81 Darebin Road, Thornbury VIC 3071

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Elegant Edwardian home tailored for family entertaining

'Barreen' This elegant double fronted Edwardian home has been transformed into an entertainer's oasis across one sumptuous free flowing level. It is ideally placed just a short walk to Thornbury Village, city trams, Croxton Station and All Nations Park. Flooded with natural light, at the rear is a large modern kitchen boasting stainless steel European appliances and a breakfast bar plus an enormous open plan living/dining/family zone with bi-fold glass doors leading to a north facing deck, solar heated mineral pool and private landscaped gardens by Ros McCully Garden Designs. A spacious interior offers a wonderful family living environment that successfully combines period character & modern-day comforts along with a flexible layout that includes a huge master bedroom with a walk-in robe and stylish ensuite, 3 further bedrooms (or 2 further bedrooms with built-in robes and a separate tv room), family sized 2nd bathroom with freestanding bath & shower. This outstanding home features a separate laundry, gas ducted heating, split system air conditioning, high ceilings, polished floorboards, generous hallway storage, ornate fireplaces, timber fretwork, a water tank and a single carport with secure ROW access via roller door. A quality home well situated in a convenient lifestyle location. Nelson Alexander Pty Ltd

Owners Notes

We moved into our home a little over ten years ago after acknowledging that our inner-city terrace simply wasn’t big enough for our growing family. At the time we hardly knew Northcote & Thornbury but we soon found ourselves immersed in a friendly, diverse & thriving community. Our house was fully renovated when we moved in. A few years ago, we landscaped the back yard, constructed the carport & put in a pool. This has created a backyard oasis, which has been brilliant over the last few summers for family & friends. The garden & pool was designed by Ros McCully ( & for us it completed the house & garden. The front & rear gardens & pool are easy to maintain, there’s a watering system for the garden, a rainwater tank, & the pool (our first) is easy to look after. There is a ‘bench’ in the pool to sit on sunny days! We particularly enjoy the space & light of the house, the comfort & size of the rooms, & being able to open up the rear doors to enjoy the fresh air. It is a great home for indoor/outdoor entertaining. Public transport is easy, with trams on High St, buses around the corner, & the Mernda train line (Croxton station) an easy walk. There are great schools in close proximity including Wales Street Primary a few blocks away. High St Northcote/Thornbury has many great restaurants, café’s, bars & shops. There are back street cafés like the Red Door Corner Store or the Jerry Joy Café close by. There’s live music at The Northcote Social Club, The Croxton & The Thornbury Theatre, great bars & pubs (Carwyn Cellars, Wesley Anne), cafes (Brother Alec, Little Henri), restaurants (Estelle, Northern Git, il Pizziola, IROHA), & Welcome to Thornbury. Shopping is excellent along High Street, & the Northcote Plaza, which adjoins All Nations Park is a five-minute walk.

Vendor Review

Nelson Alexander    

We had no hesitation in asking Nick West and his colleagues at Nelson Alexander to assist us in the sale of our house. We had called upon him and his colleagues once before, almost 10 years ago. At that time he provide clear and reasonable advice throughout the campaign and we were able to sell well. Once again he communicated well, and he provided regular, clear and direct information about the advertising and auction process. He provided sound advice and we were comfortable with the control we were able to exert over all aspects of the campaign. We were pleased with the sale price and we were entirely satisfied with Nelson Alexander's work. I can recommend Nick and his colleagues without hesitation.

Review by Michael Daffern

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Property Sold

Sold 02/03/2019 $1,715,000


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