82 REGENT ST, RICHMOND
2 beds, 1 bath, 1 car
This strikingly renovated Victorian terrace home with a contemporary industrial edge, offers generous light-filled living in a convenient Richmond setting.
Boasting a clever design with flowing spaces and high ceilings, each window enjoys a peaceful, green outlook. The secluded and private entry reveals two bedrooms off the hallway. Both feature open fire places, with built-in robes in the main and stylish shelving in the second.
The most eye-catching feature of the home is a luxurious central bathroom with a courtyard view and an additional private outdoor shower.
Extended at the rear, the exceptionally-designed space feels like a genuine warehouse conversion, with its 3.6 metre ceilings and polished concrete floors (diamond cut/matt finish), a nod to the area's industrial past and the home's heritage.
The open-plan designer kitchen with stone benchtops, quality stainless steel appliances and terrazzo tiled splashback, flows to the meals and living area, featuring custom-made, steel-framed floor-to-ceiling windows and doors overlooking a leafy, established, landscaped garden.
Tranquil, with walls of green, the rear garden includes raised plant beds and built-in seating with storage, providing a unique, low-maintenance home for those that also covet an outdoor area.
A pedestrian gate to the rear enables a quick morning stroll to the local cafe for coffee. Other highlights of the home include a European laundry, split-system heating and cooling, ducted heating, ceiling fans, double glazing, ample storage and easy off-street parking via Little Hoddle St.
Ideally located on the edge of the CBD and in a quiet residential street, it is just a short stroll to Victoria St shops, bars and eateries and city-bound trams. It also sits between North Richmond and West Richmond train stations.
Agent Charlie Barham says the home is a real surprise packet. "Many people arrive expecting to see a period Victorian period home and walk out like they have just left a warehouse," he says. "It has been given a really nice contemporary extension at the rear. It has soaring high ceilings, big steel-framed glass doors, with an authentic warehouse feel at the back.
"The owners are a young professional couple that spent some time living in New York and just wanted to lean into the industrial background of the area.
"Despite being in the middle of the inner city, they wanted it to feel tranquil and as green as possible. You can see greenery from every corner of the house."
Barham said well-renovated homes such as this, that also were well located, were performing well in the current market. "We are getting a mix of interest from young professionals to people looking to downsize to a quality home on a single level," he said.
PRICE GUIDE: $1.3m to $1.4m
AGENT: Nelson Alexander, Fitzroy. Call Charlie Barham 0400 507 688