Blending old world charm with modern upgrades, timeless elegance with contemporary edge and character features with high end fixtures can be a challenge. Heritage listed property Claremont does all of this and more, lovingly renovated and restored to bring the property into the current day while maintaining its past.
Built in the 1800s the home showcases the magnificent proportions and refined features of the era. Resting on a large allotment, the wide verandas with detailed balustrades greet passers by along the tree lined streets. The facade is clean white, fresh and bright, blending with the lush green landscaped surrounds. Inside, soaring pressed metal ceilings and panelling, wide hoop pine flooring and stunning glass chandeliers pay tribute to the home’s heritage. These features, and the home’s generous proportions, combine seamlessly with sympathetic renovations to cater for modern living whilst preserving the original grandeur of the iconic residence. The spirit of this home, whilst grand and elegant, is warm and inviting.
The floor plan is generous and flexible, ensuring everyone has room to live, work and play. Family living is well catered for in the open plan kitchen and living area. Traditional wood panelling features on the walls with a contrast tile for the splashback, making the space functional and appealing. Both of these, along with the cabinets, are white, giving the space a clean crisp fell. Bifold doors open from this space to a north facing entertaining deck and the garden beyond, inviting the outside in and increasing the area for entertaining.
More formal gatherings will appreciate the grace and charm of the formal dining and living rooms at the front of the home. Here, a gas fireplace provides cosy comfort and old warm charm. Four generous bedrooms in the main house enjoy the convenience of ensuites and walk in or built in robes. Wallpaper is used to great effect in the bedrooms, giving each an individual style while ensuring it flows with the rest of the home. In the main bathroom, a claw foot bath and double shower are included, again blending the old and the new. Befitting the home, the master suite is a luxurious, relaxing haven with a large dressing room and private ensuite. A fifth bedroom with ensuite is located separate to the home and opens out to an east facing patio.
Extra space is offered with a library boasting built in floor to ceiling bookcases. The laundry, a room so easily overlooked and ignored has been made a feature in this home. A herringbone pattern on the floor pairs beautifully with the subway tiles on the walls to create a modern, sophisticated look. Heroing the past is the belfast sink, the white porcelain a stunning contrast to the warm brown of the floor and wall tiles. Acres of bench space and cupboards for storage make this room an essential addition to the property.
Added luxury and amenity is provided with integrated media and security systems, zoned ducted underfloor reverse cycle air conditiong and a triple car garage. Impeccably designed and beautifully decorated, this is a remarkable family home with a strong history and bright future.
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