42 Winchester Street,
Expressions of Interest closing 5th June @1pmGracious villa in leafy garden setting on 1,483 sqm of corner block
This beautiful sandstone fronted, return verandah villa is set gracefully on enviable spacious grounds in Malvern’s leafy tree lined Winchester Street. Perfectly preserving elegant original features while offering beautiful spaces for family living, the Pauline Hurren designed extension maximises the footprint of the original home as well as taking advantage of the north facing rear aspect. Situated in this premier location within a short walk of a number of popular schools, shopping, cafes and restaurants there is the advantage of easy access by personal car or public transport directly from Duthy Street.
Built in 1904 this home boasts Edwardian features, dressed sandstone, bluestone footings and traditional quoin work and is complete with fantastic sweeping verandahs to three sides. Set privately behind high fences on an extensive allotment with a flower-filled garden, the home is attractive and welcoming with beautiful stained-glass leadlight door surrounds, double windows and gracious villa front facing the street as pretty as a picture. Entering the home the attractive façade transforms to spacious and practical with renovations and extension designed for comfortable living. The long wide hallway, eleven foot high ceilings, stained-glass leadlight, polished floorboards and elegant rooms reflect a gracious past. All original rooms boast understated character elements including fireplaces, high architraves and ceiling roses and coves. The flexible floorplan, presently with four bedrooms, provides options to further extend or rearrange and decorate to personal needs and taste. The stunning dining room could be utilised as a lounge or easily reconfigured as large main bedroom with an ensuite adjacent if desired. Rooms to the western side are lovely and bright overlooking expansive lawns and garden from beneath the verandah. A bright study also overlooks the garden and is a peaceful room to work or retreat. The cellar off the family room is easily accessed and provides the opportunity to create an excellent wine cellar. Upstairs two further bedrooms are light filled and offer lovely views over the pool and garden.
To the rear of the home the kitchen opens onto the verandah via French doors with a restful outlook to the garden. The adjacent family room and dining area are filled with light taking advantage of the north and north westerly aspect. Entertaining is a breeze with doors opening to the rear terrace overlooking the sparkling pool. Beautiful gardens with rose lattices, gravel pathways and matching stone workshop give the outdoors a Mediterranean feel. There is room on the lawn for a casual game of bocce, for children to run and play and for pets. A large marquee has been erected for special occasions including many parties and a wedding. A stunning space to simply enjoy as is or make changes to suit individual needs. Boasting a wonderful original home and extensions in more recent times, there much to enjoy in the short term and substantial bones to build on and renovate over time.
A grand villa superbly situated close to everything on offer in the area, minutes from the city and within walking distance of Highgate School, Concordia and Walford, this is a fabulous opportunity for this much loved home to be loved again by the next family.
- Built 1904
- 395m2 house on 1483m2 land, frontage 33.53m, corner allotment
- Classic & elegant features: return verandah double villa, wide hallway, high 11’ corniced ceilings, ceiling roses, stained-glass leadlight, fire surrounds,polished floorboards
- Working fireplaces in 4 rooms
- Original dry cellar, racking
- Blackwood timber kitchen: Neff oven + steam oven, 4 burner gas cook top, Asko dishwasher
- Ducted reverse cycle air conditioning (zoned), split system to family room
- Instant gas hot water
- Built-ins to laundry & study
- Garaging with side-by-side parking, remote control door
- Pool: fully tiled, salt chlorinated, provision for solar heating, solar blanket, pool shed
- 3 phase power
- Schools: close proximity to Lady George Kindergarten, Highgate & Unley Primary Schools, Concordia, Walford, Scotch, Mercedes, Unley High, Urrbrae Agricultural School, Waite Institute. Public transport on Duthy Street.
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