LAUREL AVENUE CHARM - ELEVATED RIVERSIDE ESTATE
With its elevated position on prestigious Laurel Avenue and classic river views, this stately 1930s homestead has been lovingly preserved to now offer supremely elegant original features along with luxurious modern additions including a pool and sprawling riverside deck. Like most of the other homes along this most tightly held and highly desired stretch of the river, number 177 offers a truly enchanting facade with its perfectly maintained heritage styling complemented by 1032m2 of classically manicured grounds all situated behind a white picket fence.
Stepping inside, the charm and graceful air continues with a wide entrance hall running the length of the home and immediately setting the tone with its high, 10ft ceilings and beautifully wide timber floors which are prevalent throughout the upper floor. The formal suite of rooms are located to the immediate left, and are an absolute picture of elegance with their original stained glass windows and doors, lofty inlaid ceilings and grand proportions.
The main master suite is located opposite and is most spacious, with its own dressing room and ensuite as well as a picturesque bay window which looks out over the stunning formal front garden. Working through the house, there are an additional two bedrooms (one with river views), as well as a family bathroom, children’s play area and a wonderful, light-filled sleep out, onto which all three bedrooms open.
The rear of the home is very much dedicated to relaxed living and entertaining, with the casual dining area and kitchen able to take full advantage of the property’s position. For situated high above the river, this whole space enjoys stunning views of verdant greenery and river from two entire walls of windows. The kitchen really is a focus here with white country-style cabinetry both setting the tone and working in so well with the home’s original era. While generous bench space provides plenty of room for preparation and serving, quality appliances make cooking a breeze. There is even easy access to the adjacent deck via a set of server windows. Even though it is a fairly new addition, the sprawling covered deck really is a highlight of this home, with its generous dimensions large enough for entertaining a crowd and its superior views and breezes such a winning feature.
The downstairs level is also a recent edition, with the cream interior remaining very much in keeping with the rest of the home while at the same time offering hard wearing surfaces to allow the area to be used as a really functional games room, entertainment zone or teenage retreat; especially given its close proximity to the pool. On this level are a further two bedrooms (bringing the total to five), both of which have built-in wardrobes, french doors opening out onto the terrace and use of a shared bathroom which again, is very much in keeping with the home’s overall style. There is also plentiful storage, a dual car garage and European-style laundry. Air-conditioning has been ducted throughout the top floor.
Combining its charmed heritage, river views and grand proportions both inside and out, this beautiful property would be a highly prized home for any family. However adding the illustrious address to the list really elevates it to a whole new level, adding a cachet and appeal that ensures desirability, both now and into the future.