Edwardian elegance meets modern luxury at this renovated Brunswick home for sale.
Lochlea, at 26 Canberra Street, was transformed to blend 1930s charm with contemporary style about six years ago.
Still looking near-new since the renovation, it’s hit the market with a $1.5-$1.6m asking price.
Jellis Craig Brunswick agent Elizabeth Kelly said a “huge renovation” under the guidance of an architect was undertaken by the young vendors.
“They restored the entire original front section of the house and went to town on a big extension at the rear,” Ms Kelly said.
“But they kept all the period features intact while adding a sensational living area, which becomes a real entertainers’ dream in the summer months.”
The open-plan living section is cleverly divided into a dedicated dining zone, a central modern kitchen and a living area with a stylish Oblica fireplace.
Two sets of double-glazed stacker doors bookend the living room, connected to lush gardens that wrap around the space.
A large north-facing backyard is the perfect spot for summer, while a smaller outdoor area features storage below the deck and a sandpit.
The kitchen includes high-end appliances, a butler’s pantry, stone benchtops and soft-close cabinetry.
All three bedrooms feature ornate fireplaces and share a large bathroom with a claw-foot bathtub. Other period features in the home include original decorative roses, Baltic pine floors, leadlight windows and soaring high ceilings.
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There’s also a comfortable study with built-in joinery and a large laundry.
Storage is in abundance, with an attic, a backyard shed and off-street parking for two cars.
Ms Kelly said a number of families looking to break into the popular Brunswick North Primary School zone had inspected the residence.
It’s also close to Sydney Road shops and restaurants, as well as Anstey train station.
CoreLogic shows Lochlea was bought for $670,000 in original condition in 2011, before major works started a few years later.
The charming residence is scheduled to go under the hammer on March 13.