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An Interior Designer’s 1930s South Yarra Home Is Up For Sale!

On The Market

South Yarra is host to some of Melbourne’s most beautiful 1930s properties, from the Beverley HIlls apartments on Darling Street, to several houses designed by acclaimed architect Marcus Martin.

These types of properties are unsurprisingly tightly held, but one of the suburb’s 1930s townhouses has just hit the market!

This three-bedroom home has been recently renovated by the owner, an interior designer, who has truly taken it to the next level. From the elegant interiors to the Eckersley Garden Architecture design courtyard, we have to say, this one has really won our hearts!

29th May, 2020

Inside 21b Avoca Street, South Yarra – a 1930s home currently on the market! Photo – Courtney King

Anchor Ceramics tiles around the kitchen bench. Grazia & Co stools. Photo – Courtney King

A view inside from the lush courtyard. Photo – Courtney King

Emily Ferretti artwork, Christopher Boots light, Osso chairs, Harpers Project table, Halcyon Lake rug. Photo – Courtney King

The three-bedroom property has been recently renovated by the owner, an interior designer, who has truly taken it to the next level. Photo – Courtney King

(L) Geoffrey Carran artwork (left), Jardan furniture, Anchor Ceramics tiled fireplace, Oblica wood stacker. (R) Douglas and Bec pendant, Emily Ferretti artwork. Photo – Courtney King

String System storage in the bedroom. Photo – Courtney King

Rich, moody paint colours feature in the bedrooms and formal rooms.  Photo – Courtney King

Adding to the property’s immaculate interior aesthetic are the impressive Christopher Boots lighting in the stairwell and kitchen. Artwork by David Rankin. Photo – Courtney King

The garden also contains a separate brick home office, or fourth bedroom, featuring handmade Moroccan tiles. Photo – Courtney King

Landscape design by Eckersley Garden Architecture, Tait sofa, Jardan table. Photo – Courtney King

Amelia Barnes
Friday 29th May 2020

There aren’t many opportunities to purchase one of South Yarra’s 1930s homes, so we’re already incredibly envious of whoever snaps this one up!

Beyond the beautifully maintained two-storey facade are recently renovated interiors completed by the current owner, the founder of Wash Studio. This renovation has truly elevated the home’s existing period features, while incorporating rich and sophisticated new materials. Among standout features are the Anchor Ceramics tiled surfaces, original 1800s door knobs sourced from City of New York public schools, handmade Moroccan tiles, custom bathroom vanities, and Christopher Boots lighting.

Custom, steel-framed doors link the meals area directly to the lush courtyard designed by Eckersley Garden Architecture. Residents can relax here among espalier apple trees, hanging vines and Queensland bottle trees, or entertain around the built-in barbecue. The garden also contains a separate brick home office, or fourth bedroom, with its own powder room.

The property is located almost exactly at the centre of South Yarra, putting it in easy walking distance of public transport, Chapel Street, Fawkner Park and the Royal Botanic Gardens. A true dream home in a dream location!

See the full listing for 21b Avoca Street South Yarra here. The home is being sold by Nicole Gleeson and Nicky Rowe at Kay & Burton via auction on Saturday June 20 at 11am.

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