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Featured Home of the Week: 56 Walsh Street, Coburg
December 7, 2017
Just moments away from bustling Sydney Road, on a prime corner block, 56 Walsh Street really is a special property in Coburg. This beautiful period home has been impeccably renovated, bringing it effortlessly into the twenty-first century without overshadowing the classic features.
The location is phenomenal, with St Bernard’s Catholic Primary, Moreland Primary, Coburg Primary and Coburg High School all less than a kilometre away. Walk to the cafes and markets on Sydney Road, or catch a tram into the city in minutes, in this charming multicultural suburb in Melbourne’s inner north.
“It’s a fantastic location,” says agent Stephanie Lentini, of McGrath Northcote. “It’s a beautiful Victorian home, it’s been rewired and renovated, but they’ve still kept all the period features.”
When you enter the front door, you’ll be instantly impressed – the hallway is everything you would expect from a property of this vintage, with spectacular high ceilings and an elegant ornate arch.
The two spacious bedrooms are an ode to old-world charm, with stunning, ornate cast-iron open fireplaces, yet have been modernised with the addition of built-in robes to meet the needs of today.
Continuing down the hall, you’ll enter the sparkling kitchen, which includes chic dark marble benches and splashbacks, and an impressive skylight. The renovation has retained the decorative archways and stained glass accents in the kitchen windows, finding the perfect blend between modern conveniences and period appeal.
The kitchen leads into the spacious lounge and dining area, which captures plenty of sunshine thanks to another skylight, and features split-system heating and cooling for year-round comfort.
“The cathedral ceilings are fantastic,” says Stephanie, “as there’s so much natural light, and they’ve kept the original leadlight windows”.
Thoughtful floorplan for modern living
As you would expect with a home of this calibre, every last detail has been thoughtfully attended to – starting with the floorplan.
“With the bedrooms at the front of the property, living areas at the heart of the home, and laundry and bathroom out the back, it works really well,” she says.
At the rear of the property, the luxurious bathroom boasts a soaker tub and frameless shower, and there is a second toilet located off the large laundry room, while in the private garden you’ll find an entertainer’s paradise, complete with stylish decking and a covered outdoor dining area. Throughout the home, high ceilings, timber floors and designer light fittings add a touch of elegance.
There is also a garage, accessed via Coburg Street, with space for one vehicle. Stephanie says the property would make a great first home or investment property, and could also be the perfect inner-city pad for downsizers
56 Walsh Street, Coburg is scheduled to be auctioned on Thursday, December 21st at 6.30pm, with an estimated price range of $850,000 to $890,000. For further information, contact Stephanie Lentini on 0437 565 273.