Property Of The Week: 24-28 George Street, East Melbourne, VIC

Historic charm meets modern opulence.

By Terry Christodoulou 12/03/2021

Offered as a residence for the first time in over 100 years is this luxuriously transformed post office in East Melbourne.

Set across an impressive 723sqm plot, the 4-bedroom, 3-bathroom, 2-car garage home presents 687sqm of contemporary living space – designed by Charles Salter – within its historic façade.

Retaining the post office’s 1920’s charm, the interiors blend old with new through soaring ceiling heights and tall windows meeting rich hardwood floors – now with hydronic heating.

The ground floor homes the formal dining, living and library – all leaning into the buildings historic charm – while the open plan living, dining and kitchen play a more contemporary role in the home.

Here, we are met with a large commercial-grade kitchen fitted with Viking industrial appliances and a handcrafted timber island.  A fully appointed butler’s pantry and dumbwaiter round out the offering.

Flowing from the living and dining space is access to the vine-clad terrace, complete with a built-in barbecue area. An adjoining entertainment room makes clever use of the post office’s old bones.

The first floor is home to the parents’ retreat which includes a set of elongated ‘his’ and ‘hers’ walk-in robes and ensuite, which is fitted with limestone finishes and an opulent skylight. An impressive feature, the master suite’s northern wall of glazing retracts to bring the verdant gardens inside.

The basement sees three of the bedrooms, a bar, billiard room and 1200 bottle wine-cellar while a studio and conservatory (which sits atop a 10-metre pool in situ) is found at the back end of the property.

CCTV security, automatic irrigation, remote gates to basement garage are also here.

Arriving in a prized location, the residence is moments from the MCG, Fitzroy Gardens and the very best of Melbourne’s inner-city dining.

The listing is with RT Edgar’s Sarah Case (+61 439 431 020) and Warwick Anderson (+61 418 320 873). Price guide: $10 million; rtedgar.com

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