37 Hilltop Avenue,
For Sale via auction saturday 4 june at 1pm
A grand family home that embodies the character of its 1938 period — but with an extensive renovation to rival modern residential interior benchmarks.
Stepping inside gives you a clear indication of Luke Fry Architects’ design brief in one glance: modern elegance. With charming ceiling detail, arched doorways, and tonal contrasts of warm hardwood floors against soft white walls — this front section of the home showcases the best of its heritage roots.
With brand new plantation shutters, the sitting room is filled with sunlight and views out to the front garden, while the master bedroom across the hall has a walk-in-robe, luscious olive wool carpets, and a master ensuite with statement 'Ice Green' marble throughout. Bedrooms two and three feature wide windows onto lush greenery, with custom built-in-robes and the same plush olive carpets. The central bathroom features a luxe Signorino bath surround next to the frosted window, a dual-head shower, and underfloor heating. All tapware is Astra Walker and vanities throughout the bathrooms include the statement Signorino 'Ice Green' marble. The hydronic heating takes care of the hallway, sitting room, and the four bedrooms, in addition, and to provide further heating options, the existing 'wing' area has RV Cycle A/C. The study — or fourth bedroom — provides a built-in-robe for storage and a calming moment with greenery views out to the back garden, accessible through double doors.
Moving into the modern wing of the house showcases the utmost in 2022 interior design trends. Curved walls, floor to ceiling windows for garden views, and bold — yet versatile — tones of greens and marbles. A solid fuel fireplace by Oblica sits in the lounge for Melbourne winters. To provide further heating options, this new 'wing' area also has 2 x RV Cycle 'in-ceiling' concealed A/C.
The open plan kitchen, dining, and living area seamlessly flow to create a communal space perfect for entertaining and lounging. Splash-back and bench-tops are clad in Signorino Ice Green Marble, while the kitchen island replicates the curves of the walls for an intentional pairing of form. Here, you’ll find double AEG ovens and induction stovetop, state-of-the-art Bluetooth-linked range-hood, and Artedomus tiles. Behind the kitchen is the beautifully organised butler’s pantry with access to the private side garden, including the laundry and powder room neatly displayed.
The quiet, architecturally considered outdoor alfresco area includes a solar-heated pool (with gas boost heating) and an in-floor cleaning system. There’s a 4-burner stainless steel barbecue, Schmick external 70L bar fridge, and an outdoor shower for post-swim rinses. The landscaping has been meticulously designed by Caroline Robinson of 'Greenbits' and implemented for low-maintenance and high-impact all year round.
SEALS THE DEAL
This is a home for those whose social feeds are endless streams of interior design. A home for those who subscribe to the Local Project, Artichoke, and Yellowtrace, and pay attention to the shortlist for AIDA. If your brief is form and function, we’ve met it.