217 Glenlyon Road, Brunswick East VIC 3057

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Renovated with distinction in a premier position

Fully renovated throughout and extended for easy modern day living, this elegant Victorian terrace is sure to impress with its spacious light-filled rooms and quality fittings, further enhancing the appeal of this quality property conveniently situated close to acclaimed Lygon St cafes/restaurants, Nicholson Street shops/cafes, local schools, Methven & Fleming parks & many transport options. Its versatile floorplan incorporates on the ground floor an elegant front sitting room/4th bedroom, 3rd bedroom, generously-proportioned living/dining room with French doors to a west light court, central modern bathroom, bespoke family-sized kitchen & casual meals (Blanco/Bosch appliances and premium cabinetry) flowing through large multi-fold doors to a north-facing entertaining deck with roller door access to a ROW. Upstairs accommodation includes 2 double bedrooms (built in robes) plus a stunning main bathroom with bath & concealed laundry. Other impressive features of this immaculate home, just 5km from the CBD, include classic period detail, polished timber and concrete floors, generous storage, hydronic heating, split system heating/cool & evaporative cooling. The perfect home for busy professionals and/or growing families searching for a complete property in a convenient lifestyle location. Nelson Alexander Pty Ltd

Owners Notes

We purchased this house in 2009 after always dreaming about owning a two-storey brick terrace in inner Melbourne. We were living in North Carlton and out walking our beloved staffy X to her favourite spot Methven Park and stumbled across a FOR SALE sign outside the house in Glenlyon Rd Brunswick East. To be honest, our first impressions weren’t much – the house was in desperate need of some TLC back in those days. It had received a 1970s makeover complete with kitchen and bathroom, short skirting boards and shagpile carpet.  However, we saw great potential in the house and loved the sense of space with the high ceilings, the facade, huge dining room, north facing rear yard and views to the city from the upstairs balcony.

We conducted our renovation in two parts. The first part was to basically strip the house of skirting boards, architraves, carpet, old blinds and light fittings. We replaced and polished the floors, installed reproduction Victorian skirts and architraves, painted throughout, replastered and rewired.

The second part consisted of two extensions. First, an upstairs bathroom was added and we knew we wanted this to be spacious. Second, we extended the rear of the house and added on a second bathroom, large kitchen and entertainment deck. We loved hydronic heating and wanted to have this, the heat is lovely and the brick building holds the heat beautifully. At the same time it takes a long time for the summer to find its way in and when it does the evaporative cooling and split system means you can always feel comfortable. Finally the house of our dreams was complete!

We have loved living in the area. Brunswick East is so close to the city of Melbourne and well served by public transport.  We thoroughly enjoyed eating and drinking at the many cafes, restaurants and wine bars. The Alderman, Mr Wilkinson, the Quarry Hotel, Small block Café, Woodstock Pizza, 400 Gradi, Zia Theresa, Thai Nee Cafe, Temple Brewery, Gelo Bar etc.  with new exciting opportunities opening up all the time! We loved being able to walk out of the house with a bottle from our under stairs cellar and walk 150 metres to Lygon St! There are many excellent providers of organic meats and vegetables and international foods. We loved visiting Mediterranean Wholesalers in Sydney Road and Enoteca Sileno in Lygon Street.  Glenlyon Road is also very close to Barkly Square which has had a fabulous renovation and hosts two supermarkets, Kmart and other shops. Glenlyon Road is also very convenient to inner western suburbs such as Moonee Ponds, Essendon, Ascot Vale and Flemington. During our time we became members at the Victorian Racing Club Flemington and the Moonee Valley Racing Club (just down the road).

Being dog lovers, the area has several fabulous dog parks close by. Our staffy X loved meeting other dogs at the local ovals and we also made some nice friends through our daily walks.

The house is close to a number of excellent local and private schools. We are sure that you’ll love it as much as we did and hope you finish off the backyard with adding a wood-fired pizza oven to the house!

Vendor Review

Our experience was positive from the …    

Our experience was positive from the start of the sales process until completion of the sale at auction, and subsequent follow up. Initially we investigated the offerings of three agencies for the sale of our East Brunswick home. All were positive but Nick West and his team were head and shoulders above in terms of the market analysis and sales strategy. We had some local issues which Nelson Alexander confidently dealt with namely, the house was rented and we were now located in Qld. Nothing was a problem and all issues were resolved easily and sensibly. The marketing and approach was solid and the follow up with potential buyers and the communication around this was excellent. Selling is best done with no surprises and Nick's assessment and overview of the market relating to our property proved very accurate for the auction day allowing us to make informed choices. In short a great process and as expected very professional all the way through. Thanks to Nick, Carl and the team

Review by a positive experience from start to finish

Buyer Review

the team at nelson alexander    

the team at Nelson Alexander, especially Charlie Barham were exceptional. professional and obliging and friendliness, they score a 10 out of 10, well done guys. maintain your high standards.

Review by Graeme & Anthea

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Property Sold

Sold 01/04/2017 $1,470,000

Brunswick East

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