A compelling interpretation of the Victorian Gothic style, this 16-year-old residence – within a five-minute stroll of the swimming beach – is replete with elaborate period embellishments executed to a sky-high standard.

The many Slovakian crystal chandeliers, jarrah floorboards and joinery, Axminster carpet and marble benches marry with Gothic cornices, highly ornate ceiling plasterwork, dado rails, painted corbels and arches, tessellated verandah/floor tiles, and superb leadlight at an extravagant level.

The exceptional house has five fitted bedrooms, with two downstairs – one with walk-in robe and dual-basin en suite, the other opposite a bathroom. The three up top, ranged around a living room with leadlight doors to a balcony, include one with en suite, the others sharing a dual-basin bathroom.

An open lounge room off the generous entry hall has a period-style fireplace and a box bay window. The lavish living hub, with another decorative fireplace and bespoke joinery, incorporates the large jarrah kitchen which has Meile and Bosch appliances, including two ovens.

Leadlight french doors from the kitchen and dining area open to a fretworked verandah, and a spacious herringbone-patterned brick courtyard meeting with the rear-accessed brick double garage.

Linking with the latter, a large room with the same excellence of quality as the house, would have to be the fanciest games room around. It has a large and fab timber kitchen with a chandelier marking the dining spot, accompanied by an ornate Victoriana timber bar, all beneath a polished timber ceiling – plus there’s a powder room.

Perks galore include intercom/alarm/security cameras, ducted vacuum, ducted heating and cooling, irrigation system for pristine gardens, and a water tank.

Gloucester Reserve and Williamstown High School are five-minute meanders away, Williamstown Beach and Williamstown North stations both less than 10. Melbourne CBD is reached in 20 minutes.

… Carole Levy