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Modern Burwood gem behind a classic facade

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

Burwood has long been known as Melbourne’s premium education suburb, given it is home to Deakin University, Mount Scopus College and Presbyterian Ladies’ College.

After 1912, the extension of the Toorak Road tramline spurred residential growth in the area.

After the Second World War, there was significant development along Burwood Highway and throughout the neighbourhood of Bennettswood, where locals still flock to the post office that opened in 1954.

FAST FACTS: 15 LOUDON ROAD, BURWOOD, 3125

  • Jellis Craig: 9908 5700
  • Price: $1.3 million – $1.4 million
  • Auction: September 3 at 10am
  • Burwood: 16 kilometres from the city
  • Double brick family house close to Deakin University, Mount Scopus College and Presbyterian Ladies’ College
  • Lounge with fireplace
  • Contemporary kitchen with stainless-steel appliances and breakfast bar
  • Rumpus room; five bedrooms
  • En suite and walk-in wardrobe in main bedroom
  • Abundant storage
  • Well-kept gardens
  • Walking distance to public transport and Toorak Road restaurants and shopping districts

 

Find out more about this property and others in Burwood here.

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

Council development zones introduced in 2014 allow for higher-density development in most areas, making Burwood a drawcard for home buyers.

There’s also an increasingly high demand for student accommodation and from families who want schools on their doorstep.

Loudon Road is a quiet street holding a collection of heritage-style and freshly renovated houses.

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

This house makes a classic statement with its high chimneys and white brick facade amid well-kept gardens and mature trees.

From the outside, this house may look the same as other period houses on the street but once inside, it’s easy to see why this prized gem has real heart.

At the front of the house is the first living area.

Clearly the traditional interiors have stood the test of time, with their plush carpets, an open fireplace featuring classic brick detailing and two small shelves, ideal for placing candles and other trinkets to create an inviting atmosphere.

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

There’s ornamental patterning in the centre of the ceiling and an exquisite opal-shaped pendant light reflecting the craftsmanship of the era. This space would certainly allow for the curation of a home library.

Further down is the second living area, with polished floorboards and an L-shaped bench seat under the window overlooking the pretty gardens.

It’s ideal for days with a focus on reading and relaxation. On the right, the kitchen is modern with a white colour scheme, stainless-steel appliances, double bench space and a timber breakfast bar.

Opposite is the meals area, which connects to the family room with floor-to-ceiling glass doors.

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

There are five bedrooms, two of them on ground level. The first, at the front right of the house, has large windows that let in an abundance of natural light.

The other bedroom on this level is nestled in its own wing on the rear of the house. It has a spacious walk-in wardrobe and en suite.

Upstairs, there are three more bedrooms and a bathroom.

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

There’s also a generous rumpus room with high timber-panelled ceilings and four windows overlooking the streetscape.

The north-facing garden has a paved area for entertaining and well-maintained greenery, which reveals the clever hand of the vendor, who clearly has a passion for landscaping.

There’s also a double garage, heating and cooling, a spacious laundry and a home office.

Perfectly situated just a stroll from shopping, restaurants and cafes on Toorak Road, the house is also walking distance to public transport and close to Chadstone Shopping Centre, Burwood village, Wattle Park and Gardiners Creek Reserve.

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

15 Loudon Road, Burwood, 3125. Photo: Supplied

 

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