Elegant Victorian With Desirable Family Appeal in Prestigious Position

Tightly held and highly treasured in the one family for 52 years, this elegant, 4 bedroom Victorian home (Pendennis, circa 1880) offers a family-focused lifestyle where character is a constant and convenience is at your doorstep. Significantly extended to accommodate every requirement of modern living on a deep 860sqm parcel of land (approx.), this investment cuts across time.

Beyond the home’s traditional facade, discover an inviting arched hallway under high ceilings on original pine flooring. A formal dining room is dressed in exquisite Victorian-themed wallpaper with a pair of picture windows directing welcome light to all corners. All four bedrooms are staged to the front of the home, generous in size and serviced by a deluxe bathroom with sunken bath and separate fully tiled shower.

Always free-flowing, the home impressively opens up to reveal spacious open-plan living and dining under exposed beams with timber sourced from the demolished YMCA building in the city. Under vaulted ceilings, enjoy a skylit kitchen boasting high-end Miele and Smeg appliances including a 6-burner cooktop, a handy walk-in pantry, and a marble benchtop. A family living room towards the rear offers privacy and retreat if so desired.

The living flows outdoors to a welcoming paved courtyard, presenting a whole range of dining and entertaining possibilities. An established, picture-perfect garden with bursts of colour and lavender rests alongside a deep yard. Offering a rare opportunity to use the rear of the block for an extension and renovation, draw inspiration from your neighbours by elevating and updating (STCA).

In a house alive with charm and personality, all of the period features on display add value. The lavish list includes an L-shaped timber and wrought-iron verandah, a number of ornate open fireplaces, cornice craftsmanship, slate roof, Baltic pine flooring, decorative entry arch, and elaborate ceiling roses. Comprehensive features include a separate laundry, handy powder room, ducted heating and cooling, off-street parking for up to 4 vehicles, and roller blinds throughout.

Moments from Bay Street’s rail and retail, leading schools, cosmopolitan cafes and restaurants, the lush greenery of Kamesburgh Gardens, and a short walk to Brighton and Elwood beaches, take advantage of the Elsternwick Primary School catchment area in a family-friendly neighbourhood.  This is classically refined Brighton living with all the lifestyle benefits!

At a glance...

* 4 large bedrooms, 2 with BIR, 3 with open fireplaces

* Originally constructed in 1880 and updated in 1978

* Light-filled formal dining room with open fireplace

* Sunlit kitchen showcasing a high-end Smeg oven and 6-burner cooktop, Miele dishwasher, Bosch rangehood, walk-in pantry and marble benchtop under vaulted ceilings

* Spacious, skylit and sun-drenched open-plan living and dining area under exposed timber beams

* Relaxed family living room

* Family bathroom with sunken bath and walk-in shower

* Separate laundry

* Paved alfresco courtyard

* Off-street parking for 4

* Ducted heating and cooling

* Includes 4 open fireplaces, ceiling roses, cornice work, period verandah, and arched entry

* Roller blinds throughout

* Beautiful established garden and yard

* Moments from schools, transport, shopping, parkland, restaurants, cafes, and the beach

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Address 48 Asling St
Price SOLD
Property Type residential
Property ID 1338
Category House
Land Area 860 m2


Date: Saturday 17 August, 12:30 PM

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