75 Cotham Road, Kew
Hidden from the street beyond leafy gardens and certain to capture hearts with lovingly preserved c1908 Edwardian charm, this four-bedroom home is a blissful retreat from its energetic surrounds. Intertwining period grandeur with today’s creature comforts, the home delivers a peerless family lifestyle, positioned amid the crème-de-la-crème of Melbourne’s public and private schools, Kew Junction’s artisan eateries and boutique retailers, and abundant city-bound transport.
An enchanting tuck-pointed façade and leadlight entry welcomes the home’s grand interior, where towering ceilings soar 11-feet (3.45m) above gleaming Baltic floors. The majestic dimensions of its era are scattered with cast-iron fireplaces, intricate fretwork, broad cornicing and elaborate rosettes, elegantly juxtaposed with the luxuries of today.
Creating zoned family space through a mix of living spaces, the home provides private retreat for family and guests. A lounge room is filled with natural light by day from a bright bay window and warmed by an open fire by night, while a formal dining room delivers a gracious ambience for refined entertaining. An elite entertainer, the home’s hub is a north-facing open plan domain with indoor-outdoor poolside appeal, soaking in the lush vistas of a fernery garden, while providing a sundrenched patio for alfresco dining. The provincial style kitchen delivers today’s best, including an immense workspace of dazzling granite benchtops, an array of Smeg appliances, and copious storage including a walk-in pantry.
Comprising four generous bedrooms, including an indulgent master bedroom with wall-to-wall robes and a sleek twin-basin ensuite, plus a contemporary family bathroom in period style, the home is nestled in the comfort of ducted heating. Complete with off-street parking for two cars, enjoy the absolute convenience this family hotspot offers, moments from Kew Junction and Glenferrie Road shopping, Yarra River parklands, city-bound trams and the Eastern freeway.