This generous circa 1910 Edwardian has been updated with artful care and attention. Subtle period-sensitive cosmetic and structural renovations add to the mood of adventure and possibility that early Edwardian architecture evokes.

From the burnt yellow feature wall set against timber panelling in the meals area, the evergreen garden beyond; to handcrafted built-in cabinetry all made from reclaimed hardwood, this house tells a story.

 

134 Gamon Street, Yarraville, 3013

 

The huge attic has been converted into a large, light-filled and breezy bedroom with hydronic heating. French doors open to a private balcony with city views.

Vaulted ceilings, Japanese-style built-in robes and hand-crafted Jarrah built-in cabinetry all made from the same re-claimed hardwood as the herringbone parquetry flooring looks as if it has always been there.

Step down Australian brush box hardwood stairs with generous under-stair storage to the wide hall and landing.

The main bathroom has a double-length shower and a corner-set vanity featuring beautiful laser-cut hardwood doors with a subtle carp motif. It suits the Edwardian aesthetic beautifully.

There are two large bedrooms at the front of the house. Both have Moroccan-style carpeting and original and well-maintained fireplaces with timber surrounds. The large sash windows let in filtered light thanks to the deep front porch. The second bedroom has two sets of hand-crafted hardwood built-in robes.

The formal sitting room is a substantial space with an ornate original fireplace, soaring ceilings and hardwood Baltic pine floorboards.

The country-style timber kitchen has a clear view of the backyard, a butcher’s rail and a 900mm Smeg stainless-steel oven with a six-burner gas cooktop and a walk-in pantry. Walk out to the meals area where the Aga cooker has pride of place. French doors open out to the undercover deck with views of the lush garden.

Walk to the train station and cafes and enjoy the romance of this era in a beautiful residence that offers the best of the old world and the new.

 

134 Gamon Street, Yarraville, 3013 (Photo supplied)

134 Gamon Street, Yarraville, 3013 (Photo supplied)

134 Gamon Street, Yarraville, 3013 (Photo supplied)

134 Gamon Street, Yarraville, 3013 (Photo supplied)