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8 Clendon Road, Armadale

SOLD after six days on the market. $300,000 over the reserve.

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Sparkling jewel in prized Armadale location


This home blends its Victorian origins with a contemporary renovation to achieve style and substance with four bedrooms, three bathrooms, two living areas, a direct connection to the outdoors and vast storage. The light-filled property, completed by the owner-interior designer for his own family, is in Armadale’s prized lifestyle hub, only metres to Rose Street, Beatty Avenue, Toorak station, and Malvern Road trams.

Surprisingly spacious, the home offers outstanding family accommodation that includes a second living room with open fireplace and private upstairs parents’ retreat. At the end of the traditional central hall, the family /living zone, set beneath an open ceiling that infuses the area with natural light, welcomes you with a cosy window seat, bespoke cabinetry and Nectre wood fire. Bi-folding Glass doors open to the landscaped back garden for easy indoor-outdoor entertaining. Adjoining the living room, the kitchen features an Ilve stove, extra wide oven , integrated fridge/freezer, Miele dishwasher, and storage to ceiling height. It flows seamlessly to the butler’s pantry and laundry where every centimetre of space has been brilliantly utilized to create abundant storage.

A palette of soft tones creates sophisticated yet homely interiors, underpinned by luxurious finishes from extra wide lime-washed engineered oak floorboards, to marble and stone in the kitchen and bathrooms and leather and aged brass accents. The flexible design includes a room devoted to storage which could also be a separate study.

Upstairs the stunning parents’ retreat –set beneath a vast cathedral ceiling that captures the night sky– has a fully-fitted study area, marble- finished ensuite and generous walk-in wardrobe.

Features high ceilings throughout, Victorian fireplaces, plantation shutters, high quality curtains, extensive storage in all rooms, ducted heating, cooling, security. storage shed and rear lane access. Its walkability to tram, train, shops and an array of schools completes this absolute jewel of a home.

9 Yarra Street, Hawthorn

SOLD in two weeks for asking price

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Elite Family Living; Prized St James Park Precinct


“Glucksberg” is an iconic Victorian tower residence brilliantly adapted for modern family living providing space and flexibility in its five bedroom plus study floorplan together with plenty of outdoor entertaining, lush green gardens and swimming pool. Originally Designed by John Beswicke, known as “Hawthorn’s architect”, who created some of Hawthorn’s most famous mansions and public buildings, including the Town Hall, the home features his signature widow’s walk and was regarded by Beswicke as one of his finest.

From its perfectly tuck-pointed façade to its collection of spacious formal and informal living zones, this home has been so cleverly renovated and updated, making it ideal for flexible 21st century living over three levels. Period details of arched hallway, marble fireplaces, stained glass windows depicting nearby river birdlife, original staircase, elaborate cornices and ceiling roses blend artfully with contemporary spaces.

The lower ground level functions perfectly as a retreat, with two bedrooms connecting to a private courtyard garden, stylish central bathroom and living space.

The upper ground level comprises fully fitted home office and library at the front, a large living / media room which has now found a more modern purpose from its origins as a grand dining room. The open plan kitchen is appointed for those who love to cook and entertain and is a great communal space for the Family to gather, expands seamlessly to the informal dining and living rooms with Clerestory windows allowing in maximum natural light opening to full width balcony prefect for entertaining overlooking the deep rear garden and swimming pool.

Upstairs to three superb bedrooms offset by two bathrooms (main with ensuite) and terrific storage provided to each and every room; whilst an option exists for either a sixth overall bedroom or children’s study.

Among the home’s many features are sleek all white bathrooms featuring contemporary black tapware, powder room, laundry, magnificent cellar, hydronic heating and plantation shutters.

Glucksberg’s position is second to none. Set in one of Hawthorn’s iconic quiet, leafy streets close to the Yarra and much loved St James Park, it is a short walk to Burwood Road trams and Hawthorn Station making access into the city so easy, local shopping and an array of primary and secondary schools.

56 Stuart Street, Armadale


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Captivating Victorian with big future


In a premiere Armadale location, walking distance to High Street, Union Street Park and a range of schools, this large, free-standing, single level block-fronted Victorian on an exceptional 403 sqm (approx.) of land offers a captivating lifestyle in glorious garden surrounds.
With rear access, and many exciting possibilities to extend, it is easy to enjoy the amazing walkability of this home and its position near shops, cafes, and transport while planning its future and your dream family domain.

The charming home boasts an exceptionally wide hallway, three large bedrooms, and kitchen overlooking open plan dining and living room. Victorian features include fireplaces, Baltic pine floorboards and high ceilings. Glass sliders open the rear living room to a paved entertaining area and picturesque deep back garden with established trees, lawn and veggie patch, creating a green haven in the heart of Armadale.

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While real estate agents can and do write copy for their property listings, as well as staff profiles and blogs, why not spend that valuable time doing what you do best: getting leads, listings and selling properties? That is where Maria Harris can help. 

Maria writes copy to tug at buyers’ heartstrings. She can apply her well-honed writing skills to any platform to create winning content for clients. Whether it’s staff profiles, newsletters, EDMs, or blogs, a professional like Maria can add value to your business by telling your story to make it stand out from the crowd. Her expert knowledge of Melbourne’s prestige real estate market, a passion for property, combined with a love of architecture, interiors and design, help her craft messages that hit the mark.

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