Few properties in the inner city can rival the size and grandeur of this outstanding 1890's era colonial masterpiece.
Occupying a prime, elevated 1012m2 block, the home has been exquisitely and meticulously renovated, with a designer's eye for detail, to create a superb 4-bedroom residence that will surpass your highest expectations.
Upon entry you are greeted by soaring ceilings and a magnificent, welcoming entrance hall. Every detail of this property has been thoughtfully planned and executed, utilising the finest imported fixtures and fittings.
Formal sitting and dining rooms to the front of the home are refined and elegant, with beautiful bay windows and a leafy outlook. These oversized rooms are sophisticated and opulent, graced with stunning features such as antique crystal chandelier and wall sconces, a lovingly restored antique French hand-carved fireplace surround and imported wallpaper.
The intimate dining room has easy access to the kitchen, a space which will impress the most enthusiastic home chef. Timeless in style and functionality, the kitchen features Bianco Romano granite benchtops, quality Ilve and Miele appliances and an abundance of sleek 2-pac cabinetry. There is an area for casual meals and a servery window to a semi-enclosed loggia. This huge, private outdoor room is the heart of the home, connecting the kitchen with the enormous living room at the rear. It features plenty of storage, an integrated BBQ, wet bar and commercial fridge - making it simply sensational for entertaining all year round.
As well as bi-fold doors to the loggia, the living room also opens onto a private garden and flat lawn, which is perfect for children to play. Custom-designed Wyer + Craw cabinetry is featured throughout the home and the living room boasts an expansive bookcase wall with integrated TV unit. There is also a well-appointed study off the living room.
There are two bedrooms on this level, including the master suite, which is befitting a home of this stature. Adjoining the master suite, there is a luxurious, marble clad ensuite, with double vanities and a double shower, but it is the indulgent 'his' and 'hers' dressing-rooms with bespoke boutique-style cabinetry and lighting that will undoubtedly impress.
The other bedroom is also generously sized and it accesses the main bathroom, which has a claw-foot bath, a separate shower and toilet, while for guests there is a stylish, marble powder room.
On the new, upper level extension of the home are an additional two bedrooms; those are generously proportioned and have built-in wardrobes, a/c and cedar plantation shutters. These bedrooms share a marble clad bathroom, again utilising the finest imported fittings.
Internal stairs lead down to secure double-parking, with room for several more vehicles off-street. There is also an abundance of storage space, an infra-red sauna and a concrete room that would make an ideal wine cellar.
The property occupies sprawling, fully fenced, landscaped grounds, with irrigation, lighting and established hedges. The front of the property offers a gated entry with intercom, a 13 metre saltwater, north-facing swimming pool and manicured flat lawn.
As part of the renovation, the home has been completely re-roofed, freshly painted and there is ducted a/c throughout the main level, a state-of-the-art security system and underground water tanks.
The location is one of Bardon's most popular and sought after; a quiet, wide street that is a short stroll to Rainworth State School and close to the shops and cafes of Rosalie Village and Paddington and within easy access of the CBD.
This is a landmark property, which effortlessly blends historical splendour with modern conveniences. Homes of this calibre are rare to the market - do not delay an inspection.