40 Clifton Street,
Genuine Character, infused with Northerly LightFully renovated, yet tastefully understated, this Art Deco residence blends the beautifully preserved glory of its original character with a light-worshipping modern interpretation whose spirit is both sympathetic to the home's origins and incredibly funky. Oriented to the north, with a delightful garden that is easily maintained, this single-level home is in perfect harmony with its proud streetscape and its broader urban character. Indeed, the home is perfect for downsizers, cosmopolitan urban families and the luckiest of first home buyers.
Both the formal lounge and a semi-attached dining are superb examples of Art Deco finery with original timber and etched glass internal doors, a fire place, picture rails and fine ceiling detail. As the home flows past wonderful built-in bookshelves to a modern rear, the aesthetic gratification is instant. Streams of northerly light emphasise the bold red cabinetry and striking green soft furnishings of an open-plan kitchen / meals / living that belongs in Vogue Magazine. More than a visual showpiece, however, the space enjoys a Blanco oven, an abundance of cabinetry, built-in storage under the wrap-around bench seating and a cosy gas log fire. As the space spills out to a partially undercover backyard and an easy-care garden, an al fresco lifestyle beckons. Concealed behind clever timber sliding doors, the European laundry continues the theme of rich timber toning, whilst each of the bedrooms is genuinely large - one of which has direct access to the backyard. A carport and driveway parking for a second vehicle complete the picture in this home with reverse cycle air conditioning and wall panel heating. This incredible location combines parkside tranquillity with the very best access to urban amenities. Directly opposite McDonell Park and Northcote Aquatic Centre, the home allows you to wander to Station St and its renowned strip of cafes, shops and restaurants, plus Northcote Railway station promises an easy city commute.