SEPTEMBER 15, 2017

An idyllic urban escape that could be yours

Just a stone’s throw from Greville Street, in the heart of Prahran, 36 Perth Street offers buyers the chance of their own idyllic urban escape. With Melbourne’s best shopping, dining and nightlife right on the doorstep, this property boasts both an enviable location and stunning contemporary aesthetic.

Built on a large corner block with a bright east-facing garden, the home is a renovated Victorian-era building, which earned architects Po & Co a spot as finalists in the ArchiTeam Awards – and it’s not hard to see why. The design has made the most of the property’s period charm, while also bringing it into the twenty-first century, in luxurious style.

An impeccable renovation has retained some of the stunning Victorian features, such as the gorgeous white front gate and window bars, and these are perfectly complemented by modern light fittings and the high-end bathroom fitouts. The lucky agent who has the pleasure of selling this property is Andrew McCann, of Jellis Craig South Yarra.

“It’s a great house from a design perspective,” he says. “I think that the finishes and overall look are extremely attractive to today’s market. Aside from the aesthetics, it’s a really functional space for modern living.”

As you enter through the front door, you’ll step into spacious hallway, complete with high ceilings with the original decorative moulding. The home has three bedrooms, the master featuring a walk-in robe, ensuite and a private courtyard. There is an additional bathroom servicing the remaining two bedrooms, with an impressive skylight, freestanding bath and Gessi tapware.

Luxurious indoor/outdoor living

In the L-shaped living and dining space, the innovative design has incorporated stunning raw materials with modern conveniences – the oak floorboards were imported from the US, and there’s an abundance of natural light throughout.

Budding chefs will appreciate the top-of- the-line Miele appliances and generous marble bench space, while entertainers will be wowed by the seamless integration between the indoor and outdoor areas.

“That whole back area has been really well-blended,” says Andrew, “as the servery bar allows you to communicate through to the kitchen. It really brings the outdoors and indoors together.”

Outside, the garden has been designed with entertaining in mind, with a barbeque area and outdoor television enhancing the secluded, private space. There’s even a viewing platform, which Andrew says would be a great place to congregate and catch a footy or cricket match with friends, while the kids play on the nearby grassed area.

The layout is flexible and while it works well as a 3-bed, 2-bath home, the front room could easily be used as a formal sitting space if desired. The new residents will be able to access their secure car park via Doon Street, though you are more likely to leave the car at home as you stroll around the many cafés, restaurants and high-end boutiques within walking distance of your new home.

36 Perth Street, Prahran is headed for auction on Saturday, September 23 at 12 midday, and enquiries can be directed to Andrew McCann on 0414 643 744, or Carla Fetter on 0423 738 644.

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