61 LYNDHURST ST, RICHMOND
3 beds, 2 bath, 1 car
Melbourne architect Stephen Akehurst is renowned for his grand Hampton-style designs that, at times, can carry a touch of French provincial.
There are a number of sizable Akehurst homes on the Mornington Peninsula that can command more than $20 million, but there are few in Richmond from his early days.
Built in 1998, this three-bedroom home in Lyndhurst St is one of them.
Defined by impressive proportions and contemporary practicality, this easily maintained residence is flooded with northern and eastern light, creating an inviting setting for relaxation and entertaining.
Sitting on a block 9.7m wide by 15m deep, its dimensions allow for a generous living zone with a modern fireplace, flanked by a north-facing courtyard. The stylish kitchen is rounded off with an Ilve oven and cooktop, Bosch dishwasher and stone benchtops.
Off the entry foyer is a sizable study with French doors opening on to a front courtyard. The fence and a healthy hedge ensure privacy.
The three large-sized robed bedrooms include the luxurious main with walk-in robe, ensuite and rooftop vistas, while a second central bathroom serves the remaining bedrooms.
Additional features include a, a powder room, ducted vacuum, intercom entrance, security system, laundry facilities and lock up garage.
Jellis Craig agent Elliot Gill says the property is much wider than your typical town house and bigger than normal Richmond properties. "It's a timeless design. Classic," Gill says.
Because of its age, the property comes with on-street parking permits.
Handily placed between Bridge Rd and Swan St, it is in a perfect central location. "Some of the most valuable properties in Richmond are in this street," Gill says.
PRICE GUIDE: $1.8m to $1.98m
AGENT: Jellis Craig, Richmond. Call Elliot Gill 0411 863 603