For those of us who have always secretly (or perhaps not so secretly) harboured a desire to live that effortlessly eclectic life, our latest open house is the goods. From the soaring ceilings, edgy exposed brick walls or expansive three level layout, this modern industrial home at 26 Wrede Place Richmond ticks all the boxes when it comes to cool factor. Better yet, it’s not just for show – this home also comes with a clever layout, top-of-class kitchen and bathroom details and a frankly surprising amount of space considering it’s inner city location.
The outside of the home looks charmingly local to Richmond’s eclectic streets, with its brick exterior adorned in greenery. The inside immediately surprises, as the clean lines and sleek finishes display the effortless style that the three level converted warehouse oozes from the ground up. The ground floor houses a striking entry hall and open plan living area, with two of the three bedrooms and a bathroom sitting alongside. In keeping with the traditional warehouse layout, the first floor is where the hub of the home is – and at 26 Wrede Place Richmond the hub is sizeable, with the kitchen, dining and living areas all brought into one sprawling communal area. The top floor will no doubt be the source of much infighting as it not only has enviable space and views, but the luxurious ensuite makes it feel more like a pricey hotel suite than your run of the mill bedroom.
Firmly contemporary materials such as polished concrete, steel framing and stainless steel bench tops help build the effortless-yet-edgy sensibility, while the open plan layout and high ceilings add luxury and a sense of timelessness. This is the type of home one associates with a bustling, inner-city life – yet it still feels comfortable and family-oriented.
An on-the-go lifestyle is further bolstered by the home’s cultural hotspot location, smack bang between the urban charm of Richmond, Collingwood’s new cool and the classic Melbourne atmosphere of East Melbourne. Just a minute away is sweet social enterprise Long Street Coffee, which serves up breakfast and coffee with an added serve of empathy, while other nearby hotspots include local favourite Little Big Sugar Salt (go early on weekends to avoid the inevitable queues), cult Thai restaurant Jinda Thai and relaxed gastropub Aviary Hotel. Victoria Street offers plenty of cheap and cheerful eateries, while venturing slightly further afield to Abbotsford or Collingwood offers a myriad of options for all-day dining. While there’s plenty of room to entertain at home, no one will judge you for heading out instead when you’re this perfectly positioned.
For an undeniably cool factor with luxurious comforts and culturally connected location, 26 Wrede Place Richmond has your covered and then some. We say why not live your best city life, just as you imagined it?