INNER CITY COLONIAL WITH CITY VIEWS
Meticulous custom finishes are the hallmark of this superb inner-city residence that triumphantly unites modern livability with bespoke styling to present a classically grand, Colonial-era house that at its heart remains a welcoming family home.
Originally built in the early 1900s, the property underwent a complete transformation just four years ago with the detailed renovation not only seeing the house elevated and extended, but also scrupulously overhauled. As such every facet of the project has been addressed, with all windows UV treated and tinted, the floors acoustically lined and the entire residence comprehensively wired for air-conditioning, security and technology. The same dedication is apparent in the high level of presentation, with the chosen finishes perfectly mirroring the classic design aesthetic, being both highly refined yet significantly bespoke in nature. French oak hardwood floors now run seamlessly throughout, many of the light fixtures are reconditioned antique chandeliers and all of the cornices and joinery offer classic profile and proportion so as to bridge the gap between the old and new. Even the paneling around the television is completely unique, having been hand-painted on silk by the illustrious firm of De Gournay in France.
All living areas present as one unified zone on the upper floor and incorporate multiple spaces for relaxing and dining along with a large Northeast-facing, wrap-around veranda (complete with recycled Teak decking and city views), that is easily assimilated as an additional entertainment option when needed. The prominently placed kitchen is well realized, with an impressive Carrara marble-clad island bench (complete with under lighting), the full suite of Miele appliances and streamlined cabinetry.
Four bedrooms feature throughout, with the main room very much a serene retreat, with a walk-through ensuite leading to a generously proportioned wardrobe and dressing room, private balcony access and, like the rest of the home, beautifully finished detailing including wallpaper, ornate cornices and an antique chandelier above the bed. The other three bedrooms are similarly elegant, all being of spacious proportion with walk-in wardrobes and filled with natural light. There are an additional two bathrooms, a study nook and plentiful storage in the dual car garage.
Outside, the elevated home is totally secure from the street, allowing for views and breezes while ensuring privacy. The comprehensive landscaping furthers the feel of a hidden retreat with low-maintenance plantings surrounding in-built features such as an alfresco living room and the fish pond, which itself is fully integrated into the home’s impressive entryway.
So close to all amenities, the property is within easy walking distance of quality schools such as Somerville House and State High, all the shops and eateries of the South Bank precinct, Mater Hospital and the CBD. A truly stunning property where success is measured in the detail, come home to modern livability and classic, bespoke styling with this custom-finished, inner-city beauty.