First time offered in over 40 years: An extremely rare opportunity to secure this much admired historic residence (circa 1888) on a large double allotment of land (740 m2 approx) in one of Melbourne’s most sought-after positions. Overlooking the magnificent Edinburgh Gardens, this elegant Boom Style Victorian residence, with its wide frontage (13 m approx.) & side land, is enveloped in a lush private garden and offers a wonderfully spacious, serene and flexible family living environment, steeped in Victorian period grandeur. Behind its impressive, classic façade, the home’s free-flowing interior showcases a wide entrance hallway opening to the grand formal lounge and dining rooms, study/bedroom and downstairs bathroom, large family size kitchen/dining/living area and walk-through pantry to laundry. Upstairs: 3 further bedrooms (enormous main bedroom opening to front balcony with parkland & city views through the trees) and contemporary main bathroom. This outstanding property boasts a multitude of exquisite original period features including soaring ornate ceilings, marble-mantel fireplaces and polished timber floors throughout along with ducted heating and alarm system. Highlighting the land’s impressive width, gentle elevation and sunny aspect, the substantial, verdant garden features an extensive brick-paved entertaining area and three 3,000 litre water tanks. The garage is accessed by a wide ROW at rear and includes a unique self-contained studio/guest house (with lounge/dining room, bedroom and bathroom) further enhancing this long-cherished home’s already impressive versatility. All this in one of the city’s premier streetscapes, within pleasant walking distance of transport and the myriad of lifestyle activities Fitzroy and inner Melbourne has to offer!