IMMACULATE CHARACTER COTTAGE IN AN ENVIABLE BLUE-CHIP LOCALE
Quietly and discreetly tucked away and perfectly positioned between Swan St and Bridge Rd is where you’ll find this absolutely charming Post War cottage with many unexpected and delightful surprises inside and out. Set over three levels, featuring no less than three bedrooms, three bathrooms and three terraces with admirable city views from just about every room, including the best fireworks view in Melbourne!
You’re welcomed by a neat timber facade and a cute porch framed by characteristic timber shingles. Once inside your eye is immediately drawn through to the rear of the house – an instantly appealing and stylish consideration. Bedroom number one is large, it’s fitted with original Tasmanian Oak floors, timber venetian blinds and picture rails. The elegant, white-walled lounge follows which offers views right through to the kitchen and the terrace beyond. It’s anchored by a gorgeous Agnews fireplace, framed by the original brick surrounds with mantle, creating a warming ambiance in winter months with a simple flick of a switch. An attractive and practical in-built cupboard sits to one side where you can arrange anything from your media equipment to your collectables or perhaps use it as a bar when cocktails are on order.
After you ascend a few stairs, you arrive on the wide landing where you’ll find the sparkling, central bathroom with shower-over-bath and a tucked-away guest WC off to the side. Further along is the stunning, modern kitchen, awash with natural light, and the conveniently adjoining dining zone that spills out to the terrace – a perfect setup for dinner parties or long, lazy weekend breakfasts.
Stylishly decorated in neutral hues with glossy white cabinetry and a chic, wraparound Pure White Ceasarstone 1141 bench that is stain resistant, non-porous, scratch and heat resistant. Add to that the fabulous, 900mm 5 Burner Bosch stove with an 18MegaJoule triple ring wok burner and matching external exhaust and you have a highly functional and an aesthetically pleasing kitchen. Storage options include corner cupboards fitted with Lemans II clever shelving to maximize useful space; your microwave has its own roller door cupboard and your wines have a handy rack. The deep stainless-steel sink, ideally positioned in front of the beautiful, glass-enclosed garden window affords garden and iconic rooftop views and the LED lit, ebony splash-back adds further function and style.
Bedroom number two is the master suite which is located on the top level – a glorious space where you really do feel like you’re on top of the world! It’s wonderfully spacious and can easily accommodate a sofa or a desk, the luxurious carpet adds a cosy element and the crisp, white timber-lined, cathedral ceilings ramp up the style factor. Unparalleled city views can be enjoyed from bed or from your private terrace. A good-sized, walk-through robe leads to the lovely ensuite bathroom - with more rooftop views - and a handy, second cupboard adds extra storage.
The lower level houses the third bedroom; here exposed brick walls and two-pack resin floors add an industrial touch and a cool factor that is synonymous with Richmond’s character. Furthermore, there is a stylish ensuite, white venetian blinds and a discrete laundry. This room can also be accessed from the outside through a large sliding door – which means it could function beautifully for a teenager, perhaps an elderly family member or a guest. The versatility of this room also lends itself to a home office or craft room - the possibilities of this fabulously laid-out home are limitless.
A private courtyard adds an additional outdoor living space where you will no doubt spend plenty of time relaxing under cover or entertaining on the timber deck during warmer months. Large planters will excite gardeners, these are already bursting with flower and herbs and a striking Bird of Paradise adds an exotic touch. Handy, dual side access and a large, two-car garage reached via an excellent laneway provides ample parking. Capacity for a third car is also available on the property as well as rights to two street parking permits if desired. The garage is already fitted with 15 Amp power outlet, ideal for Electric Vehicle charging, which further adds value and appeal to this striking, inner-city property.
The generous roof areas on the garage and the house can accommodate solar panels and are conveniently unhindered by shadows in all seasons. Furthermore, opportunities for extensions have been created by precedents in other homes in the group of 5 cottages. They include building to the east and west boundaries of the block and also building additional accommodation above the living room. Building a large studio with a roof top deck above the garage is another possibility (STCA).
Meticulously presented, rich in character and deliciously stylish, this three-bedroom, three -bathroom urban home is not to be missed. It offers superb, low maintenance living in a peaceful, historic location and is a mere hop and a skip from unsurpassed lifestyle conveniences, including a 1-minute walk to the popular Rowena Store and Cafe.
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