A prestigious Newtown lifestyle awaits in this classy Edwardian home in one of Geelong’s finest streets.
“Kanoona”, circa 1904, seamlessly combines heritage and modern living, thanks to a state-of-the-art extension built just three years ago.
Set at the high end of a quiet, tree-lined street, the property is also conveniently close to a pocket of Geelong’s top schools as well as Pakington St’s café and shopping precinct.
The original, impeccably maintained front section of the home boasts four bedrooms, a formal lounge, huge central entertainment space, study and family-size bathroom, along with a master ensuite.
Plentiful Edwardian and Victorian features include leadlight, fretwork, high ceilings, timber floors and fireplaces.
But the piece de resistance is the stunning, north-facing rear extension, housing a huge family room and dining space, kitchen with butler’s pantry and Euro-style laundry.
It’s been designed by Mark Sanders, of Geelong’s Third Ecology Architects, to be both sustainable and practical.
The light-filled, family-friendly zone steps out to a timber deck and brick-paved alfresco area in a private rear garden with abundant greenery.
A nearby private studio with powder room is a perfect home office, teen retreat or man-cave.
The chef’s kitchen boasts high-end Highland and Miele appliances, stone benchtops and soft-close cupboards and drawers, while the laundry, cleverly hidden behind the central kitchen wall with the butler’s pantry, has built-in drying racks.
Other highlights include carport, low-maintenance gardens and plantation shutters.
The property is in the prime private school zone, with The Geelong College, Sacred Heart College and St Joseph’s College all within walking distance, along with highly regarded Chilwell and St Robert’s primary schools.
It’s also within easy reach of GMHBA Stadium, Kardinia Aquatic Centre and Geelong railway station for commuters.