133 Greaves Street Nth, Werribee VIC 3030

 

A brilliant blend of heritage and contemporary, this Federation abode is a superstar of its genre. It’s kept era pointers, but tweaked the floor plan to a more open layout, with a large rear extension upping the space to more than 30 squares.

Every part of this place – inside and out – is an exemplar of a job well done, and families will love it. Any lingering ‘nana’ look has been laid to rest through judicious dollops of modern, and the authenticity of detail in the extension is superb.

Even the surrounding gardens match the romance of this lovely abode perfectly.

133 Greaves Street Nth, Werribee VIC 3030. Photo: Supplied

133 Greaves Street Nth, Werribee VIC 3030. Photo: Supplied

On a block of about 1000 square metres, the property’s entry is framed by a verandah trailing wisteria, then into a hallway where painted board walls and ceiling, Baltic pine flooring, picture rails and stained deep skirts and architraves – which are virtually throughout – are on alluring display.

The first bedroom on the right has pressed metal walls and ceiling, original cast-iron fireplace with ornate mantel, and holland blind-dressed sash windows. A second bedroom mirrors this look.

Then, through a door with leadlight transom, comes the lovely sitting room with another fireplace, plus french doors to the family hub. Two more bedrooms, with the same period features, are off the sitting room, as is another, which is an ideal study.

133 Greaves Street Nth, Werribee VIC 3030. Photo: Supplied

133 Greaves Street Nth, Werribee VIC 3030. Photo: Supplied

The huge main bedroom, part of an extension that is bridged via a wonderful glassed atrium, has a cast-iron gas log fire with period surround, a fitted walk-in wardrobe, and a big en suite with marble-topped vanity. The large main bathroom across the way has a clawfoot tub; a powder room adjoins.

The living domain at the home’s centre oozes charm. It has sash windows dressed in velvet, access to a tiled back verandah, and incoporates a big kitchen – charcoal granite on benches, white cabinetry, Bosch wall oven, 900mm gas cooktop, integrated microwave, Asko dishwasher and a massive walk-in pantry.

Further sweeteners? Split-systems, gas heating, a weatherboard studio, vegie garden, two garden sheds and a Colorbond double garage with attached double carport.

133 Greaves Street Nth, Werribee VIC 3030. Photo: Supplied

133 Greaves Street Nth, Werribee VIC 3030. Photo: Supplied