A Carl­ton ter­race takes in­door-out­door liv­ing to the next level

Herald Sun - Property - - FRONT PAGE -

STEP be­yond the charm­ing ve­randa of this Vic­to­rian ter­race home to find a bright and airy newly ren­o­vated two-storey de­light. At the heart of the home is a court­yard with a ver­ti­cal gar­den, which draws in light to the main bed­room and lounge room, and opens up to cre­ate a seam­less in­doorout­door en­ter­tain­ing area.

Air flows from the front of the home, through the open stair­case to the kitchen and din­ing area, which opens on to a sec­ond court­yard at the rear of the prop­erty.

The kitchen has stain­less-steel ap­pli­ances, over­head stor­age, mar­ble bench­top and in­te­grated fridge.

The owner said the home was de­signed to max­imise space while re­tain­ing the tra­di­tional street frontage. “From Barkly St you can’t see the ex­ten­sion and would as­sume it is an­other sin­gle storey worker’s cot­tage, but when peo­ple walk through they say ‘oh wow’,” she said.

“The house re­ally breathes, you can cool the house down in 15 min­utes, in­stead of turn­ing on the air­con­di­tiong. It’s kind of a smart house.”

Aside from the liv­ing area and court­yard, she said her favourite room was the hid­den en­suite, con­cealed be­hind the wardrobe doors.

Other fea­tures in­clude a study nook, fire­place, hy­dronic heat­ing, cool­ing, dou­ble-glazing, Euro­peanstyle tilt-turn win­dows, re­claimed hard­wood floors and Ital­ian de­signer tiles.

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