54 Molesworth Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051

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Light-filled inner-city sanctuary of historical charm & modern refinement

Lovingly maintained and thoughtfully transformed by the same owner of nearly 30 years, this impressive double fronted Victorian home offering fabulous light-filled accommodation over one level is ideally situated on a north facing corner allotment with side off street parking. Nestled behind a high hedge and enveloped in decorative cast iron lacework, the classic brick façade introduces a soaring arched hallway, a versatile layout with four large bedrooms including an ensuite & walk in robe off the master bedroom along with a central 2nd bathroom & separate WC. As you enter the home you are immediately drawn to the warmth and the clever combination of period charm with modern enhancement in an unrivalled, city-fringe location.

The enviable northeast-facing rear living area is bathed in light throughout the seasons, enhanced by French doors in both the living and family rooms, opening onto an impressive dual level courtyard with plumbed in barbecue – perfect for year-round indoor/outdoor entertaining on both a large and intimate scale. A checked tiled kitchen features recently upgraded appliances and generous cabinetry space, adjoining the bright dining & sitting areas with large windows perfectly primed to capture glorious day long sunshine. Interior upgrades have been thoughtfully selected to honour the home’s heritage while incorporating modern comforts, where original fireplaces and ceiling roses combine with restored timber flooring, gas heating, split system cooling and motorised blinds to the master bedroom. Add to this, a separate retreat/study zone, laundry, central bar with cellar storage, NBN connectivity plus effortless off-street parking via Youngs Lane. Zoned for University High School.

Ideal for families valuing versatile, harmonious living, or busy professionals looking for a work from home environment, this exceptional opportunity celebrates a coveted location to match.

Enjoy endless recreation options at Royal Park, city-bound transport, Universities, hospitals plus iconic Queen Victoria Market and easy freeway access all just moments away. A true sanctuary of timeless architecture and contemporary enhancements promises a premium living experience in a historically rich and cherished neighbourhood – there’s so much to love!

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Owners Notes

I bought this house in 1996 when I knew nothing about North Melbourne other than that it was close enough for me to walk to work, had ease of access to the airport and the Tulla freeway and that the street lay within the catchment for University High School where two of my three teenaged children were soon to be enrolled. We all discovered quite quickly what a delightful, friendly and welcoming pocket of historic Melbourne the area is. Within cooee of the CBD, medical precinct and University of Melbourne and on the doorstep of Royal Park, in 1996 it was just on the cusp of becoming an edgy, urban, extremely diverse and exciting place to live.

No 54 has been a wonderful house for entertaining; we have had childrens' and adults birthday parties, Christmas lunches, barbecues, garden gatherings small and quite large and even an earth oven in the middle of the lawn when we farewelled a visitor from Vanuatu. Sitting on the front veranda watching the New Year fireworks over the city has been a much enjoyed annual event. Over the nearly three decades that I have owned the house it has been versatile. The children were able to have their own space when they were younger for entertaining their friends or watching TV while I had mine. As they grew up and moved out, their bedrooms became offices, and a cosy sitting room with a working open fire in winter. And occasionally they moved back in.

While North Melbourne's Errol Street has changed a lot, it has long provided a vibrant range of eateries, and entertainment, including the famous Comedy Club and the Town Hall Arts precinct. Well served by the tram network, transport will soon be augmented by two train stations that Molesworth St will lie between, giving access right across Melbourne. Weekly shopping for fresh produce at the Vic Market is always a fantastic experience. Errol Street's IGA has a range of gourmet goodies and wine while Parkville Cellars just down the road offers a fantastic variety of local and imported wines and beers. Amiconi in Victoria Street is an institution with a long history of serving fine traditional Italian cuisine. The Courthouse Hotel has a great pub meal, while Auction Rooms is a buzzing place for brunch. The best coffee used to be at Code Black in Leveson Street but it's now rivalled by Mr Tucker in rapidly transforming Melrose Street reached by a very pleasant stroll up Canning Street which now has a Woolies at its western end. There is excellent sourdough at Bread Club in Queensberry St while delicious pastries can be hard to resist almost next door. And then, you can take your regular exercise in the fabulous park up the road or at the Errol St gym.

We have loved this house and North Melbourne. Now some years past retirement, country living beckons and I am reluctantly leaving this very special place.

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Price Guide

Auction $2,100,000 - $2,300,000

Auction Date

54 Molesworth Street, North Melbourne VIC 3051
54 Molesworth Street
North Melbourne, VIC 3051
Sat 27th July, 12:00pm

Inspection Times

North Melbourne

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