The story of a house that is on the market is usually one of large spaces, rooms to spare and living areas following each another like the opulent carriages of a Maharajahs’ train.
But, this is a different story. It’s the tale of a bijou home so sweet it melts your heart. It doesn’t pretend to be large and it doesn’t pretend to be up for housing a big family. It is a home of such loveliness and immaculate presentation that it brings to mind a life of sophisticated fuss-free living without extraneous clutter and useless possessions.
RICHMOND: 56 FARMER STREET
- Agent: Jellis Craig Richmond, 9428 3333
- Price: $1.1 million – $1.2 million
- Auction: June 16 at 2pm
No. 56 Farmer Street is beautifully presented. The restrained palette of teal and cream behind the prettiest of picket fences presents a warm and welcoming facade.
Inside, the layout is as you would expect in terms of placement, but surprisingly well resolved in its execution. Timber floors and white walls form a background that is easy to furnish and decorate.
Two bedrooms open off the side hall and these are followed by a jigsaw configuration of laundry, powder room and bathroom. The bathroom is stunning. Textured white tiles reach to the ceiling and the rain shower promises luxurious soaking. A slender vanity packs in twin basins and a lot of storage and a skylight shines down to show off every exquisite detail.
Next, the kitchen edges up to the bathroom wall and the living and dining area spreads out around it. Stainless-steel appliances, a neat layout and excellent storage suggest fuss-free meals and easy entertaining.
Off the living area, stacker doors open the home to a neat and tidy paved rear courtyard with a roller door to the lane for off-street parking. A garden shed is a convenient addition to the garden.
The house is close to Burnley Park and the Yarra River, and also within easy touch of Swan Street’s cafes and restaurants.
The commute to the CBD is a matter of minutes and weekends can be filled with lazy brunches and getting to know the lovely streets and lanes of this historical neighbourhood. Trams are close by and Burnley train station is a few minutes’ walk away.
“This pretty Victorian has a great floor plan and is just off the ever-popular Swan Street.” Elliot Gill – Agent