13 Dally Street, Clifton Hill VIC 3068

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Wisteria Cottage

This charming semi-detached period home in a quiet residential street offers surprising space and comfort in a prime location. Light and airy over two levels the home has been extended and updated over time to enhance its functionality & flexible layout. The inviting interior features three sizeable bedrooms (one on the ground floor that has been utilised as a home office with built-in desk & robe plus U/S 2 further bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms and robes plus a private balcony with leafy outlooks), spacious family living room opening to side walkway, modern central bathroom with freestanding bath, updated well equipped kitchen with granite bench tops and adjacent dining/meals area that all overlook and opening to a private established courtyard garden oasis (ROW). Additional highlights include custom cabinetry throughout, storage, gas heating and security system. In a central Clifton Hill location, it is close to local shops and cafes, Clifton Hill Station, parks and trails, schools & Queens Parade. Nelson Alexander Pty Ltd.

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Owners Notes

I have lived in this house very comfortably for over 40 years and am sorry to be leaving. When I first bought it in 1980, I was attracted by its cottage look and feel and its Victorian heritage features such as high ceilings, wrought iron veranda frieze, cornices and ceiling roses. Built in 1893 as a single-fronted railway worker’s cottage, it is a key part of the history of the area.

Although renovating and modernising it several times over the years I have tried to keep true to its Victorian history and have maintained all the Victorian features including skirting boards, architraves and stained glass. Renovating began with almost a complete rebuild including reroofing, rewiring, restumping and replastering throughout, later a double storey and two ensuites were added and finally in 2017 a modern laundry and bathroom. The house has been well maintained over the years with necessary repairs to the roofing, plasterwork, weatherboards and the back fence.

Thanks to additional windows, air conditioning and gas heating in several rooms the house is light and cool in summer and warm and cosy in winter.

I am a keen gardener and over the years have developed the front, side and back gardens into a little oasis that can all be viewed from the house. The front garden was professionally landscaped by award-winning landscaper Ian Barker and incorporates a thirty-year-old Wisteria that blooms twice a year after which the house is named. The side garden is slightly oriental and comprises several quite old, espaliered Camellia bushes. The back garden is somewhat tropical and ideal for sitting out on a hot day and having a drink in the shade of two large Strelitzias.

Dally Street is a lovely quiet, tree-lined street sandwiched between the busier streets of Ramsden and Roseneath. Its location has several advantages not least of which is freedom from peak hour commuters. As a dog owner, the closeness of parkland is a bonus. In less than five minutes my dog can be running free on not one but three ovals.

Amenities abound nearby: Apart from Parkland, there are local coffee shops such as Drews, and Dirty Apron as well as gourmet shopping at Queens Parade especially McCoppins and the excellent bakery Cavallini. Restaurants are also within walking distance in Queens Parade including the Terminus Hotel for dinner, the Rubber Duck Café for breakfast or lunch and Del Montes for delicious pizzas. Public transport to the city is available by bus, tram or train. If art is of interest a lovely 15-minute walk along the river takes you to the Abbotsford Convent with its markets, restaurants and art ateliers.

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