Up and out for this Victorian house in Moonee Ponds

Photo: Barry Plant

Photo: Barry Plant

The addition of an upper level and renovations to the living area of this Victorian house have transformed it into a light-filled modern family home.

The original decorative touches of the home have been maintained in the process, including the single-fronted facade with iron lacework, handsome glass-work, and the high ceilings of the hallway and bedrooms.

Off the central hallway are two of the bedrooms (the larger of which does without a built-in wardrobe).

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The family bathroom is adjacent and features a black, claw foot bath, clearly making a statement.

Photo: Barry Plant

Photo: Barry Plant

At the end of the hallway, the property opens to a meals area and kitchen with timber floors, stone benches, dark wooden cabinetry, 900-millimetre Ilve cooker and a clever space for a temperature-controlled wine storage unit.

The kitchen looks over the living area – the back wall of which is almost entirely lined with bifold glass doors that open to the outdoors. These doors lead onto a timber deck, which steps down to a stone-paved outdoor dining area.

On the home’s upper floor is the main bedroom with split-system heating and cooling, a walk-in wardrobe and en suite with double vanity.

A study floored in timber is adjacent – ideal for logging in to work at home or families with school-aged children.

The automated garage – with right-of-way – is at the back of the block and houses the laundry, a powder room, and attic storage.

A neat front garden with brick paving behind a black iron fence completes this picture-perfect residence.

Photo: Barry Plant

Photo: Barry Plant

The property is conveniently located in up-and-coming Moonee Ponds. Within walking distance is Queens Park, the Sam Merrifield Library, Moonee Valley Racecourse and the numerous cafes, shops and businesses on Mt Alexander Road and the Moonee Ponds Junction.

Access to the CBD is easy via the nearby 59 tram and Moonee Ponds train station.

Several bus routes also have stops just steps from the property, including the 508, 475, 476, 477, 483, 501, and the 82 tram which heads to Footscray.

  • Agent: Barry Plant 9319 1700
  • Price: $1.35 million – $1.42 million
  • Auction: May 12, 11am

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