8 Boothby Street, Northcote VIC 3070
Exquisite Californian Bungalow with luxurious modern extension in Northcote
Meticulously architecturally designed, this residence takes full advantage of its northerly orientation, ensuring natural light streams into even the south-facing rooms. The incorporation of feature curved walls adds a unique architectural element, softening the interior spaces and creating a fluid, organic feel throughout the home. This design choice not only enhances the aesthetic appeal but also contributes to a sense of spaciousness and flow. The thoughtful selection of materials, including natural stone benchtops and a warm, inviting palette, further creates a sense of warmth rarely found in new homes. Every detail has been considered to enhance both indoor and outdoor living, making this home a true masterpiece of design.
Enter via a picketed gate and arbor, with a reclaimed red brick pathway leading to the front porch. As you step into the original section of this magnificent home, you are greeted by a living room that radiates timeless elegance, and a principal bedroom, complete with custom-built robes and an ensuite (ideal as a guest suite). The library boasts a custom-built bookshelf and window seat, with additional arched windows overlooking the expansive north-facing backyard. Period features, including European royal oak herringbone flooring and a period cast iron fireplace with timber mantle in the living room, pay homage to the home's heritage. The exquisite powder room, mud room, and laundry add layers of functionality and charm to this original section of the home.
The north-facing extension unfolds into a breathtaking open-plan area, where polished concrete floors complement a spacious kitchen, dining room, and substantial family room, separated by a contemporary two-way fireplace. A feature custom-made circular window frames the family room, offering views of the plunge pool. The kitchen boasts a curved marble island bench, a combination induction cooktop with gas wok burner, wall oven, integrated fridge, freezer, beverage fridge, and dishwasher. Large bi-fold doors open to an expansive outdoor area and alfresco, seamlessly connecting indoor and outdoor living, perfect for entertaining and family enjoyment.
The curved staircase leads to the upper level, where the second principal bedroom awaits, featuring soaring raked ceilings, north-facing highlight windows, built-in robes, dresser, and a luxurious ensuite. Bedrooms three and four are equally impressive, with the fourth bedroom offering a raised platform for a Japanese-style bed and a feature circular window showcasing city skyline views. A separate bathroom services these rooms.
The outdoor area is a north-facing landscaped haven, complete with a pergola, covered outdoor kitchen with built-in Weber BBQ, and plunge pool with an outdoor shower. Complementing this space, the front yard offers an expansive outdoor recreation area, where a lush lawn, mature lemon tree, and native planting are nestled behind a 1.5m high picket fence. This fence not only enhances the aesthetic charm of the property but also ensures security and peace of mind, providing a safe environment for both children and pets to play.
Sustainability is pivotal; the home features a solar power system, double-glazed windows in the extension, and insulation throughout (including intermediate floors). Climate control is effortless with split system heating and cooling. Security features include a remote-control front gate and garage door, front door monitor/intercom, alarm system, and CCTV. AV and data connections are available in all living rooms and bedrooms.
Located in a family-friendly neighbourhood of Northcote, you're just moments away from the vibrant cafes of High Street and Station Street Fairfield. Enjoy leisurely strolls to the Northcote Aquatic Centre, McDonnell Park, Ruby Thomas Reserve, and Jackson Park Playground. The convenience of excellent public transport options is at your doorstep, with Fairfield and Dennis Stations within walking distance. Proximity to popular schools, including Northcote High School Zone, further enhances the appeal of this location. An outstanding residence and lifestyle await. Make it yours today.