Inner East Review
Wednesday, 6 December 2023

Classic Victorian with a rich past

Linley Wilkie
Updated March 16 2022 - 12:07pm, first published 4:28pm
Classic Victorian has heart
Classic Victorian has heart


Pick out any period home in Richmond and you might happen upon rich and colourful tales from a bygone era within inner Melbourne.

Take this brick beauty in Richmond Terrace, which is believed to have been a dairy manager's house once upon a time, with milk purchases made by locals through the door (now a window) in the small bedroom next to the downstairs bathroom.

A more recent tidbit is the former resident's accolade of 2019 Victorian Senior of the Year.

The distinguished double-fronted Victorian will no doubt continue to spark interest, thanks to its timeless elegance and beautiful period features married with contemporary mod cons.

Behind the distinctive facade are soaring high ceilings, decorative plasterwork and ornate fireplaces to admire.

There's a formal dining room, a separate lounge and casual meals area, and a sun-drenched family room that leads to a private backyard.

Kitchen highlights include granite benchtops and a Bosch dishwasher, while the family bathroom has been treated to a modern makeover.

Upstairs is a parent's retreat with mirrored robes, an ensuite and a peaceful study space.

The home also has ducted heating and air-conditioning.

Outside is a garage and the convenience of rear access from Firebell Lane.

North-facing and positioned on approximately 305 square metres, this is the perfect home for a young family.

Close to bustling Swan Street, Melbourne's vibrant sporting precinct and the CBD, it promises a lively backdrop to daily living and somewhere to create a wonderful history of your own.


$2.5 million - $2.7 million

Classic Victorian has heart
Classic Victorian has heart
Classic Victorian has heart
Classic Victorian has heart
Linley Wilkie

Linley Wilkie

Senior journalist, group features and special publications

I've been a lifestyle and features writer for 23 years, covering everything from fashion and beauty, to homes, parenting and travel. Having worked for Text Media, Fairfax Media and now Australian Community Media, these days I'm at more kids sports games than fashion parades.

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