The interior treatment of this Victorian house in the Woodlawn Terrace takes it from ordinary to exceptional. From the kerb, it’s a pretty cottage with a tapestry brick facade, ornate pediment and iron lace – classic Clifton Hill circa 1890. Inside, it has been renovated with a warehouse aesthetic and the result is surprisingly sophisticated and appealing.
CLIFTON HILL \ 62 Berry Street
- AGENT \ Jellis Craig Fitzroy, 8415 6100
- PRICE \ $1.3 million – $1.4 million
- AUCTION \ April 7 at noon
In the original section at the front of the house, walls have been stripped back to the brickwork. Given that this brickwork was always intended to be covered, it has an interesting rustic texture which is highlighted by crisp white corniced ceilings, deep skirting boards and a white arch in the hallway.
The main bedroom has a fireplace with built-in wardrobes either side. Here, the brick walls have a light wash of white paint. The second bedroom also has a built-in wardrobe.
Following these rooms is the beautifully stylish bathroom, paved floor to ceiling with white subway tiles and a softly-toned feature wall of hexagonal tiles. The soaker bath and basin are white and fittings are on-trend black. Opening off the bathroom is a second shower – outdoors in the sideway of the house and made private by timber battens. The second bedroom also opens to this shower.
The stripped-brick common wall extends through to the living, dining and kitchen area where double-glazed stacker doors open the side and rear walls to the outdoors. The white kitchen has stone benches and Miele and AEG appliances.
Custom cabinetry is an attractive and convenient addition to the living room.
In the front section of the house, floors are pine; in the living area, oversized smoky tiles sit beautifully with the white walls and abundant natural light.
The house has hydronic heating, ducted air-conditioning and attic storage. A roller door opens the rear yard to a lane.
The location is superb – close to transport, primary and high schools and several parks – including the massive Yarra Bend Park. It is a very short walk to Collingwood Leisure Centre with its fabulous pool and tennis courts and the property is also close to Queens Parade shops, cafes and restaurants.
“Woodlawn Terrace – a beautifully renovated, warehouse-inspired Victorian with prized off-street parking right in the heart of the Clifton Hill Village.” Lee Muddle – agent