Genuine c1880s period home, steeped in history, one of Vermont's original homes. Exquisite street appeal courtesy of the picket fence, delightful landscaped garden, winding pathway, fretwork and wide veranda. Displaying a fine provenance and heritage, traditional charm and elegance with-modern day flair. The generous floor plan is a triumph with tasteful renovations and extension - brimming with warmth, stylish functionality and flexibility. The centre piece is the expansive open plan informal living zone with the gourmet kitchen connecting with the meals and family room. Bi-fold doors open onto the covered alfresco deck/bistro blinds and child friendly back garden. Returning inside is the separate lounge adorned with an ornate fire place, 3 BRs/open study/dining room/4th bedroom if preferred, character laden spa bathroom with double vanities and a 2nd bathroom. Appointments: ducted evaporative cooling, ducted gas heating, split system A/C., wood heater, Baltic pine polished floorboards, ceiling roses, fret work, S/S quality appliances, stone bench tops, approx. 3m high ceilings, selected dado panels, Doss security camera, wine cellar under the kitchen floor, solar panels, 2 water tanks each with 3000 litre capacity, cubby house, water feature in the back garden and an auto garage. In the coveted Vermont Secondary College zone, walk to Vermont Primary, near St James Catholic Primary, pleasant stroll to Bellbird Dell and Vermont shops on Canterbury Road, handy to Rangeview shops and Mitcham station. Easy access to Forest Hill Chase, Burwood Highway trams and the Eastern Freeway.