116 Hotham Street, East Melbourne
3 2 4
Beautifully situated in a wide tree-lined boulevard, magnificent Dorset Terrace exudes grandeur while offering a living environment of rare refinement and contemporary luxury on the edge of the city.
The interior has been lifted into the 21st century with exuberance and vision providing the perfect platform for luxurious inner-city living that so cleverly opens up to the northern light and superb entertaining garden.
Towering ceilings with deep cornices, stately marble fireplace mantels and lustrous timber floors provide a beautiful backdrop to the serenely soaring interior with the freedom of flowing space on an exceptional scale.
Formal sitting and dining rooms either side of central marble fireplaces sit proudly in their refinement at the front of the house with a clever central lightwell drawing in dappled natural light.
The north-facing family living and dining rooms evoke a sense of openness, seclusion and relaxation with floor-to-ceiling bi-fold doors linking to a stunning wide board Spotted Gum deck. A 130-year-old Pomegranate tree provides an umbrella of shade in summer; while letting warming sunshine through to the interior in winter.
A clever wall of storage and library shelving in the family zone maintains the rooms streamlined aesthetic; while the adjoining stone kitchen is beautifully appointed with an Ilve oven, Vintec wine fridge, Panasonic TV and glass doors opening to both the deck and central courtyard for a wonderful open air feel.
Upstairs, three grandly proportioned fitted bedrooms include the privately situated main bedroom with walk-in robe, sublime fully tiled en suite with northern light and a freestanding bath, and access to the grand lacework balcony which lives up to its status as the trademark of terrace living.
A stylish main bathroom, guest powder room, expertly designed laundry with louvre windows, Bose sound system, hydronic heating and split system air conditioning round out the exceptional accommodation.
Outdoors, an enormous cellar or workshop surrounded by bluestone is positioned beneath the deck; while lovely lush gardens flow through to a cleverly designed double remote garage preceding additional parking for two cars.
Dorset terrace stands proudly in a row of four beautifully preserved facades with tessellated walkways and lacework verandahs in a premium and highly coveted inner-city location within close proximity to Melbourne's sporting and entertaining precincts, Fitzroy Gardens, Richmond's diverse restaurants and cafes and public transport.