The feeling of having created your perfect family home is, according to the owners of this property, one of life’s greatest pleasures. While it involved think-tanks and hard yards, they’re so chuffed with the results they get a proud rush every time they open the front door.
This massive door slides to separate the foyer from the hub, and was made of timber recycled from a barn. It must win the vote for favourite feature, hotly contested though it was.
HEIDELBERG HEIGHTS \ 1 FLINDERS STREET
- Agent \ Fletchers, 9430 1133
- Price \ $1.28 million – $1.33 million
- Auction \ June 2 at 1pm
The residence marries a gutted and thoroughly revived, post-war sector with a two-storey extension completed in 2016. An architect was engaged in the design process; one of the owners is the builder, and the other contributed ideas and oversaw the fixtures and finishes.
First sighting arrests attention in layer-by-layer fashion, with one face of the original facade with restored and exposed brickwork; another face rendered in white; open visions of the side (and entry) deck, and the pre-cast, Thermomass concrete extension looming large at the rear.
Three bedrooms share the ground floor with an atrium-style foyer, a lounge, bathroom, laundry, and open-plan hub of kitchen, dining and living areas. The foyer gives rise to a staircase with American oak treads and a powder-coated, steel balustrade. The bedrooms have built-in wardrobes, and two have desks. The lounge has timber floors and an ornamental fireplace.
In the hub, lots of space is devoted to the kitchen, with another generous slice going to the butler’s pantry. Smeg and Bosch appliances, stone and spotted-gum surfaces, and herringbone subway tiles establish a chic scene, and the cook gets aspects over the hub and the adjoining, entertainment deck.
Comprising a big bedroom, study, walk-in wardrobe, en suite and panoramic balcony, the first floor speaks of some serious, parent-pampering.
Prospective buyers might take time to peruse the long list detailing the fundamentals and extras. Along with insulation, double glazing, burnished-concrete floors, hydronic heating and custom joinery, it includes the en suite’s aged-brass tapware and freestanding spa bath.
From an address that’s easy to remember, to an interior not easily forgotten, this property ticks a host of dream-realized boxes with an inspired flourish.
“This brilliant, one-off dwelling blends period beginnings with an extension that’ll knock your socks off for luxe, modern living.’’ Mark Roberts – agent