3 LORD PLACE, RICHMOND
4 beds, 2.5 bath, 3 cars
If you are looking for a large family home in the inner-city, this modern four-bedroom house would be as close as it comes to ideal.
In a prized pocket of Richmond, off Lord St, the property is on a quiet non-through road, but still close to retail, restaurants, transport and schools.
Built in 2002 on vacant land that was part of a family farm, the vendor played an active role with the architect in the layout and design of the property .
"It is spacious and custom-built," she says.
The land on which the home stands is 282 sqm, with 220 sqm of internal space over two levels.
A lofty central living zone is flanked by floor-to-ceiling glazing that allows a seamless connection to a huge wrap-around north-oriented alfresco area, with plenty of space for entertaining.
An expansive granite kitchen flows freely from the first living and dining area while a second, sunken lounge at the front of the home offers flexible family living and an entirely different dynamic.
The second level hosts an opulent main suite incorporating walk-in robing, ensuite and private balcony, plus three further double bedrooms with built-in robes, a family bathroom, and a mezzanine style-study with custom cabinetry.
Further attributes include beautifully-finished polished concrete floors, split system heating and cooling, an integrated sound system throughout, a huge laundry with concealed whitegoods storage and a guest powder room off the living zone, as well as generous carport parking.
The vendor's family has a long history in the area. Her children are now adult and she is downsizing. "It's a great house, but it is too big for two people," she says.
For her, the home was ideal in an area she knew as a child. It is easy-maintenance, with a timeless design and finishes, secluded and without the normal noise associated with the inner-city.
"I walk everywhere. The shops, cafes and restaurants are minutes away, as well as the main Yarra Walking Trail and the Dame Nellie Melba Memorial Park."
There are a number of schools in the area, including Hawthorn West Primary, Yarra Primary Brighton St Primary and Richmond High.
"It is wonderful. Everything is here," the vendor said.
PRICE GUIDE: $2m to $2.2m
AGENT: Jellis Craig, Richmond. Call Jodie McCarthy. 0438 072 055
It is easy-maintenance, with a timeless design and finishes, secluded and without the normal noise associated with the inner-city