If you thought old homes were traditionally dark and gloomy think again, this 3 bed 2 bath has been transformed with unique and innovative ideas to bring glorious natural light flooding in. The rebirth of this home is a masterclass in how to do it, and how to do it well.
Combining the beauty of the original character features with a modern extension takes skill, and here the contrast between the old original house and the sensational 21st century extension is architectural and perfectly seamless.
There are 3 lovely bedrooms, a separate upstairs wing houses 2 bedrooms and a practical family bathroom while the master bedroom is in the original part of the home and has its own personal bathroom beautifully designed with double vanities and shower. Adjacent to this suite, through double doors, is one of 2 living spaces, this one a characterful room with crisp cornices and decorative high ceiling and an example of the clever built-in storage that the owners have incorporated throughout. Down the hallway, is where the magic happens an open-plan space rigorously designed around a delightful private courtyard which along with a plethora of bespoke skylights, literally bounces the natural light off the stunning wood floors and into every corner. This area incorporates living, dining and a superb kitchen, plus a fitted-out laundry/butlers pantry with a guest w.c.
It's all rather clever, from the appeal of the front facade, with its bull-nosed verandah and lush formal garden to the zen-like quality of the central courtyard, perfect for outside dining. In addition you have a single garage from the rear laneway which can be opened-up for more valuable off-street parking. This a generous block for the inner-city.
As for the area, 'urbanites' will love the contrasts of this sought after location where you can enjoy the friendly neighborhood where cafes and shops abound and a short stroll takes you into Northbridge, The City or glorious Hyde Park for a summer picnic or concert.
- 3 Bedrooms
- 2 contemporary Bathrooms
- Open-plan living/dining/kitchen
- Separate sitting room
- Laundry/butlers pantry
- Guest w.c
- Bull nosed verandah
- Timber flooring
- High ceilings throughout
- Architecturally designed skylights
- European appliances including gas cooktop and dishwasher
- Central private courtyard
- Single garage plus additional off-street parking
- Copious storage solutions
If you are seeking the city lifestyle, love both contemporary architecture and the charm of period properties, then this superbly restored and extended home could literally be the light of your life.
Council: $2,348.17 pa
Water: $1,508.78 pa