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A Rare Opportunity In Melbourne's 'Bagel Belt'

‘A rare Golden Mile opportunity’, expressions of interest on this 1970s five-bedroom home in the epicentre of Caulfield North close next week.

But that’s not before Patricia Callan from Modernist Australia can take us through for a swoon – just look at that swimming pool/pool house!

Patricia Callan

Spacious and light-filled the 5-bedroom, 3.5-bathroom 3-storey residence is set on 909-square-metres. Photo – courtesy of Kay & Burton.

Solidly built and custom finished in the 1970s, the home showcases original marble floors and custom joinery. Photo – courtesy of Kay & Burton.

The Entertaining balcony, swimming pool and pool house (!!) with kitchenette and bathroom. Photo – courtesy of Kay & Burton.

Expressions of interest close May 28th. Photo – courtesy of Kay & Burton.

Patricia Callan
23rd of May 2019

The might of Marvellous Migrant Modern Melbourne raises its head and casually schools us all with a display of formidable size, form, materials and craftsmanship.

The eternal wellspring of high-end residences and film-set-level Mod chic, the Bagel Belt, serve this up to us and dares us to ignore it. But how can we?

From the very front fence and timber relief entry-wall we are smacked about the head with a collection of stunningly modern spaces festooned with fittings and features only millions of dollars (and perhaps a tradesman time-machine) could replicate today.

Sooooo much desire, so much awe, but really just another day for this side of town.

View the property listing on Domain, and original MA article here.

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