VICTORIAN CHARM WITH CONTEMPORARY STYLE & SPACE
Beautifully renovated and extended, ‘Balino Cottage’(1886) is the perfect fusion of authentic Victorian charm and contemporary style & space. Updated with meticulous attention to detail, every corner of this charming double-fronted Boom-style terrace has been thoughtfully considered – an era-appropriate colour palette, ornate mantles and authentic Victorian light fittings are among the many features that have been painstakingly selected to complement the home’s rich heritage.
And while the property’s history is sure to appeal, it is its revived & expanded sun-filled interiors and delightful courtyard with northerly aspect that will really impress. Certain to tug at the heartstrings of traditionalists as well as city professionals, young couples and down-sizers, accommodation is spacious, welcoming and accented by a host of period features both inside and out.
A building of aesthetic and historical significance, the striking street-line façade & tessellated tiled verandah open to a gracious study/sitting room which provides the perfect welcome & sets the scene for the unwavering quality that lies within.
Timeless European oak floors and soaring decorative ceilings flow past the first bedroom (robes & shelving) to the main living zone where French doors connect the tranquil dining room and lounge area (open fireplace) to a sheltered central courtyard for seamless indoor/outdoor living. Perfectly placed for easy hosting, the modern gourmet kitchen boasts stone benchtops, ample storage and quality appliances whilst a smartly-appointed skylit bathroom is also offered. A wall of bi-folds extend the serene master bedroom to the leafy rear gardens where a calming water feature and entertainer’s patio create an idyllic alfresco setting.
Hydronic heating, evaporative cooling, security alarm, plantation shutters, custom-built bookcases and large laundry with storage & WC complete the interiors - a secure double carport with auto roller door & access to Huckerby Street wraps an utterly appealing package.
An undeniable sanctuary away from the world outside, this flawless offering is brilliantly positioned for an enviable & carefree lifestyle. Richmond station is close by while Melbourne’s standout attractions including the Royal Botanic Gardens, MCG, Sidney Myer Music Bowl, AAMI Stadium and Rod Laver Arena are all just a leisurely stroll away.
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