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This Elegantly Renovated 1930s Family Home In Toorak Is For Sale

On The Market

When picturing the dream Melbourne home… you can’t really go past a property that combines original period design, a Hecker Guthrie renovation, a spacious block, and a tree-lined street… Basically the exact description of 25 Montalto Avenue, Toorak, which has just hit the market!

Georgia Danos, creative and brand director of James Richardson Furniture (JRF), and her husband Julian have raised their two young children in this home over the past seven years, and are now passing the torch to new owners.

For relaxed yet sophisticated Melbourne family living, it doesn’t get better than this!

14th November, 2020

This 1930s house features a recent Hecker Guthrie renovation. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

Iconic TON Bentwood dining chairs currently feature in the dining space. Photo – Shannon McGrath

Hecker Guthrie renovated the kitchen to be timeless and functional. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

Natural light in the kitchen. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

Beautiful flooring flows through the open-plan areas. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

Northern light streams into the family room. Photo – Northside Studio.

The sitting room looks out the garden via floor-to-ceiling glass. Photo – Northside Studio.

Living room details. Photo – Northside Studio.

Eclectic styling enhances the 1930s character. Photo – Northside Studio.

The bathrooms and laundry have also been renovated. Photo – Shannon McGrath.

The outdoor dining area. Photo – Northside Studio

The backyard spans roughly half of the 765 square metre block. Photo – Northside Studio

The stunning pool. Photo – Northside Studio.

A perfect family backyard! Photo – Northside Studio.

The delightful 1930s facade. Photo – Northside Studio.

This grand home in Toorak is one of those enviable Melbourne heritage homes that you drive past and can’t help but wonder what lies behind the front door, and perhaps even momentarily imagine your own dream family life here (is that weird?). In this case, the heritage 1930s character of the home is complemented by a crisp and contemporary renovation – and one seriously amazing garden! 

For the past seven years, this incredible space has been the home of Georgia Danos, creative and brand director of James Richardson Furniture (JRF), her husband Julian, and their two children. After a renovation and new kitchen by award winning design studio Hecker Guthrie, the home has a relaxed, bright and breezy layout, and floor-to-ceiling windows that maximise natural light and views across the garden and pool. ‘The open-plan kitchen and family room area is the heart of the home. We spend more time in this space than anywhere and it’s really functional but beautiful,’ says Georgia. 

Inside the home, Georgia’s passion for colour, art and design is self evident! She’s enhanced the home with a stunning collection of furniture and Australian artwork, including pieces such as the iconic TON Bentwood dining chairs, distributed by her family’s business, James Richardson Furniture (JRF)(Fun fact – JRF was started by Georgia’s grandfather, and this impressive Melbourne business are the longest standing distributor worldwide of original Michael Thonet furniture!)

The backyard spans roughly half of the 765 square metre block, encompassing an outdoor dining area, lawn, and of course the pool, along with beautiful mature trees. ‘I love that from every room there is a beautiful aspect out to the garden and tree tops,’ says Georgia. ‘It feels like you’re in a tree house from the bedrooms!’

Positioned on a tree-lined avenue in walking distance to Hawksburn and Toorak villages, this home really is prestige Melbourne family living at its best!

See the full real estate listing for 25 Montalto Avenue, Toorak, here. This property is being sold by Marcus Chiminello at Marshall White in conjunction with Carla Fetter at Jellis Craig via expressions of interest. Expressions of interest close Tuesday December 8 at 5pm. 

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