Property Of The Week: 12 Mary Street, Hawthorn, VIC
Old and new meet in this Melbourne property which offers places for respite and entertainment in equal measure.
All prestige property claims to be unique, but this home in the coveted Grace Park estate has a layout like no other. The two-storey historic home has a designer renovation that was created to wrap around the quirky circular garden at its centre. While the curved structure sets an unparalleled scene, the sleek contemporary interiors tell an even more sophisticated story behind the doors of this traditional bungalow.
A masterful blend of past and present, the four-bedroom residence is a modernised statement piece in a heritage precinct known for its grand period homes. Beyond the classic arts and crafts facade sits a typical floor plan incorporating a front bedroom with ensuite, a study and a formal lounge room with original fireplace.
Towards the rear of the home, the dramatic design shift begins. A covered walkway leads from the 20th century original home through to the 21st Century extension where an open plan concept includes a gourmet kitchen with a vast six-seater island bench and butler’s pantry style nook. The kitchen then flows through to a large family room with a suspended fireplace and dining zone all framed by grand glass walls overlooking the wraparound swimming pool.
There is more space for the avid entertainer downstairs where an expansive billiards room has a glass underwater viewing wall to the pool, a wet bar and an adjoining wine cellar.
Head up to the first floor and a main bedroom suite features large windows, a study nook, walk-in wardrobe and a shower ensuite. The rest of the floor is dedicated to two more bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a shared bathroom and an upper level retreat ideal as a teenager breakaway.
Laden with raw industrial-inspired finishes such as exposed timber detailing and concrete surfaces, the property has a host of mod cons including a lift to all levels and a five-car garage complete with a turning circle.
Set on 774sqm, the modern Hawthorn home is an urban oasis in a historic neighbourhood close to the Glenferrie Rd shopping precinct, universities and popular schools.
On the market with a price guide of $10 million, the property is listed with Abercrombys agents Jock Langley and Emma Pierson; abercrombys.com.au
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