14 ROSE ST, RICHMOND
3 bed, 2 bath 1 car
It is seldom that all the planets are in alignment when purchasing a home - position, size and comfort, as well as proximity to the city.
This three-bedroom home in Rose St, Richmond, not only combines these requisites, but has a touch of luxury thrown in with plenty of scope for entertaining.
A short walk to Richmond Primary School and the beautiful open spaces of Barkly Gardens, this renovated family-sized residence incorporates a plunge pool as well as a rooftop entertaining area with district views.
The Yarra River is close by with its walking trails and other leisure opportunities, while the many restaurants, nightspots and retail outlets of Church, Swan and Chapel streets are nearby.
The home features a light-filled living area, with a separate dining room, plus a designer kitchen, opening on to a courtyard and plunge pool.
There also is a second living area/family room which leads to an entertaining deck, complete with BBQ and built-in seating. This would allow a family member to entertain friends in one area, while other family members can relax in other areas of the house.
The beautiful features of the house are set off by natural light provided by skylights and sensible open design. The level of thought behind the interior design is evidenced by the fact there is an air-conditioning duct beneath the towel rail in the ensuite to assist drying, or in winter, can warm the towels.
The three bedrooms are sizable, with the master featuring a walk-in robe, as well as the ensuite, with the bonus of a study/retreat - perfect for those working from home.
The vendor says house was very much a family home, with her son going to a nearby secondary school.
"We bought the house in 2016 but we lived in the area before, in Brighton St, just round the corner," she says. "With my son in school, we were fortunate to be able to relocate almost in the same block."
The previous owners had added the rooftop terrace and what they called "the parent's retreat", off the main bedroom. "That had been added freshly when we moved in," she says.
The vendor did some further renovation. "We didn't extend the floorplan in any way, but, we put down new wooden flooring. That was very important to us," she says.
"We also changed the kitchen a little bit to make it more spacious, and some enhancement to the gardens, front and back, to accommodate sitting space at the pool - and just to make it green and lush in the courtyard and the entertainment area in the back."
The home also has a security system, intercom, ducted vacuum and split-system heating and cooling.
There is off-street parking, with right-of-way access to Davis St.
PRICE GUIDE: $2.3m to $2.5m
AGENT: Biggin & Scott, Richmond. Call Edward Hobbs 0411 725 263
Features set off by natural light and sensible design