In an enclave that puts Cherry Lake, the train station and Esplanade waterfront all within leisurely 10-minute strolls, this well-located place has enough room, about 57 squares, to satisfy any needs for alone and hang-together time.

A good slab of that lavish space is allocated to an upstairs room adjoining a smaller one. With floor planks that stretch forever under a multi-angled and sound-baffled ceiling, this bonus room makes an excellent studio, a teenage retreat or party pad.


47 Romawi Street, Altona, 3018


Another standout is the solar-heated salt pool, surrounded by paving and within steps of an undercover alfresco with barbecue and retractable awning. This links with a second covered spot, also facing the pool – both these area connect via bifolds and glazed door with living and dining zones.

The house has two expansive living areas, one an open lounge room with honey-toned floorboards, and a contemporary gas log fire with classic mantel. This is a space that could easily take a billiard table, a piano and a huge sofa – with room to spare.

A powder room is next door to the lounge room, then double doors swing open to the grey-tiled living hub that has a matching gas log fire and lots of windows.

The kitchen is so big that 10 friends could be milling around the island bench and there’d still be space left. Rich timber cabinets in abundance, a walk-in pantry, a waterfall stone brekkie bench for six and all the mod-cons deliver a supremely family and entertainment-friendly kitchen.

Arrival along its own entry hall adds a sense of grandness to the grey-carpeted main bedroom. The fully tiled en suite, with spa and dual basins is along that hall, while a dual-entry robe is hidden behind a wall.

Three more fitted bedrooms (one with walk-in robe) share a dual-basin bathroom, while a study off the wide entry hall could serve as fifth bedroom.

This appealing property also has ducted heating, evaporative cooling, an intercom with camera, a water tank, and a remote-controlled double garage.


47 Romawi Street, Altona, 3018 (Photo supplied)

47 Romawi Street, Altona, 3018 (Photo supplied)

47 Romawi Street, Altona, 3018 (Photo supplied)

47 Romawi Street, Altona, 3018 (Photo supplied)