14 Bladen Avenue, Brunswick East VIC 3057

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Family Living at its finest!

Here is a home to appeal to the most discerning buyer! This handsome freestanding residence, with meticulously preserved period detail and a light-filled, architecturally inspired modern extension has been designed for family living and entertaining, in a peaceful cul-de-sac metres from Lygon Street restaurants and transport. A wide verandah framed by graceful iron pillars leads to a wide central hall, opening to a versatile floor plan showcasing four double bedrooms (BIRs; main with walk-in-robe and stylish ensuite), elegant front sitting room/4th bedroom, a stunning central family bathroom and fitted laundry. With a tranquil internal courtyard to one side, a glazed passage leads to a grandly proportioned living and dining room, with a 5 metre raked ceiling and high north facing windows drenching the room in natural light. The family sized kitchen, with Miele and Bosch appliances, custom cabinetry and huge stone island bench top, is a home chef's delight. Seamlessly linked to the living zone via floor to ceiling glass is a beautifully landscaped native garden providing a tranquil outdoor entertaining area with ROW-access off-street parking. Features of this exceptional residence include polished hardwood floors, excellent storage, ducted heating, split-system a/c, ceiling fans, alarm and premium appointments throughout. A fabulous family home offering immense warmth and space in this quiet residential location! Nelson Alexander Pty Ltd

Owners Notes

We moved into this 1890’s diamond in the rough 16 years ago with a dream to faithfully restore it whilst also creating a practical livable design that would suit our family and a modern lifestyle.

Working with Andrew Maynard (Maynard Architects) we met the challenge of creating a single story renovation that would create light, space, flexibility and comfort without detracting from the period character of the original residence.

This home has served our needs and our wants – as an activity hub for many wonderful celebrations, a comfortable oasis from the excitement of the inner city on our doorstep as well as a fantastic base to enjoy everything this part of Melbourne has to offer.

This home has so many great features but most especially:

  • The joy of a safe and quiet cul-de-sac with no through traffic. This has allowed endless games of street cricket in summer, footy in winter, bike-riding and a real sense of community here in Brunswick East
  • Fantastic local schooling options for young families like Northcote High School and Brunswick East Primary. These are both highly sought after government schools with excellent academic track records.
  • Being less than 2 minutes from the tram stop that goes right into Carlton or the city
  • The close proximity of shops when we are cooking and run out of an ingredient. The shops are literally a hop, skip and a jump away – very beneficial when you run out of milk in the morning! And whilst you’re there, the bakery has fresh croissants baked daily and then there’s the Brunswick East Project for a rock solid coffee
  • Lygon St is brimming with cool bars and funky restaurants. Mi Corazon, has been a particular favourite as a tequila bar to wander over to for a catch-up with friends
  • That said, we also have two cars and the house qualifies for parking permits, so you can park all day in the limited time spaces or park in the backyard (access from the ROW)
  • This home has been very comfortable to live in. The ducted heating and split system heating/cooling (along with ceiling fans) have allowed us to always get the temperature right
  • The large bedrooms with ample storage have created all the personal space and flexibility we’ve needed
  • The sliding doors to the court yard and back area along with huge ceiling windows open up the living area and allow versatile spaces for entertaining.

As much as we have really loved it here the time has come for us to move on.  Our next adventure awaits – as does yours hopefully in this home…

Vendor Review

Professional, Trustworthy and Great Results    

Would highly recommend both Nick West and Duncan McPherson.

Review by Lisa

Contact Agent

This site is protected by reCAPTCHA and the Google Privacy Policy and Terms of Service apply.

  • 4
  • 2
  • 1

Property Sold

Sold 03/12/2016 $1,800,000

Brunswick East

Find out more --->