Private, elegant and magical are the best words to describe this Kew house located on a block of approximately 743 square metres overlooking the Yarra River.
Extensive renovations have transformed the home into a modern haven of exclusive features, from custom-made brass flyscreens to hand-blown glass light fittings and concrete benchtops, hand poured on site.
From the ground floor entry, residents are welcomed into the living and dining area featuring an open fireplace and north-facing windows.
KEW: 36 YARRAVALE ROAD
- Agent: Grant Samuel, Kay & Burton 0403 132 095
- Price: $4.9 million
- Private sale
An opening to the right of the dining area leads to the modernised kitchen, inclusive of a glass splashback for natural light and garden views, Aga cooker, integrated refrigerator, Italian porcelain sink and handmade Italian tiles. A separate family room with polished concrete floors is designed for more casual use. The walls of this room are covered with dozens of plantation shutters, creating an innovative way to invite light into the space as required. A door opens directly to a stone-walled garden room.
Timber floors flow throughout the majority of the ground floor, which also includes the property’s laundry, fourth bedroom (which is sizeable but without wardrobes, so it’s currently used as a study with a fireplace) and powder room.
The staircase in the foyer leads upstairs past the void with original ceiling rose to the upper floor.
The main bedroom suite – inclusive of expansive built-in wardrobes, built-in seating, cinema wall and en suite – occupies almost half of the floor. The other two bedrooms share a beautifully renovated bathroom with bath and shower, featuring white Japanese ceramic tiles, underfloor heating and double vanity.
Residents are invited into the home’s main garden shrouded in seasonal mature trees via stairs on either side of the house. Included is an outdoor dining area, heated saltwater swimming pool and spa.
The dining area sits beneath a pergola made from single reclaimed timber beams for vines to grow across.
Other property features include a triple-filtered water system, triple remote garage, pure alpaca fleece carpets, integrated sound system, zoned reverse-cycle heating and airconditioning and video intercom.
“A remarkable family home merging architectural perfection with functional liveability, in one of Melbourne’s most beautiful locations.” Grant Samuel – Agent