"MERNDA" - on a vast landscaped allotment (approx 1025sqm) in a revered Moonee Ponds neighbourhood, this grand Federation residence provides a truly outstanding family environment with its expanded two-level floorplan, premium features and fabulous living/entertaining spaces both inside and out. Beyond the imposing facade, discover a gorgeous interior showcasing five large bedrooms (enormous master with WIR) and study/sixth bedroom, period-inspired ensuite and equally-stylish main bathroom with clawfoot bath. Multiple living zones include an elegant formal lounge and adjoining dining room, retreat (upstairs), Miele-equipped kitchen and open-plan family/meals leading through to the expansive rear living area. Other stand-out features of the home include ducted heating and refrigerated cooling, open fireplaces, towering ceilings with ornate plasterwork, solid timber floors, full-size laundry and excellent storage spaces throughout. Step outside to a wonderfully wide decked verandah and delightful backyard complete with established gardens and lawn area, high fences for added privacy and remote-control double garage via brick-paved driveway. A sublime streetscape in the area's elite schools district (walking distance to Penleigh, Lowther Hall and St Columba's College), it's close to Clarinda Park, Queens Park, Moonee Ponds Station as well as the area's cafes/restaurants and renowned shopping precinct. An exceptional family lifestyle with a location to match.