kooyong Village and tennis club, station, trams and parks, offering an unparalleled family lifestyle. On a magnificent allotment of 945sqm approx, this substantial home provides opportunity to embark on a sensitive architect's renovation, while preserving its period qualities, with scope to reconfigure or expand the existing floorplan (STCA).
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