EVERY so often you come across a property that simply makes you stop and smile in appreciation.
This renovated beauty at 188 Noble St, Newtown is one such house and joins just a handful of Geelong properties in an exclusive high-end club.
A major extension of the Victorian residence has delivered a spacious and sophisticated family home that sits in harmony with impressive landscape architect designed gardens.
The stylish interiors have previously graced the pages of Home Beautiful — a testament to the quality of their design and finish.
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Award-winning builder David McDonald worked with the owners to transform the already grand period house into a luxurious residence that’s one out of the box.
While the front of the house celebrates its many original features, the rear extension is all about open-plan living and creating a strong indoor-outdoor connection.
The landscaped north-facing backyard is the ideal setting for entertaining with decks and verandas leading out to a solar heated swimming pool and private garden.
A children’s bedroom wing, with the luxury of two full bathrooms to service four bedrooms, has also been added.
Marble benchtops, polished mountain ash floors and a soaring timber-lined ceiling are among the many features that add to the calibre of the house.
Stepping inside the front door you are greeted by a wide hallway where decorative archways, door frames and doors are the first display of an eye for small detail.
A formal loungeroom or generous home office with an open fireplace sits opposite the main bedroom suite which has a walk-in wardrobe and modern ensuite with a marble and timber vanity.
Custom cabinetry crafted by SCLK features in many rooms, including each of the four minor bedrooms which have built-in wardrobes and desk, and the living areas.
There’s a traditional English country house feel to the billiard room where the dark blue colour is in stark contrast to the light and airy feel of the main living hub at the rear.
Striking timber-lined ceilings are a standout feature of this extension, which incorporates a marble topped island bench, quality stainless steel appliances, a butler’s pantry and bi-fold servery window in the kitchen.
The living room has a stone fireplace as its centrepiece and bi-fold doors onto the covered outdoor entertainment area.
Across the garden is a separate rumpus room or studio with three built-in beds for sleepovers and an adjoining double garage with rear access.
Modern comforts include hydronic heating, ducted evaporative airconditioning, automatic watering system, alarm system, sensored interior hall lights and a built-in sound system.
The property is on the market for $4 million to $4.2 million. For more information phone Newtown agent Dale Whitford on 0417 500 576.