On the Market: Thoughtful Marriage of Old & New

A home cleverly planned for family spaces,
with zoned living & bedroom areas,
is up for sale, so let's check it out.
It's certainly not a small house, 
and it's on a deep block, 
so there was an opportunity to work a pool 
into the back garden,
allowing fabulous views onto it from the 
family room and the children's wing. 
See the built in desk near the children's bedrooms?
It has a built in paper-roller crayon storage
The kitchen is literally the centre of the house,
and what a table! 
Downstairs are the living rooms
with those wonderful ceilings.
While upstairs, sitting amongst the treetops,
a parent's zone has a quietly calm ambience.
The marble bath has a quiet ambience too!
Rare to see polished timber floors 
in Australian bathrooms, 
but I do rather love them for their 
grained patterns. 
There is considered blending between original bungalow
and new extension with repeated elements,
like the timber screening.
And extraordinary attention to detail in the joinery design.
The architect John Wardle's thoughtful details 
can be seen everywhere,
but perhaps this screening element is one of his finest.
While providing privacy to the upstairs areas, 
it creates a wonderful textural backdrop to the alfresco garden.

Would you like to live here?

Property location: 6 Fulham Ave, South Yarra, Melbourne
Architect: John Wardle