Home of the Week | Central classic Victorian home expanded with a modern twist

Written by realestateview.com.au in Real Estate on September 9, 2020

By Sue Turpie – This article first appeared on Bendigo Advertiser

4 BED | 3 BATH | 2 CAR

AGENT: McKean McGregor Real Estate

CONTACT: Bec Allen on 0438 528 091

INSPECT: By appointment

With its stunning blend of old and new, this spacious home is ideal for those seeking heritage style and modern living. A unique property close to the city centre, Leichhardt is a Victorian home with a twist.

The solid brick building is positioned on a corner allotment, with a picket fence and neat cottage garden offering a lovely, traditional aspect. The front door sits under a wraparound verandah with timber fretwork and opens to the central hallway.

To one side is the first bedroom, boasting timber paneling and built-in storage. Further down the hallway is a bedroom that could serve as a guest suite, with its own private lounge, open fireplace, built-in robe and modern ensuite, and a third bedroom and contemporary bathroom.

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A spacious lounge at the front of the house has a wine cellar, open fireplace with stunning tile detail, and built-in storage. This room features dual access to the central hallway, French doors out to the verandah and also leads, via a hallway, to the contemporary extension.

The incredible new addition to the property has a high-end, open plan kitchen and dining space with quality fixtures and fittings, including stone benchtops, soft-close cabinetry and butler’s pantry. Cathedral ceilings and windows flood the space with natural light and glass sliding doors open out to the front deck. This area also includes the main suite with walk-through dual robes and ensuite.

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The rear garden enjoys plenty of privacy, thanks to a high fence surrounding the central paved courtyard. A verandah runs across the back of the house, providing good undercover space, and established trees soften the garden.

All of this is within walking distance of the CBD. View more here.