This masterpiece one for the ages
Blend of architectural styles. By NATALIE HORDOV
PRETTY as a picture is the first thing that comes to mind when you see this two-storey home’s character facade.
If you step inside you might think it is a masterpiece – with clever, thoughtful renovations blending old and new features.
Built in 1910, the home on a 460sq m block has a mix of Victorian and Federation architectural styles.
The owners bought it 28 years ago. They said it had been neglected for man years, but they could see its potential to be a lovely family home.
“We were attracted by its facade, particularly the Victorian-style front door,” they said.
“Once inside we were amazed by the exquisite ornate cornices and 3.6m-high ceilings.”
The owners said the home had been renovated several times over the years, initially to maintain its original style and most recently to suit the needs of their growing family.
“The rooms provide for flexibility, separation and spaces which expand to entertain groups of friends or extended family,” they said.
The layout includes a striking formal lounge room with fireplace near the entry and an open-plan living/kitchen/dining area at the back of the home.
The chic kitchen has an induction cooktop, self-cleaning oven, dishwasher, underbench wine fridge, island bench and stone benchtops.
“The kitchen and family room are probably where we spend most of our time,” the owners said.
“We have shared many celebrations in this room and it can open and expand through bi-fold doors to the veranda to accommodate family and friends.
“We designed and made the stainedglass panels above the doors by hand, adding a touch of tradition in a more modern room.
“And sitting in front of the fireplace on a winter’s day with a glass of red is recommended.” continued page 3