There’s not a skerrick of this place that doesn’t resonate with light, space and precision design. It’s all gorgeous Victorian detail on the façade, but indoors a head-to-toe revamp is revealed.

“Nenagh”, rubbing shoulders with other period beauties in its cul-de-sac locale, is now an exemplar of contemporary chic.


40 Davies Street, Newport, 3015


Crisp white paint on high-rising walls, black window frames, white plantation shutters where needed, tall doors with matte-black fittings and attractive grey carpet and matte spotted gum floor planks capture the ‘it’ look for today, while all benches come in luscious grey stone.

Three generous bedrooms flank the entry hall, two with a wall of multiple fitted robes. The main of these has a fab dressing room with well-constructed and allocated joinery, as well as a swish en suite with Phoenix black tapware from Matt Black (used all through), dual Villaroy & Boch basins atop that lovely stone, and a walk-in twin shower.

Also along the hall are a luxe powder room, the laundry with stone bench and 2pac cabinetry, and the main bathroom, matching the smaller for class, with a floating vanity and freestanding tub.

A skylit section of the hall, immediately before a door to the living domain, is lined each side with closets.

Large, tall and tinted windows – some with transoms – admit streams of light to the living hub, a lovely big space in which to relax. It connects via two sets of stacker doors to a covered integrated deck, with visual interaction from all points.

A giant waterfall stone island bench, which sits beneath pendants suspended from a back-lit bulkhead, is the shmick kitchen’s focal point.

A Blanco black sink matches tapware and handles on extensive white 2pac soft-close cabinetry, the walk-in pantry has a stone bench, and Siemens is the tag on dual wall ovens and 900mm gas cooktop.

Wooden seating runs from the deck under a window for a perch to take in gardens, which feature a good stretch of lawn, a vine creeping up a neighbour’s brick wall, and ornamental pears as fence screening.

The property is within a five-minute walk of the station and at least three schools are within two kilometres or less.


40 Davies Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

40 Davies Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

40 Davies Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

40 Davies Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)