This is one of those period homes, dotted all through Willy, which not long ago was down-at-heel and waiting for someone to spot its potential fabulousness. It’s now been well and truly claimed and transformed into a chic delight for Millennial and downsizer alike.
Except for a pair of fireplaces, everything inside is contemporary-luxe. High ceilings have square-set cornices, and windows are dressed in either white plantation shutters or drifty soft-grey drapes, while Sydney blue gum floorboards laid all through add their warmth and richness to the cool palette of greys, charcoal and white.
- Sweeney Williamstown: 9399 9111
- Price: $1.275 million – $1.350 million
- Auction: August 3 at 11am
- Find out more about this property on domain.com.au
The three spacious bedrooms flank the entry hall, including two with robes and gas fireplaces. Those two share a stylish bathroom across the way from the smart laundry, just before the living domain emerges.
The street-facing main bedroom, with walk-in robe, has a gorgeous en suite. This is fully tiled in matte-greys and white, with a dual-basin floating vanity in timber matching the recessed mirror frame above, along with a walk-in shower and an oval freestanding tub.
At the centre of dining and sitting areas – each with bifolds to a courtyard – the kitchen, with a butler’s pantry, is a cracker. Seamless Shaker-style cabinetry in matte-charcoal, and a stone-topped island bench for four accompany Smeg appliances – and it’s all family-practical and entertainment-swank.
Speaking of entertainment, the walled courtyard out back is a lovely space which, with its south-easterly aspect bringing a measure of coolness to hot summers, is perfect for gatherings. Decking is underfoot, wooden seating runs along a wall, a nascent vine is winding up another, and there’s plenty of room for setting up lounging and dining zones.
Perks include a wine cellar (descent near the kitchen), roof storage and gas ducted heating and refrigerated cooling.
There’s also a large lock-up garage, accessed via an automatic front gate.
Another giant tick for the property is its locale: it is within a five-minute saunter of Nelson Place eateries (where relative newcomer Porters is making a splash from breakfast through dinner), Commonwealth Reserve and waterfront one way, and Williamstown station the other.