Nestled in the very heart of Melbourne’s Surrey Hills lies a preserved Edwardian home that exudes an utterly chic and contemporary personality. Putting a modern spin on a grand old heritage home, 180 Union Road has been completely revived for a new generation. Then again, we wouldn’t expect anything less from the founder of design firm Beautiful Home.
Perfectly positioned to enjoy one of Melbourne’s most desirable neighbourhoods, this living legacy is just a short stroll to Surrey Hills station, schools and countless upmarket cafes – all set among the leafy local village. You’d certainly catch us rolling out of bed on a Sunday morning and heading straight down the road to Reunion Café and Dining .
AGENT: Jellis Craig
Step through the jewel-coloured leadlight entryway and into a warm and welcoming home bursting with charm.
Generously sized rooms are an understatement when it comes to the five lavish bedrooms spread across both levels. Then there’s the study, an elegantly appointed sitting room, an open living and dining zone, three bathrooms (plus two powder rooms) and a mudroom- making it the ideal home for the whole family…. and then some.
And of course, at the heart of every home is the kitchen. However, this is not your average kitchen, this is an entertainers dream come true. Featuring plenty of grey-veined Calacatta marble, double ovens by Miele and a butler’s pantry (naturally). As much an integral part of the home as the kitchen is the covered alfresco dining area that looks out over the tranquillity of the landscaped pool area. Hidden out the back of the house, this is the ideal place to host a dinner party for 12 or grab some glasses and a bottle from the 3000+ cellar and let the peaceful surroundings wash away your day.
The epitome of Surrey Hills elegance, this stately home showcases a seamless marriage of classic period features alongside a modern, relaxed aesthetic. Original decorative details include the ornate fireplaces and mantelpieces to the arched timber cornices and cast iron lacework, while contemporary polished floorboards and white plantation shutters add stylish new touches without losing out on architectural integrity.
Against the heritage backdrop, furnishings in natural textures and textiles in earthy, neutral tones create a calming sense of warmth and ease. Vintage furniture, linen armchairs, textured cream rugs, ceramics and woven artwork all add harmonious layers while ensuring the existing features shine.
Redefined into a home fit for a modern family, 180 Union Road tells a unique narrative through its rich history, urban living location and state-of-the-art lifestyle updates.
All inspection dates are now closed for this property.
This property was sold at auction on 28th of October 2017
For more information or to contact the agent, visit the property listing on the Jellis Craig website here.