More than 100 years have passed since this two-storey Edwardian residence was built. Sitting on a verdant 900-square-metre site in a well-established street, its enduring beauty remains.
Wedged between Hawthorn East and Camberwell, the area was developed slightly later than the bordering Tara and Harcourt estates in the late Federation period. Now a sought-after pocket, it is close to Burke Road restaurants, shops and transport and in the private school precinct.
CANTERBURY \ 4 PARLINGTON STREET
- AGENT \ Jellis Craig 9810 5000
- PRICE \ $3.6 million – $3.9 million
- AUCTION \ August 19 at 1pm
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The red-brick facade and broad timber verandah of this timeless family house speak of yesteryear. But its classically proportioned rooms, towering ceilings and well-built framework show the potential for modernisation.
Period features are evident, indoors and out. The entrance has original floral leadlighting, as do the beautiful bay windows in the front rooms. This detail – gold, rose, sapphire and emerald – also appears on internal doors and framed windows. Elegant cornices, timber arches, polished floorboards and roses on the 3.6-metre ceilings are captivating.
The living room has one of four open fireplaces, harking back to its 1913 origins (the house has ducted heating and split-system heating and cooling, too). Continue on to the formal dining room, which leads to a functional kitchen with generous marble benchtops, stainless-steel appliances and walk-in pantry.
This open-plan zone includes a meals area and the family room. With a north-easterly aspect, it is light and fresh and looks over the garden, which has a pear hedge, camellias, citrus, roses and a tree as old as the house.
Also on the ground floor is a bay-windowed bedroom with built-in wardrobes. There are two others, one of which is used as a study. A bathroom sits alongside two of the bedrooms and there is a separate laundry.
Beneath the eaves, which give the upstairs rooms their charming shape, are the main suite and another bedroom, both with walk-in wardrobes and en suite bathrooms. The main bedroom has a retreat and comfortable sitting spot with garden views.
There is a convenient study alcove and substantial attic storage, plus further storage under the stairs.
The property has a security system, a garage and off-street parking for two more cars.
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