SEPTEMBER 01, 2017
A hidden treasure right in the heart of Richmond
Nestled away in a hidden nook of Richmond in Melbourne’s trendy inner-east, just minutes from a veritable smorgasbord of multicultural restaurants and cafes, 37 Spencer Place offers the very best of both luxury and location.
With the Victoria Gardens shopping centre and Bridge Road nearby, it’s also just a short tram ride to the CBD, and world-class sporting venues including the MCG and Melbourne Park. But once you set foot on the rooftop pool deck, you’ll instantly forget you are in the middle of one of Australia’s biggest and busiest cities!
“This little pocket in Spencer Place was formerly the Richmond Mail Sorting House,” says agent Clayton Smith, of Jellis Craig Glen Iris.
The building has now been transformed into this home, artfully crafted by market-leading architects and interior designers Rothe Lowman, and is packed with high-end extras. Entertainers will be wowed by the poolside entertaining area with its retractable sun awning, and can enjoy views of the CBD while taking a dip in the gas-heated pool on the rooftop terrace.
“There’s also a barbeque on the terrace, and there’s even a drinks fridge at the top of the stairs, so it’s ideal for entertaining,” says Clayton. There are not many homes with pools in Richmond, Clayton adds, and this amazing property has the extra bonus of offering views of the Town Hall clock and market while you’re enjoying a swim.
Downstairs, the northern aspect fills the home with light, making the open-plan kitchen, dining and living areas feel spacious and airy. The kitchen features stainless steel Miele appliances and generous cupboard space, enclosed by a chic combination of glossy white and woodgrain doors.
Stone benchtops further enhance the gourmet feel, while wide board timber floors and a north-facing balcony complete the main living space. “It’s a real, high-end fit out,” Clayton says, complete with a gorgeous gas log fireplace in the lounge.
The main bathroom features sleek white cabinetry, modern tapware, floor-to-ceiling tiles and walk-in shower. The home has three bedrooms and a study, and the master bedroom is tucked away it its own private zone, including large fitted robes and a sunny private terrace area.
The fully-equipped ensuite also boasts a freestanding bath. Two vehicles will fit comfortably in the generous double garage, a rarity in the area. Reverse cycle heating and cooling ensure year-round comfort, and there is secure video intercom entry.
“It’s a super-cool townhouse, just tucked away quietly there,” says Clayton. “It would be an excellent town base for someone, right in the heart of the action with everything at your doorstep.”
37 Spencer Place, Richmond is due to go under the hammer on Saturday 16 September, and 11am. Enquiries can be directed to Clayton Smith on 0418 877 445, or Rebecca Scanlon on 0431 011 811.
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