A beautiful canopy of Plane trees runs along Victoria Avenue in the coveted Golden Mile precinct forms the backdrop to this impressive two-storey slate roofed Victorian mansion c1879. Presenting a rare opportunity to purchase a landmark home of historic and architectural significance designed by the renowned architect John Beswicke who was responsible for several significant properties in the Eastern suburbs including two other homes in Victoria Ave*, the Hawthorn Town Hall, plus other notable suburban town halls and the nearby Auburn Village shops.
Gracing an expansive allotment with neatly maintained gardens, hedges and ornamental trees, a heated pool and a night-lit tennis court. This impressive, immaculately maintained residence boasts an exquisite interior exemplifying the elegance of the Victorian era with a perfect combination of period features including iron lacework verandahs, coloured leadlight glass, OFPs (1 marble), high ceilings with ornate cornices, ceiling roses combined with the generous proportions representing its traditional character. Past renovations and a spectacular extension added a superb contemporary update to the gracious interior which features dark stained floors arched hallways, large and strategically positioned windows delivering loads of natural light, a sitting room, study, powder room and laundry. The staircase with a lovely stained glass window leads to four bedrooms with built-in robes, two with ensuites plus a family bathroom and a large retreat.
The rear extension has a "wow" factor with dining, expansive living and superbly equipped stainless steel kitchen including prestige Barazza and Miele appliances and WIP. Enhanced by floor-to-ceiling glass walls and a ceiling void designed to maximise northern light and open up to the garden, pool and spa alongside a pavilion with a bathroom, built-in BBQ, plus the court.
Luxuriously appointed other features include an alarm, hydronic heating, split-system cooling and ducted vacuum, surround sound, ample storage including a pavilion storeroom, remote gates and double garage/storage with secure internal access and off street parking for two. This rare opportunity is further enhanced by its close proximity to Whitehorse or Maling Road shops and cafes, the Balwyn Cinema plus many of Melbourne's finest schools, parklands and public transport options, including Canterbury station; all of which enhances the lifestyle appeal of this prestigious location.
*Awarded Melbourne's Best Street in 2004 Due Diligence Checklist