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magical st kilda home with storybook charm hits the market

Written by The ReReport

It starts with a facade that looks like something you would find in a fairytale.

THE storybook charm of this picturesque corner-block St Kilda home starts from the moment you step inside the front gate.
Set behind a white picket fence, the leafy front garden combines with an eye-catching facade boasting a decorative-tiled veranda and vine-wrapped fretwork to create a magical first impression at 61 Chapel St.

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Inside 61 Chapel St there is plenty of storybook charm.

The entry hallway makes a magical first impression.

Inside, the home’s enchanting feel continues to blossom with perfectly preserved period character.
“The moment you enter this property it takes you on a wonderful journey, from the gorgeous garden settings to the charming period detail,” Wilson Port Phillip agent Jesse Raeburn said.
The three-bedroom house is set to go under the hammer on November 10 with $1.3-$1.4 million price hopes.

Plenty of traditional features are on show throughout.

Be whisked back to an era of elegance with traditional features including a leadlight entry, 3.6m high ceilings, timber floors, high skirting boards and open fireplaces in two bedrooms and the living and dining area.
The wide arched entry passage is softly lit by natural light during the day and the romantic grace of three chandeliers that gently guide you into the home at night.
Two generous bedrooms with dual sets of built-in wardrobes are peacefully zoned off the front passage and share a bathroom, while the main bedroom with a walk-in wardrobe and ensuite is privately positioned towards the rear.

Whip up some tasty treats in the kitchen.

And enjoy some peace and quiet in the private courtyard.

A central open-plan lounge and dining area is at the home’s heart offering a large, light-filled space with plenty of character, comfort and an emphasis on easy living and relaxed entertaining, as well as access outside.
The adjoining kitchen is beautifully appointed with a stainless-steel 900mm Ilve cooker and Bosch dishwasher, good work area, ample storage, and also has access to the rear garden.
This private outdoor retreat will make you feel as though you are a world away from the everyday. Like the front garden, it too sets a peaceful pace with leafy plantings and quiet areas to dine and unwind. The brick-paved courtyard garden has a covered entertaining area and enjoys a north-facing orientation.

One of the enchanting bedrooms.

Other features include side-gate access from rear garden to Argyle St, attic storage, ducted heating and cooling and a garage with mezzanine storage.
The endearing residence is handily located along Chapel St with the cosmopolitan buzz of Carlisle St shopping and eateries within easy reach. Trams, trains, schools and Alma Park are virtually on the doorstep, plus there’s easy access to Melbourne’s CBD.

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