136 BRIGHTON ST, RICHMOND
3 beds, 1, bath, 1 car
This light-filled double-fronted three-bedroom Victorian home is positioned in one of Richmond's most coveted pockets, metres from Barkly Gardens, Richmond Primary School, the Main Yarra Trail and Church Street.
The house, centred on a 283 sqm block, features a landscaped front garden leading on to an expansive return verandah with a desirable northern orientation.
Internally, there are high ceilings and generous rooms, cleverly zoned and treated to abundant natural light, connecting to wrap-around gardens.
With an alfresco deck, large lawn and vegetable boxes and an adjoining lock-up garage, the outdoor area is a rare commodity in the city fringes. It is perfect as-is for a small family or to extend, subject to council approval.
Further attributes include an open north-facing living zone adjoining a large stone kitchen with French doors onto the deck, a family bathroom with laundry fittings, split-system heating and cooling, built-in robes and rear lane access.
The home is within easy walking distance of retail outlets, restaurants and family-friendly hotels.
The vendor and her family have lived in the home for the past 10 years, intending it only as a stop-gap after moving from Western Australia. "We didn't see it as a long-term home, now we don't want to leave," she said. "It is a great neighbourhood and really family-focused as well."
With three children, the family has simply outgrown the house. "We reached the stage where we need another bathroom and extra living space," she says. "We were looking at renovating as we didn't want to leave the area, but we found a house literally at the end of the street and it is something that will work out better for us. It could not be better."
PRICE GUIDE: $1.5m to $1.6m
AGENT: Jellis Craig, Richmond. Call Matthew Coombs 0425 848 776