Superbly located in a prized neighbourhood celebrated for its heritage homes and proximity to trams, trains, and Chapel Street, this outstanding Balaclava residence presents a captivating mix of Victorian era charm and elegance coupled with sleek enhancements designed for effortless contemporary liveability in north-facing splendour.
Beautifully maintained, the single-fronted, block-fronted weatherboard facade is picture-perfect with ornate ironwork verandah and plantation-shuttered windows in front of a neatly landscaped front garden. Inside, soaring ceilings and a Blackbutt solid timber hallway framed by a decorative arch leads towards the light-filled open-plan main living/dining area. Boldened by a red glass splashback and a matching trio of pendant lights, the stylish kitchen has natural stone bench tops, NEFF appliances, including gas cook top and convection/microwave oven, a F&P twin dish-drawer dishwasher, and sleek cabinetry with soft-close drawers. With its own entrance from the front sideway, the home-office zone with built-in custom polished Blackbutt desk and sleek cabinetry, offers a sophisticated work-from-home space enhanced by large format automated skylight windows with shutters allowing for light, air flow, or shade.
Enhancing seamless indoor/outdoor living and entertaining, bi-fold doors open to the expansive north-facing L-shaped alfresco dining deck with auto awning and gas-plumbed barbecue area. Adorned with stunning ceiling roses, the two bedrooms in the front section of the home are of a good-size, with quality carpets and built-in robes, while the recently upgraded bathroom has a stone twin-vanity and luxe walk-in shower with dual head rain shower. Includes Euro laundry, attic storage with pull down ladder, central heating plus split system, and back-to-base security and alarm system. There is a rear lane auto roller-door entrance and off-street parking.
In this outstanding location, you can be in the CBD in 10 minutes, or relaxing by a bayside beach in equal time. It's also just a few minutes' walk to Balaclava station, city trams are at the end of the street, and Carlisle and Chapel Street shops are also close by. Due Diligence Checklist