Single-fronted cottages are the defining architecture of Melbourne’s inner suburbs. With their restricted space and limited land, renovating them tests the creativity and shape-shifting talents of the city’s designers and architects.
The re-imagining of this one is nothing short of magnificent and transformed the modest home into a sophisticated contemporary delight.
Built during the Edwardian era, the facade behind the white picket fence is immaculate with all the period trim and charm intact. Inside and off the hall are two bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, which are followed by the gleaming white and grey family bathroom.
Northcote: 101 Gladstone Avenue
- Agent: Jellis Craig 8481 1900
- Price: $1.7 million – $1.87 million
- Auction: May 5, 10.30am
Then comes a striking timber and glass staircase and a well-fitted large laundry. The timber and white kitchen has a waterfall stone island bench and excellent storage.
The spacious, bright living and dining area follows with light pouring in through frameless glass bifold doors. Throughout this area, honed bluestone tiles are a stylish choice and continue out to the beautifully landscaped al fresco area, creating a seamless flow between indoors and out. Laser-cut metal screens and tall trees provide the backdrop and the garden has something of a tropical flourish.
The rear facade is a sophisticated and sculptural combination of framing and symmetry.
That impressive timber and glass staircase leads to a study nook at the top of the stairs, with built-in desk and cupboards, and the main bedroom suite. An angled roofline adds interest to this floor.
A sparkling fawn and white en suite and a generous walk-in wardrobe add amenity to the main bedroom suite and french doors open to a balcony overlooking the garden.
The house has hydronic and floor heating, air-conditioning, CBUS lighting and remote-controlled parking at the rear.
The location is excellent; close to St Georges Road, but quiet and peaceful. The address is zoned for Northcote High School and transport is close. Also nearby are Northcote Plaza Shopping Centre, All Nations Park, Northcote Golf Club and its green surrounds and the linear parks that follow Merri Creek with their bike trails and walking tracks.
“This stunning property combines a meticulous renovation with exceptional finishes in a highly-sought after, tree-lined street close to high street and the train.” Sam Rigopoulos – agent