EXPRESSIONS OF INTEREST
Soaring over three levels into the treetops of adjacent parkland this magnificent home combines the best of modern, light-filled design with the warmth of added period detail.
Open plan living with two living areas ideal for families extends out to the modern tiled courtyard with bespoke tiles, arbour, and feature mural. This warm home sits in Westgarth, a stone's throw from coveted North Fitzroy and Brunswick East suburbs.
A rare ROW with three entry points of access to the garage for two cars is also ideal for a home office or studio with a warehouse-feel high ceiling. Freshly painted on the outside, the garage entry is an ideal separate entrance to the home or business workspace.
The kitchen with on-trend handmade Spanish tiles, an expansive, elongated marble benchtop, ample storage, Smeg and Miele appliances, an under-stair double door fridge with extensive pantry space, the breakfast bar caters for the entertainer and largest family.
Beautiful french oak engineered flooring joins the kitchen, dining, and living areas in the ideal open-plan living room with floor to ceiling north-facing windows and doors bringing the outside north light in.
With a feature glass stairwell with sliding door to hold the warmth in and timber stairs leading to the master retreat with its bright, north-facing, treeview master bedroom, Covid work from home office with bespoke vintage leadlight windows and luxurious large bathroom with marble and timber accents, floor to ceiling tiles, walk in shower, deep bath and city views. Ample floor to ceiling built in robes include a TV space and data ports, and sheer curtains add to the soft luxurious finish.
The first floor includes two double bedrooms both with floor to ceiling robes also with TV spaces and data ports included, another central luxurious bathroom, separate laundry room, and light-filled, beautiful treetop aspects from both bedrooms.
Passive sustainable features include solar hot water, both toilets plumbed for greywater use, excellent north-south cross-flow ventilation, efficient split systems for heating and cooling, high ceilings especially the additional height in the south facing summer bedroom, double/low-e glazing on the southern facing windows, large compost, steel beams in the courtyard enabling the growth of climbing species for extra shading in summer, and beautiful north light from wide windows in both sundrenched north facing double bedrooms. Room to add a significant solar array on the north-facing garage roof.
Plans have been drawn up to add extra amenity, light, and living space: a 10m2 north-facing sun deck on the first floor and a 5m2 north-facing balcony above it on the top level, as well as adding a 20m2 office or studio space on top of the garage. The total extra potential square meterage is 35m2 STCA.
Practical comforts include efficient Mitsubishi spilt-system heating and cooling in both living spaces and all bedrooms, high quality fixtures, and fittings and expensive sheer curtains for extra privacy.
Bespoke finishes abound including a timber-accented entry nook, Verity leadlight double glazed windows in the entrance and one bedroom, solid timber triple-glazed vintage door, a carefully considered colour palette, and bespoke tiling. The lighting has been redesigned to provide extra warmth and accenting, including dimmer switches throughout the house.
Nestled quietly into a leafy street with the best of parkland, an off-leash dog park, and a network of bike paths just across the pedestrian crossing, with the Merri Creek bike trails leading to Ceres and the Fairfield boathouse, and the St Georges Rd bike path leading north and south.
Merri train station is at the end of the street and Westgarth station is a short walk away, there are two nearby tram lines (86 & 11) in addition to the best of the Westgarth lifestyle with the Westgarth Cinema, Terra Madre, and a multitude of cafes, restaurants, and bars straight out of Broadsheet - all walkable. North Fitzroy is just across the road and Edinburgh Gardens is a short walk away. The proximity of Merri Parade and St Georges allows quick access to Fitzroy, Brunswick, the airport, and major arterial routes.
It's a short walk to coveted local schools including Northcote High and Merri Creek Primary.
From the bespoke blue front door to the leadlight windows that frame treetop views much detail and love have been put into this contemporary but eclectic, clever, and artistic home. It has the charm of a warehouse conversion and a period home combined, with the warm, insulated reliability of a solid modern build.
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