Once in a while a home comes to the market that exudes personality. Not a cookie cutter home, but a “break the mould” kind of home.
Situated just a block from the vibrant hub of East Vic Park’s cafe strip, 62B Hubert Street tells a story. Sitting on a 339m2 survey strata lot, this grand 1920’s home with sweeping return verandahs, boasts magnificent internal lead-lights and a one of a kind “domed” lounge room ceiling. An expansive floor plan includes formal dining, huge renovated kitchen, beautiful big bedrooms and a one of a kind main living room complete with an in-built Archer gas log fire. Currently configured as a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom home there is scope to add a second bathroom under the main roof and use the present dining room as a future third bedroom if you ever required.
The story of this home starts in the garden. Multi-purposed plantings and an intelligent garden design has created a natural discovery space for adults and children alike. The Seller’s philosophy on outdoor living has meant that every aspect of the garden has a multiplicity of purpose. From the simple providing of shade and generating a micro-climate to keep the home cool in summer, to the eco-friendly grey water system and the sheer scale of food that this garden generates. The bounty includes; kaffir lime, sage, bay, rosemary, a multitude of citrus, olives, seedless table grapes at the backdoor plus 7 more varieties! An aquaponics vegetable garden system ties to a garden water feature that has in the past been used to grow fish. Of course the aquaponics garden sits over the chook house. How else would the chooks stay cool in summer whilst attending to your egg requirements?! The beauty of this garden is that it’s simple and importantly, established. There are native plants planted for their durability and ability to attract bird-life and of course there is a huge mature date palm – a feature planting of note, lit for maximum night time effect.
It is this attention to detail in the garden that catches the eye. Small features like re-purposed materials and rusty galvanised iron panels behind the water feature. Architectural touches like the bespoke galvanised open tread stair up to the verandah from the limestone Roman paving. A low gabion wall that doubles as garden seating and storage. And at night the garden accent lighting creates mood and sense of place.
Inside this home it is as dramatic as it is endearing. A huge corbelled archway at the end of the entrance hall adds a sense of gravitas to this red brick 1920’s home. The charming lounge room is generous and a corner window provides for light filled living. The kitchen is surprising. Plenty of storage, gorgeous granite bench tops, a practical kitchen island and an oversize 900mm freestanding Kleenmaid cooker makes this a kitchen to congregate in. The heart of this very beautiful home.
The good sized master bedroom comes with built in robes and built in study desk. The second bedroom is also generously proportioned.
The huge timber return verandah is a year round outdoor living space. Drop down blinds are a practical addition creating a real second living area out of the verandah. Big enough to cater for family and friends this makes for perfect undercover alfresco living.
The home boasts so much more. NBN ready, re-wired, its own rainwater supply, ducted evaporative air conditioning, oodles of practical outside storage under the verandah (all paved).
With easy access to schools, public transport and the fantastic Albany Highway cafe and restaurant strip this beautiful red brick home has stood the test of time. A classic home, privately tucked away and perfectly located.
Council – $1,347.84
Water – $802.94 (14-15 FY)
Contact Baston & Co. Property
- Lee and Derek Baston
- 0417 99 23 24
- 2 bed
- 1 bath
- Built-In Wardrobes
- Close to Schools
- Close to Shops
- Close to Transport