256 Rae Street, Fitzroy North VIC 3068
Heritage appeal, award-winning sustainable design
Meticulously renovated and extended under architect supervision to optimize light and natural energy, this 1870s semi-detached terrace was the winner of a City of Yarra Innovation in Sustainable Building Design award. Featured in design magazines, this captivating residence blends period authenticity with an array of energy-saving inclusions - such as 2kw solar power and hot water, double glazing, northerly clerestory windows to the extension, and a 2000ltr tank plumbed for internal and garden water use. Immaculately presented and ideally positioned metres from the Edinburgh Gardens, Village cafes, schools and tram routes, the home offers a cleverly zoned floor plan comprising three double bedrooms; an elegant living room; dining/informal living open to a well-equipped kitchen (premium appliances, euro laundry) and al fresco entertaining patio flowing to a deep mature garden and vege patch; plus a sleek fully-tiled bathroom. With bike shed, access to a wide bluestone community lane and appealing North Fitzroy views, this unique residence features recycled timber and rubber floors, fine period detail, Lopi gas log fire and split-system air conditioning. Nelson Alexander Pty. Ltd.
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What we love about this home:
There are two opinions about this. One of us most loves the long garden, with its bird-attracting trees, dense plantings and veggie patch. Architecturally, she loves the home’s blend of neat Victorian trimmings and modern design. The other person most loves our solar panels, solar hot water and passive design, and the fact that we pay a pittance on bills!
Our kids love that this is home. We believe your family will feel the same way about it.
What we love about this suburb:
We love our neighbourhood. Our wonderful mix of old and young, families, students and seniors. We love our park, the Edinburgh Gardens, the diverse local businesses, the schools, the kindy and the great local pubs. We love that we’re walking distance from Brunswick St and Smith St, and served by bike paths and two tram lines. We think this is the most vibrant and livable suburb in Melbourne.
Why we are selling:
We are selling because the two of us are now working from home. We need our own studies, and that means more rooms, and that means living further out. At the beginning of this year we hadn’t the slightest notion that this is what we’d be doing, but 2020 has been that kind of year…
Any other information:
This is an 1870's house. The steep old stairs take a little getting used to! But structurally, the house was built to last. We have not observed a single new crack in nearly 20 years. Treat it well, and it will shelter your family and generations of families to come.
Janine Ballantyne - recommended
Review by Michael & Verity