The embodiment of the “nice things come in small packages” adage, this single-fronted Edwardian and its block of nearly 250 square metres have been treated beautifully – not just in terms of space maximisation but also the overall aesthetic.

Beyond its charm-filled façade, the house retains beautiful cornicing on high ceilings, deep skirts and a fireplace to keep the Edwardian flag flying, but all else focuses on the look of today.

 

81 Oakbank Street, Newport, 3015

 

And the location? Mighty fine: Greenwich Reserve and The Strand waterfront are a five-minute amble away; Westbourne Grammar is within a two-minute zip in the car; and restaurants and shops are also in the neighbourhood.

The top storey of the house is entirely dedicated to the grey-carpeted main bedroom, which is under a plaster vaulted ceiling and has white plantation shutters on windows. The walk-in robe is roomy, while the spacious en suite has a tub to soak away cares, along with raised bowl-basins atop a storage-rich vanity.

As well as a study – which could take the role of a fourth bedroom – there are two fitted bedrooms downstairs, one with a fireplace. They share a modern bathroom with a bowl-basin atop a grey-laminate vanity.

The expansive living hub at the rear is a wonderfully light-filled space, courtesy of a clerestory window and an angled wall of glass that includes bifold doors to a deck. The floaty white sheers dressing the glass emphasise the airy feel, as does the high ceiling with stepped cornices.

The covered timber deck out back, sheltered by bistro blinds, is a fab entertaining/relaxation space. It looks out to a paved area flanked by a pair of underplanted ornamental trees, with two steps heading up to a thriving lawn. Laser screens are on the fence and a shed is tucked to the side.

This is a property that salutes a smaller footprint while underscoring the benefits of such. It’s a goodie …

 

81 Oakbank Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

81 Oakbank Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

81 Oakbank Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

81 Oakbank Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

81 Oakbank Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)