Introducing this stunning Victorian residence in Prahran

Written by realestateview.com.au in Auction on April 18, 2018

Old meets new in this superbly-designed property, where an extensive transformation has propelled a classic Victorian residence in Prahran into the modern era with the utmost sophistication.

The architecturally-led makeover of 18 Primrose Street, Prahran was completed just two years ago, and has been undertaken with precise attention to detail throughout.

As you approach the property, you’ll note the charming iron lacework and unassuming weatherboard exterior – but be prepared for a surprise as you enter the front door. Old-world charm blends effortlessly with quasi-industrial styling inside, through a bold monochrome palette that is offset by textural touches of raw brick and pale timber.

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The contrast between the high ceilings and arches in the hallway and the new limed oak floors is perfection, leading you past an exposed brick wall to the modern kitchen. With Bosch appliances, formed concrete benches and sleek black cabinetry, this stylish room is sure to become the heart of the home. There’s also a gas fireplace in the living and dining area, a spacious retreat which attracts copious natural light.

Modern, whimsical and with maximum ‘wow’

Downstairs there are two bedrooms, one featuring a whimsical open fireplace, while floor-to-ceiling tiles, double shower and dual vanity make the central bathroom truly luxurious. Upstairs are two further generous bedrooms, with exposed timber beams, walk-in robes and an additional bathroom, as well as a study nook.  

Hydronic heating, slab heating and reverse-cycle air conditioning will keep you comfortable in Melbourne’s infamously unpredictable climate, while a video intercom ensures security.  There is also a European laundry.

At the rear of the property, the back wall opens up, thanks to black steel-framed bi-fold doors, which adds a touch of industrial chic while being perfect for indoor-outdoor entertaining.  Outside, there is s a landscaped private garden with built-in barbecue, seating and a delightful north-east aspect.

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Agent James McCormack, of Marshall White Armadale, says buyers will be equal parts surprised and impressed with the size of the home.

“It’s an unusually large property for this little pocket of Prahran,” he says. “The interior has a great flow, which is attracting family buyers who wouldn’t usually consider buying in the area.”

The current owner, who works in the building industry, has orchestrated the renovation himself, and James says it has been a real labour of love for him.  “He was so passionate about creating a home for his family, so it’s been really well thought out and looked after.”

Space for the whole family

With the addition of the second floor, this is now a spacious four-bedroom property. James says feedback has been fantastic, with prospective buyers raving about the proportions and quality of the home. The low maintenance yard has enough room for the kids to play and enjoy the swing, though the area is abundant in parks and playgrounds, which James says makes it a great purchase for a family looking to secure their own little slice of Prahran.

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Not only is the property itself amazing, the location couldn’t be more fantastic – mere metres from the Windsor end of Chapel Street, where you will have your pick of restaurants, cafes and boutiques, yet still quiet and tranquil enough for you to unwind after a busy day.

18 Primrose Street, Prahran is scheduled to go under the hammer on Saturday April 28th, at 11.30am. For further enquiries, please contact James McCormack on 0410 503 389, or Dean Gilbert on 0418 994 939.