"Hillcrest" - An Eminent Victorian
Distinguished, grand and stately, Hillcrest is a glorious four-bedroom Victorian residence dominating this prestigious locale. On vast land of approximately 1536m2, this exceptional home has been cherished by one owner for almost half a century. Enduring far beyond the glittering city skyline showcased from its first floor, the handsome home features uplifting natural light, lofty ceilings, deep cornices, marble fireplaces, rosettes and a balcony. Opening into a wide hall, with a formal lounge and formal dining domain to the left, the residence also boasts open-plan spaces including a generous family zone, living and meals areas and a kitchen. Sizeable and equipped with appliances from Bosch and AEG, the kitchen is entirely practical, serviced by a large pantry and offering opportunities for you to enhance to your own taste, should you wish. Gardens are served by three 10,000L water tanks and a watering system, and a majestic front lawn sees the home set well back from the street. A paved entertaining area, protected by a shade sail, evokes long summer days spent enjoying simple pleasures in good company. Salt-chlorinated, the sizeable inground swimming pool is also heated. Sweep up the majestic staircase to find four generous bedrooms, one featuring a bay window with window seat, spectacular city views, walk-in robe and direct entry to a dual access bathroom. A retreat, bathroom and bedroom to the rear form a guest suite, and a fitted study below provides a peaceful place to work. There is also a third bathroom and a laundry with ironing station and drying area, plus various extras including a hidden wet bar, walk-in coat closet and substantial cellar. Hydronic heating and air conditioners enhance comfort, a ducted vacuum system simplifies cleaning, and a long driveway and deep tandem carport provide plentiful off-street parking. In a coveted plantation street moments to Windy Hill, cafes, transport, shops and excellent schools, this fine home awaits a discerning family.