This Port Melbourne hideaway boasts amazing city views

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What is this place – paradise or paradox? The spellbinding view from the roof terrace brings the city skyline so close you could poke it with a glowstick, or so it seems.

Yet Albert Street is so hilariously hard to find, so tiny and so untrafficked, it feels as far away as a rural hamlet.

This three-level townhouse, built in 2011, mixes city-edge living with sweet seclusion. Families with teenage children will be the top candidates for this property, which packs spacious, open-plan living, three first-floor bedrooms and a two-storey garage into a compact block walkable to the beach and Bay Street.

The crowning glory is the terrace, which has a swim-spa and a deck. Count clouds and skyscrapers, or burst into a tuneless rendition of Up On The Roof; whatever you do up here will be perfectly private.

The townhouse cuts a sleek figure in its Victorian street, with a high hedge and a louvred screen for privacy.

Deck for days. Photo: supplied

Deck for days. Photo: supplied

From the side hall, turn left into the office, which has bookshelves and a fitted double desk, and opens to the front courtyard. It’s ideal for a home-based business or the perils of year 12. There’s a powder room next door, followed by the laundry and store room.

The enormous dining, kitchen and living area gleams in pale porcelain. Sociable chefs will appreciate the kitchen, a long galley with a Corian island. The Miele appliances include a steam oven, coffee maker, deep fryer and two fridge-freezers. The dining area has two wine fridges.

The living area, with its Ecosmart fireplace and home theatre system, is a beautiful spot for all seasons. A multi-fold door opens north-west to the dine-out deck, where the barbecue kitchen includes a pizza oven.

The carpeted first floor opens with a retreat with a fold-out bed. Two double bedrooms have wardrobes and share a bathroom and two-part powder room. The main bedroom, at the front, has two en suites divided by a glass shower.

What a view. Photo: supplied

What a view. Photo: supplied

The property has CCTV security, slab heating and automated blinds, awnings and shutters. Out the back, the tandem garage has laneway access and a studio loft.

  • Agent: Marshall White 9822 9999
  • Price: $2.2 million – $2.4 million
  • Auction: April 28, 2.30PM

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