34 Princess Road, CLAREMONT
Low $3 millions
RIVER PRECINCT, WALK TO SCHOOL
This award winning Claremont family home has been renovated and extended with impeccable style and sophistication, resulting in a stunning home that is brimming with character charm and contemporary luxury.
The home's beautiful street scape has been admired by neighbours and passers by for many years. Featuring an intricate wrought iron fence, turned cast iron veranda posts, a wide wrap around timber veranda and a spectacular front door with coloured leadlight windows, the facade has made a lasting impression on many Claremont locals and lovers of character homes.
Great care has been taken by the current owners to restore the circa 1898 home to its former glory. Undergoing a major renovation in 2010/11 under the guidance of highly respected architect Ben Croudace and the superb craftsmanship of Brooks Construction, the home was the recipient of two Town of Claremont Civic Design Awards in 2011 for the Conservation of a Timber Heritage Place and for Garden Conservation or Creation of a Sympathetic Period Garden. These awards are testament to the superb quality and presentation of the home.
Accommodation includes 4 king size bedrooms (three with their own ensuites), 4 bathrooms, study, sitting/TV room and a kitchen, dining and family room.
The original part of the home consists of a long, wide hallway, three king size bedrooms (two of which have their own ensuites) and a very spacious TV room which opens out onto the decked alfresco entertaining area.
A cleverly designed addition harmoniously links the original part of the home with a modern extension, which is filled with light and warmth. The extension encompasses an open plan dining, kitchen and family room, a family size bathroom, a laundry with French oak bench tops and extensive storage and a large undercover alfresco entertaining area. A separate parents wing is located on the second floor.
The home has been designed for entertaining. The beautiful kitchen has long, twin benches; one in French oak and the other in grey Caesarstone. It features a free standing Ilve stove, double sink, white drawers and cabinetry, a double door pantry/appliance cupboard and a concealed computer nook. The dining space is large enough to accommodate a 10-12 seater table and has a concealed cupboard for wine storage. A family room with a gas fireplace is located on the far side of the kitchen and overlooks the sparkling 17.5m lap pool and spa. Commercial grade sliding doors connect the kitchen to an undercover, decked entertaining area which has an outdoor kitchen and separate zones for a dining table and outdoor lounges.
The parents wing is located on the second floor and features a separate study with built in bookshelves, a king size bedroom with a walk in robe, a lounge area with Juliette balcony and a huge ensuite bathroom with a double shower, double stone topped vanity and a separate toilet.
The home is surrounded by lush, landscaped gardens filled with mature trees. A wall of ornamental pear trees borders the swimming pool, giving this space privacy and tranquility. The main living areas and bedrooms have lovely aspects over the gardens, giving the home a wonderful softness and serenity.
Other highlights include:
809sqm green title block
Ducted reverse cycle air-conditioning with two motors
White timber plantation shutters
17.5m gas heated, self cleaning lap pool and spa
Two solar hot water systems with gas booster
Photovoltaic solar panels
Gas fireplace in the family room