49 Heidelberg Road, Clifton Hill VIC 3068
HUNSDON - the Jewel in Clifton Hill's Crown
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A remarkable example of grand Victorian architecture, this historic home (c1882) was built by Charles Newman, of Newman Chocolates fame, and frequently mentioned in Melbourne's high society pages for over a hundred years.
Presented on two separate titles, this landmark property in the sought-after Clifton Hill "Village" precinct has two buildings, the double brick, double glazed 'big house' and the renovated original coach house.
Between the two, they offer 10 flexible rooms, plus 3 bathrooms, 3 storage/utility rooms and 2 kitchens along with secure parking and dual street frontages. The property offers multiple options, from home offices, home gym room and enough bedrooms for family and friends or rental.
Set back from the street (on the service road), the home's extraordinary interior boasts rooms of dramatic proportions and exceptional versatility, including an enormous master bedroom spanning the full 7.1m width of the house. Further highlighting its outstanding adaptability is a vast yet warmly inviting formal lounge and equally spacious dining room, as well as a contemporary kitchen/meals area opening onto the shaded bluestone courtyard. Other distinguishing features include towering ceilings with ornate plasterwork, gilded pelmets, original Baltic Pine floorboards, marble fireplaces, log burner and central heating, along with internal laundry facilities. The signature wrought iron wrap-around front balcony (think New Orleans) looks out to the leafy environs of Merri Creek.
Included on the second title is the aptly named Coach House, an authentic two-storey building now transformed into a fully self-contained, separately metered townhouse including living area with kitchen, bathroom and extra-large upstairs bedroom - a perfect teenage retreat, guest house, long-term rental or exclusive short-stay option. Walking distance to village cafes, Queens Parade and Clifton Hill Station, the property is also close to Spensley Street Primary School, the open spaces of Mayors Park, Quarries Park and Darling Gardens, and the endless trails along Merri Creek and the Yarra River. Absolutely one of a kind.