12 Marwick Street, Flemington VIC 3031
Exquisite Victorian family home in the historic heart of Flemington
Embracing a beautiful street presence along a historic tree-lined street, this exquisite c1890s Victorian home captures the essence of inner city family living. A sympathetic fusion of period splendour and modern elegance, it presents a surprisingly spacious floorplan with high-end fixtures and private sun drenched alfresco entertaining. It is placed just a leisurely stroll to great cafes, shops and bars, CBD trams, Flemington Farmers Market and Flemington Primary School. It is also close to Newmarket station, Royal Park and CityLink. Past a picket fence and gracious lacework façade, the wide arched hallway reveals two king sized bedrooms each with a fireplace and built-in robes. Drenched in light through a wall of glass is the superb living and dining area, and gourmet marble kitchen boasting stainless steel gas appliances, a large breakfast bar and bespoke cabinetry. At the back is a generous third bedroom and designer bathroom with a walk-in shower and underfloor heating. French doors afford access to a deluxe entertaining deck framed by lush landscaped gardens and car space with roller door access via the lane. It features a European laundry, a walk-in store room, new carpet, ducted heating, stunning Crown lacework and period detail, split system a/c, soaring ceilings with rosettes, Tasmanian oak floors, Astra Walker tapware, roof storage and a garden shed. Land: 7.74m x 28.31m (219m2 approx). Nelson Alexander Pty Ltd.
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We have absolutely loved living in this beautiful home in the unbeatable location of Marwick St, Flemington. The walkability to everything makes life so easy. At one end of the street there is a convenient supermarket, bottle shop, florist and the 'Fox and Daisy' wine bar - a favourite amongst the locals. At the other end of the street, turn left and in 2 minutes you'll be at the Flemington Farmers Market, it runs every Sunday of the year and boasts the finest fresh produce from all over Victoria, breakfast, coffee, juice and baked goods. The cafe's on Pin Oak Crescent, Laksa King and Woolies at Newmarket Plaza are all a 7 minute walk away. Woolies have also just opened a sizeable Metro supermarket up on Mt. Alexander too. Nearby is The Ascot Lot, a relaxed open-air bar that is home to the best food trucks in town.
Around the corner is a tram stop with two tram lines, it's 15 minutes into the CBD. You have the choice of two train stations - Flemington Bridge or Newmarket - both about a 7 minute walk away and a few stops into the city. There is a carpark in the rear of the property, but if you prefer street parking there is always ample - in our seven years here we have never had an issue getting a park out the front. The house comes with up to three permits. For young families there is a choice of several childcare centres, kindergartens and Primary Schools, all a simple stroll away.
While the location is a prized feature of the property, the home itself is just gorgeous. It was renovated and restumped in 2007 by its previous owners, and since we moved in we have made a range of high-end cosmetic enhancements to this home including: modern bathroom renovation with heated floor and Astra Walker tapware. Marble bench tops were added in the kitchen, and we installed gorgeous bedroom robes and chandeliers in the front two rooms to compliment the period detailing of these stunning rooms. We added a new front verandah with decking and refurbished the exquisite crown lacework at the front to honour its original beauty. In 2018 we installed a new gas heating system and late last year we added the finishing touch of a brand new roof.
Even though the home is so close to everything, it's incredibly quiet and tranquil. Bask in the morning light in the living room while looking out across the garden with its backdrop of quaint chimneys and treetops and you'll be transported a world away from the hustle and bustle. It's a perfect sanctuary within one of Melbourne's coolest suburbs. We are going to miss the friendly atmosphere of Marwick St, it's a truly lovely neighbourhood, home to some of the most kind and amicable people we've met. We hope you will love living here as much as we have, we will miss this place very much.
Selling with Charlie Barham
Review by Fleur & David