A haute couture home in every sense, this lavishly finished bespoke residence on prestigious Canning Street is a one-of-a-kind home, its array of luxury features matched by only a select few inner city properties. Secreted behind an imposing modernist facade made delicate with lush tendrils, the home is rich with dazzling detailing throughout. A celebration of sleek urban living greets you as you walk through the sturdy oversized door where the ground floor enjoys cool polished concrete floors and brilliant natural light, flooding both the expansive living zone and dining areas. The living area extra-large and lit by surrounding picture windows is able to accommodate a family and all its requirements, with clever built in low lying storage, it's sheer scale able to comfortably cater for furniture pieces of all shapes and sizes. Take things outside to your Roman-style internal central courtyard, offering alfresco entertaining year-round adorned with ambient lighting, exceptional Northern sun and fresh ventilation. Oversized glass sliding doors connect the courtyard to the living/dining allowing you enlarge an already generous space and enhance the sense of the outdoor/indoor configuration.
Luscious with stone benches and marble feature splash back, the elegant hostess kitchen is laden with Miele appliances including in-built Espresso machine and offers plentiful soft-close storage plus pantry. Enclosed in a cube of glass, the kitchens central location overlooking the internal courtyard ensures cohesive entertaining and fuss free family monitoring. The middle level offers two double-sized sunny bedrooms (one with built-in desk) large robes and access to a private terrace conjoining the two wings of the home. A gleaming marble-encased central bathroom with double vanity, soak-worthy spa and separate shower service this level, decorated in modern, neutral tones. Back downstairs and to the rear of the residence lies a semi-separate wing of the home, enabling one to embrace work/life balance in your private study/office offering terrace access and serviced by its own guest powder room. This versatile area is intelligently designed, having stair access adjacent to the garage and being sequestered away from the main residence. A rare separate laundry room, equipped with huge double-troughs and excellent storage is also handily positioned here. To the rear with direct access from Fenwick Street and incorporating its original brick construction, lies a secure automated garage, large enough for a 4WD and benefiting from invaluable built in storage.
Take leave of the world in a five-star Master bedroom suite, perched privately atop the property and surrounded by glass to take advantage of light and spectacular 180 degree vistas. A sparkling marble ensuite encased by a wall of glass creates a luxurious “retreat” ambience, showcasing lovely views, natural light and dual vanities. The attention to detail continues with expansive custom built storage solutions and a private sundeck overlooking Canning Street with twinkling city views further creating a sense of opulence.
This beautiful residence is further enhanced by an exhaustive list of additional details, that when experienced, complete an already alluring package. From the advanced security system with camera, motorized dual screen Holland blinds, quality shug windows, Cat-5 cabling, to the glossy imported tap wear, Carrara marble and plumbing/electricity on each level. Consummate comfort and tranquility is catered for all year round with multi-zoned ducted heating and refrigerated cooling incorporated throughout the home.
Outside your door enjoy the delights of this true inner-city location with bike tracks and trams to transport you to the City center or one of the many local parklands and community squares. Alternatively stroll around the corner to the quaint Rathdowne Village's cafes and shops, Carlton North Library and local schools. Luxurious living, contemporary comforts and the splendor and prestige of one of Melbourne's finest addresses, combine to provide an amalgamation of unique features which may not reappear onto the market for some time.