Unique is an understatement when describing this excellent example of one the few remaining Gold Rush era homes in Victoria. Once occupied by the Mayor of Brunswick in the late 19th century and pioneer brick maker John Glew, this James Blackburn Junior designed cottage presents families, couples and downsizers with a rare opportunity to own a piece of Brunswick history.
This pristine pocket of Brunswick, nestled between Sydney Road, Lygon Street and just north of Royal Park, offers the best amenity for residents virtually at your doorstep. Brunswick East village, just around the corner on Lygon St is your go to for a leisurely lunch or morning espresso. Not to mention the convenience of being moments from Barkly Square shopping centre, a one stop shop for fresh produce, groceries and array of boutique retailers. With three tramlines very close by, the Melbourne CBD, University Campuses, schools and major hospitals are all easily accessible, so you can leave the cars at home.
Preserved by perfectly groomed hedges this landmark home boasts a bold double frontage, with a deep, manicured front garden. The characteristic, wrought iron faade paired with the gabled roof and original chimneys add to the heritage appeal of the home. Offering a well-designed layout with three bedrooms, a formal living room, well-appointed kitchen, stylish central bathroom with claw foot bath, off street parking for two and fully restored throughout. An elegant extension featuring a second living area with soaring ceilings, exposed beams opening up to a private north facing courtyard, ideal for al-fresco dining and entertaining.
Additional features include, ducted heating and reverse cycle air-conditioning. Multiple functional and ornamental fireplaces, classic parlour heater, Baltic Pine flooring, solar energy and alarm system. Zoned to Princes Hill Primary and Secondary College, Victorian Heritage Registered and ready to be enjoyed.
Inspection is certainly a must, these homes just dont come onto the market often enough.