Edgy style from by­gone era

The Courier-Mail - Property - - REALESTATE MARKET PLACE - CAS­SAN­DRA HOUGHTON

BLEND­ING its 1890s her­itage de­sign with a fresh con­tem­po­rary edge, this clas­sic colo­nial res­i­dence of­fers an ar­ray of el­e­gant liv­ing spa­ces.

Pe­riod ref­er­ences such as wide pol­ished floor­boards, pen­dant light­ing, high ceil­ings and case­ment win­dows are abun­dant through­out the property, while other high­lights in­clude mod­ern ap­pli­ances, an in-ground pool and sweep­ing views of the city.

Be­yond a tra­di­tional fa­cade with dec­o­ra­tive fret­work, or­nate balustrades and french doors with stained glass, the floor­plan of­fers three bed­rooms and open-plan com­mu­nal ar­eas flow­ing to out­door decks.

The front ve­randa leads into a wide cen­tral hall­way on the up­per level of the house. Liv­ing and din­ing ar­eas in the left wing share an open-plan space fea­tur­ing rich tim­ber floor­ing in honey tones, and large char­ac­ter win­dows. Also pro­vid­ing plenty of nat­u­ral light, french doors open to a wrap­around ve­randa at the rear, fea­tur­ing views of Sun­corp Sta­dium, the city sky­line and sur­round­ing sub­urbs.

A mod­ern kitchen over­look­ing the din­ing area con­tains crisp white cab­i­netry, qual­ity stain­less-steel ap­pli­ances, black mar­ble bench­tops and an is­land bench.

Nearby, and fea­tur­ing city views, is a for­mal sit­ting room with an orig­i­nal brick fire­place.

Also on the up­per level is the main bed­room, which looks to the front gar­dens and in­cludes a built-in wardrobe and an en­suite. Warm neu­tral colours com­ple­ment the tim­ber floors, while large white tim­ber­framed win­dows al­low for abun­dant nat­u­ral light.

The mid­dle floor of the house con­tains an­other fam­ily area. A fire­place adds warmth and there is a set of french doors leading to a cov­ered rear deck.

Two bed­rooms on the level of­fer di­rect ac­cess to an out­door ter­race, while one also in­cludes a built-in wardrobe.

Com­plet­ing the floor is a cen­tral fam­ily bath­room, a laun­dry and a sep­a­rate en­try point to an out­door dry­ing area.

The res­i­dence also con­tains a lower level with a wine room or stor­age space with di­rect ac­cess to the back­yard.

Out­side, this rear space en­com­passes ter­races and a re­sort-style in-ground pool framed by gar­dens. The 912sq m block also in­cor­po­rates trop­i­cal land­scap­ing and off-street park­ing space for two cars.

Close to Padding­ton’s shops and cafes, this el­e­gant property is also just a short drive from the CBD.

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