56 KENT ST, RICHMOND
3 bed, 2 bath, 2 cars
This modern, light-filled three-bedroom home combines designer style and a functional floorplan, with 2.7m ceilings adding to the feeling of space.
Built 12 years ago on a block 37m deep, the home was refurbished three years ago. Attention was given to even small details as the co-owner had intended for the residence to be a long-term family home. These even included light switches and smaller things, which generally would be ignored if an owner was not intending to stay.
While the renovation was not major - no walls were moved - it was a significant investment by the co-owner to bring it up the level it is at now.
Accented by rich chocolate-hued, hardwood floors, and with glass doors and lightwells providing light and warmth, the home offers privacy and security in an easy-care setting.
The property features three spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms. One of the beds and a bath is on the ground floor, which is perfect for guests, or as an alternative master.
There is a dedicated dining room, leading on to a gourmet kitchen, set off by tundra grey marble, and equipped with a full suite of Miele appliances. A central island provides preparation and storage space, as well a place to share family meals.
The open plan living zone is completed by a bespoke built-in entertainment unit.
An eye-catching vertical garden wall, which was installed around 18 months ago, adds visual appeal to an internal courtyard, while an expansive Merbau entertainer's deck is ideal for summer entertaining.
Four new split-system air-conditioning units can be found across the home's two levels, while high-definition security and surveillance ensure peace of mind.
A secure double carport features a remote-controlled door off Little Kent Street.
While there is an abundance of space, the co-owner says there is still potential for a buyer to add value to the home, with possibly a studio at the rear, or an extension of the first floor - even going-up another level as well, which would take in city views.
Any further work, though, would be subject to council approval.
One of the main attractions for the co-owner was the natural light that would beam into the house at all hours of the day. "I worked from home during lockdown periods and a north-facing bedroom - which I used as a study - was was a really good space to work out of," he said.
The low-maintenance residence is well-located, being just a short walk from Church St, Swan St, Bridge Rd, Victoria Gardens and Richmond Traders. Citizens Park and the Yarra River trails are just nearby, with the city in easy reach by public transport.
PRICE GUIDE: $1.9m to $2.09m
AGENT: Biggin & Scott, Richmond. Call Allan Cove 0411 528 615