78 Fordham Avenue,
‘Bowness’ – A rare and majestic Tudor of luxurious livingThe last of the grand English cottage homes constructed on the Harley Estate in 1939, ‘Bowness’ is an immaculate Tudor home with a proud history of only 3 owners, set on a peaceful 633m2 (approx.) garden estate. With lush, leafy views from every window, Bowness indulges its residents with charm and luxury through majestically styled living areas that are rich with period features, complementing a private five-bedchamber layout. Its prestigious and tree-lined Hartwell address offers instant access to city-bound transport, cafés, and encompassing parklands, while being in the heart of Melbourne’s most elite schools.
The archetypal Tudor façade stands with authority on the Fordham Avenue streetscape, flaunting its steep gabled roofing, half-timbered panelling and diamond leadlight windows amid the landscaped gardens. Internally, a flawless exhibition of pristine period detail is revealed with timber-panelled ceilings, carriage doors, and elaborate pendant and sconce lighting. Over gleaming timber floors, the formal sitting room is filled with romance, capturing abundant natural light from the wide bay window by day, and warmed by a cosy central gas fire by night. An adjacent dining room including an idyllic tapestry-brick open fireplace flows into a modern fully-appointed Miele kitchen, sympathetically styled in timber and granite to match the home’s original glamour.
A combination of five lavishly-sized bedrooms and two contemporary bathrooms provide exceptional restful retreat, including a downstairs guest bedroom and guest bathroom, plus four upstairs robed bedrooms and a central family bathroom.
Surrounded by peaceful alfresco dining patios, and completed with remote double garage plus workshop, the home provides options for a rear open plan extension (subject to council approval).
Enjoying a prestigious and leafy location within walking distance of Frog Hollow Reserve, Hartwell Station, Fordham’s Milk Bar, and Hartwell shopping, and zoned for the coveted schools of Hartwell Primary, Camberwell High, and Canterbury Girls’, with the pick of private colleges surrounding.