We have a bit of a sweet spot for the inner-Melbourne suburb of Armadale. In fact, it wasn’t long ago we had our eye on a nearby local – but now there’s a new Open House that’s caught our attention.
This comfortable four bedroom home retains its original Victorian charm while creating an earthy, contemporary aesthetic. The home’s ornate terrace, stained glass window and ornate facade sits comfortably amongst the cottages lining Denbigh Road, but inside colours, texture and features add contemporary charm.
AGENT Jellis Craig
The home preserves many of its classic features, with decorative skirting and architraves throughout the hall and bedrooms and a marble fireplace in the main bedroom. The living and dining areas offer a more contemporary style, with tiled floors, an open fireplace and floor-to-ceiling windows creating a light-filled, rustic style.
But this is also clearly a family home, and sensible choices such as built-in robes, two bathrooms, paved entertaining and an open plan kitchen and dining area cater to the practical needs of a growing family. There’s space for the kids to spread out too, with a rear garden and pool area that should satisfy throughout summer.
A quiet retreat in the study, where the landscaped light court will make you feel like you’re amongst the greenery even in front of the computer.
Mixing classic features with modern style, the cream and copper tones of the home have been complimented with an eclectic collection of colours, textures and patterns to add character.
Just a stone’s throw from Armadale’s central High Street precinct, you’ll have a village lifestyle at your fingertips. Pack your pantry with goodness from Thomas Dux, and grab a perfectly-crusty baguette from Phillippa’s Our friend Fleur McHarg has all your floral needs covered, with her trademark smile of course.
And if you like to combine your passion for food and architecture at once, we recommend the esoteric Mammoth by local studio Techne Architects. Inspired by summer holidays spent on the West Coast of the USA, both the dishes and the decor, it’ll win you over quick smart.