For the first time in over 100 years, one of the finest properties in Victoria is being offered as a house; albeit for a considerable $10 million premium. Tucked away on 24-28 George Street, East Melbourne is a superb conversion which has managed to transform a post office into one of the inner city’s “most significant and spectacular” luxury residencies
Retaining the Post Offices distinctive 1920s façade, its voluminous original spaces have been carefully converted to a series of unforgettable entertaining areas with a majestic early OFP as the focal point. An adjoining study and library have been astutely forged from the Post Offices original second street entry and private post box collection area. Throughout, soaring ceilings, rich hardwood floors and tall windows, now framed by hand crafted timber shutters, leave a lasting first impression.
Beyond, spectacular open plan contemporary areas and an adjoining sitting room are served by a large commercial grade kitchen with VIKING Range, handcrafted timber island and fully appointed butlers pantry before expanding out to a deep vine-clad terrace poised above the lush landscaped courtyard. An inspired entertainment room featuring built in seating and full bar takes advantage of the blocks extraordinary width accompanying three king-sized bedrooms with excellent robes and desks, and two classic contemporary bathrooms. A whole floor parents retreat showcases the skill of the architect with two WIRs, each offering extensive BIRs/dressing, a palatial skylit bathroom and a beautifully elegant bedroom whose northern wall of glazing retracts to the sound of birdsong and whispering treetops against a broad blue sky.
Designed specifically for both lavish family living and easy grand scale entertaining, every inch of the homes rear unfolds to the breathtaking northern courtyard. Stretching from boundary to boundary, tall ornamental trees and lushly landscaped underplants surround this totally private inner-city oasis concluding with its stunning copper roofed conservatory. Currently used as an artists studio, which can be retained in it’s current configuration or offered as additional living, ideal guest, nanny or professional consulting accommodation with powder room, the conservatory retains its 10m pool in situ beneath an overlaid floor.
A long list of inclusions features hydronic heating and ducted air conditioning, stone bathrooms, three powder rooms, fully equipped laundry, a 1200 bottle cellar with tasting/ additional storage, outdoor BBQ kitchen, custom designed iron doors and railings, auto garden irrigation, intercom/CCTV security, remote gates to basement double garage with dumb waiter.
Only moments walk from the MCG, Fitzroy Gardens, the Yarra River, trams, trains, Universities, hospitals and the very best of the CBD’s inner-city dining and entertainment.