64 BENDIGO ST, RICHMOND
4 beds, 2 baths, 2 cars
The captivating beauty of Victorian architecture is enhanced by contemporary comforts and modern styling in this 1900s double-fronted home on a wider-than normal, tree-lined Richmond street.
With a classic bullnose verandah complemented by family-sized interiors, the home is set on a 303sqm block and lends itself to an alfresco lifestyle - which the vendors regard as one of its prime attractions.
High ceilings adorned with intricate plasterwork are the highlight of the front part of the home, which comprises three beautiful bedrooms, including a tranquil master with a sky-lit ensuite. The rear of the house is more modern, providing a comfortable balance between new and old.
The fourth bedroom is tucked in the attic roofline adjacent to a good-sized study zone. There is masses of storage throughout, with a large family bathroom and practical laundry.
A gourmet stone kitchen features premium Miele and AEG appliances (induction cooktop), a thick timber breakfast bar and another, hidden, study nook.
The contemporary open-plan entertaining area to the rear boasts two stretches of bi-fold doors that open on to an outdoor deck, complete with plumbed BBQ and established vine.
This area is a favourite of the vendors. "We've done a lot of entertaining because the back area is so open," the vendor says. "Especially in summertime, we can just throw the bi-fold doors all the way open.
"Our back yard is quite large for a Richmond house - and we have loved having so much space to entertain."
The vendor and her family have lived in the home for eight years. They renovated the bathrooms five years ago and put down new hardwood floors four years ago, as well as repainting all the internals.
"It is so convenient. You can walk to cafes and restaurants. My husband walks to the MCG for footy games and rides his bike to work," she says.
"It's such a nice community, Everyone meets at the park and walks to lunch, walks to dinners, and everyone looks out for each other."
There is roller-door access to two off-street car park spaces at the back of the property via the rear lane. The vendor also has an on-street visitor parking permit, which is available from Yarra City Council.
The house also features ducted heating/cooling, an alarm and a shed to store garden equipment.
It is a short walk to Swan St with its restaurants, shops and trams, metres to Burnley Park, with its large expanse of recreational space and footy oval, and the banks of the Yarra and its walking and bike trails.
Burnley Station also is close by.
In terms of schools, it is a short walk to Melbourne Girls College. Yarra Primary, Hawthorn West Primary and Richmond High are in close proximity.
PRICE GUIDE: $2.4m to $2.6m
AGENT: Biggin & Scott, Richmond. Call Julie Taylor 0439 859 811