All cute Victorian facade-wise, with cheeky yellow door to the street, this one has been treated to a stunning makeover by award-winning DX Architects.

The house is now an exceptional example of respecting the heritage while waving the wand of contemporary-chic pizzazz.

 

53 Home Road, Newport, 3015

 

Step through that yellow door and the tall ceiling, corbelled arch and deep skirting boards do their romantic period thing. But look up to see ebony designer pendants; look along and barn-style bedroom doors emerge; and look down to rich new Victorian ash floorboards: a juxtaposition masterclass.

The three grey-carpeted bedrooms are along the entry hall, as is the main bathroom. Two of the bedrooms have bespoke robes, one has a door to a small courtyard, and all have plantation shutters and much charm.

Both the en suite and larger bathroom ooze glamour, with a mix of sumptuous textures and palettes. Dual basins are in the en suite, and a totally discreet European laundry is in the other.

The large living hub can be summed up in that eloquent word: wow. The black and white palette (as all through) and polished concrete floors bounce around light, as do the clerestory windows under a soaring ceiling that shows off eye-catching dips and angles.

The shmick kitchen, with a wall of glossy black cabinetry and an opposite wall of white, has a waterfall stone island bench, a window splashback in a another wall of white cabinetry, and a host of European mod-cons.

Ducted heating, refrigerated cooling and a Bose surround-sound system are included.

Bifolds open right up to a covered alfresco area which links with a deck where a fireplace with a hearth on which to perch provides a riveting focus.

A small wedge of lawn, dense greenery and extensive soft-grey paving are also in the backyard, as are a shed and a rear-access parking area behind a roller door.

 

53 Home Road, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

53 Home Road, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

53 Home Road, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

53 Home Road, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

53 Home Road, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

53 Home Road, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)