5 Bruce Street, Kensington VIC 3031
LANDMARK KIMPTON MILL VICTORIAN WITH DESIGNER OPULENCE
With its Nicholas Murray-designed extension and Jack Merlo landscaped surrounds, this Hawthorn-brick Victorian (c1889) delivers an exclusive city-fringe lifestyle of absolute privacy, uncompromised quality and outstanding floorplan flexibility. An inspired combination of classic and contemporary, the home's opulent interior boasts four large bedrooms (master with fully-fitted dressing room and luxurious ensuite with steam room), marble-tiled main bathroom with spa, home office/5th bedroom and adjoining third bathroom/laundry. Add to this spacious and light-filled open living/dining areas complemented by a Poggenpohl chef's kitchen with premium Miele appliances. Meticulous attention to detail, the home also boasts hydronic heating and ducted refrigerated air conditioning, Jetmaster fireplace, Mafi Tiger Oak flooring and Control 4 home automation (Integrated speakers, television and sound system operated by Control 4 home automation, with adjustable lighting scenes, blinds and camera surveillance). Bi-folds (from the living area) reveal a fabulous north-facing backyard with bluestone-paved entertaining area, Phoenix palm, wood-fired pizza oven and built in BBQ, plus solar/gas-heated lap pool, gazing pond with Polly Courtin artwork, children's garden with playhouse, Joost Bakker vertical garden and citrus wall, remote-control double garage with rooftop veggie garden above. Walking distance to the best of Kensington including Macaulay Road/Bellair Street cafes and shops, local primary schools, Moonee Ponds Creek Trail, Kensington and Macaulay stations (two stops to the CBD). Absolutely one of a kind!