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Arbuthnot: Stunning Victorian Elegance with Contemporary Allure.

Graced with renovated charm in a peaceful parkside position, this landmark property (Arbuthnot, circa 1896) offers a family-focused lifestyle where character is a constant and convenience is at your doorstep. This singular 3-4 bedroom masterpiece perfectly preserves its distinguished pedigree, while showcasing first-class spaces for contemporary light-filled living in a superbly central setting.

Anchored by solid bluestone foundations, this striking example of elegant Victorian architecture enjoys a commanding street presence behind Italianate-style, multi-coloured Hawthorn brick and delicate wrought-iron lacework. Discover all three robed bedrooms staged at the front of the home, generous in size and serviced by a deluxe bathroom with a sumptuous bathtub and walk-in shower. The opulent main features extensive built-in robes and a cleverly concealed twin-vanity ensuite.

Framed by a marble-mantled open fireplace, a versatile formal lounge room could be refashioned as a fourth bedroom with ease, while sunlit and spacious open-plan living and dining is underpinned by a sleek, stone-topped kitchen boasting high-end Miele appliances, an inviting island bench, and the convenience of a butler’s pantry. Offering plenty of space for an upstairs extension if so desired (STCA), this whole layout is infused with a distinctive warmth that works equally well for everyday living or entertaining in memorable style.

There is an inclusive harmony between the indoor and outdoor spaces with a delightful paved courtyard coaxing you into the fresh air. This private, leafy and serene sanctuary will be used on a daily basis, while also envisioning a whole world of alfresco entertaining possibilities. The outdoor area is further enhanced by a self-contained studio or home office and a glass-encased conservatory, ideal for winter reflection.

In a family home bursting with personality, all of the period features on display add value. The lavish list includes ornate open fireplaces, cornice craftsmanship, a slate roof, elaborate ceiling artistry, bluestone entry tiling, a wrought-iron front fence, majestic bay windows, exquisite lead-lighting, a front garden fountain, and an arched hallway under towering ceilings. Comprehensive features include a separate laundry, a sizeable study area, heating/cooling, secure alarm, new carpet and paint, and a remote-controlled 3-car garage with right-of-way laneway access from Barkly Street.

Footsteps from Firbank and directly across the road from the wide open spaces of Wilson Reserve on a deep and broad 785sqm parcel of land, properties of this special calibre are often generational and rarely presented for sale. This is truly a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity!