Grab a great coffee around the corner and choose from Vegemite toast – or a steamed pork bun – on your way to work. The blend of urban, Aussie and Asian life is no more exemplified than when you go to a local cafe in Footscray. It’s one of the many reasons so many people love to call this suburb home.

This completely renovated Victorian is in the heart of it all, moments from the train station and a local park with great play equipment. The park even has city and train views.


7 Byron Street, Footscray, 3029


The properties urban vibe is highlighted thanks to art on the brick wall down the side. This deep sideway has been taken advantage of, with a large, undercover deck creating loads of extra outdoor space.

There’s a rear deck for barbecues as well as large concrete aggregate space flanked by low-maintenance gardens and a colour-matched timber shed. Off-street parking for two cars will make you the envy of your neighbours.

Back inside, the spaces are unabashedly tech-driven and high quality.

Pergo ‘Spring Oak’ timber floating floors in the hall lead past both bedrooms with wool carpets, floor-to-ceiling built-in robes, double-glazed windows and insulated walls – even interior walls. They have built-in speakers and boast pre-wired Ethernet to all bedrooms.

Speaking of the tech-factor, in the lounge room, you’ll find a custom built-in entertainment unit with hidden wires for power and HDMI (for a wall-mounted TV), hidden connections for your receiver to connect to the lounge’s ceiling speakers and surround sound, plus a sub-woofer.

Ducted heating heats the entire house up in moments. Split-systems keep it cool.

The contemporary kitchen with glass splashback, stone benches, Technika Bellissimo oven and loads of storage has feature lighting with a bespoke glass and timber door leading outside.

The European laundry comes with a Samsung front load 7.5kg Ecobubble washing machine.

A fully stocked vegie garden is flourishing in the front yard past the decked front porch, herringbone brick paving and perfect picket fence and gate.

Completely re-stumped and re-wired in 2012, here is a tech and music lover’s dream pad with nothing left to do but put some music on and relax.


7 Byron Street, Footscray, 3029 (Photo supplied)

7 Byron Street, Footscray, 3029 (Photo supplied)

7 Byron Street, Footscray, 3029 (Photo supplied)

7 Byron Street, Footscray, 3029 (Photo supplied)

7 Byron Street, Footscray, 3029 (Photo supplied)