This Victorian charmer has a been transformed with modern flair to create a tri-level home simply made for entertaining.
The property at 2 Sycamore Grove, Balaclava is now on the market with a $1.4-$1.54 million price guide and a March 3 auction date.
Boasting a near-new renovation with a two-and-a-half-storey central light well, the house is bathed in natural light.
Engineered European oak floors and a soft neutral palette generate a relaxed tone from start to finish.
The home’s past is celebrated at the front through prominent period features including a traditional front porch, leadlight entry, decorative ceiling roses and open fireplaces in the two ground-floor bedrooms. Also at the front is a separate study, and a bathroom with a freestanding bath and walk-in shower smartly contained behind a frameless glass screen.
The front hallway guides you through an arched doorway as it gently wraps around to the spacious communal living zone featuring an open-plan lounge and dining area with sliding glass doors that connect to a paved courtyard.
The kitchen is next level with features including a generous island bench finished in Calacatta marble, a walk-in pantry, mirror splashback, two dishwashers, two wide sinks to accommodate those big party platters, a five-burner cooktop and twin ovens.
The main bedroom has a floor to itself — now this is a parents’ retreat. It has a wall of floor-to-ceiling built-in wardrobes and an ensuite with a picture window to harness natural light from the light well. And, like the ground-floor bathroom, is stylishly appointed.
But wait, there’s still one more surprise to come. At the very top is an inviting rooftop deck where you can sit back and unwind while watching the sunset in total comfort and style.
Other highlights include a separate powder room on the ground floor, ducted heating, reverse-cycle airconditioners, soft-touch cabinetry, two-pac joinery, an alarm, rainwater tank and double-glazed windows.
Located on a corner block with off-street parking through an automatic gate, the property is close to shops, Ripponlea train station, buses and trams.
It’s also near a host of parks and gardens, as well as schools including Ripponlea Primary School and St Michael’s Grammar.
The property is set to go under the hammer at 10.30am on March 3.