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A Chic Family Home In The Heart Of Fitzroy Is For Sale!

On The Market

Do you ever see those interesting or iconic houses in your strolls around the neighbourhood and wonder what lies beyond its walls? This house on Webb Street, Fitzroy is that kind of house!

With a curious shape and a thoughtful, unique material palette from the outside in – this is one special property. And it’s for sale…

25th November, 2021

The double heigh living room allows light to flood into the space via the north-facing courtyard.

Glass brick wall inserts puncture the solid exterior wall, allowing light to spill in from all angles.

Crazy paving is present inside and out!

The north-facing courtyard connects to all the communal areas on the ground floor via sliding glass doors.

The main bedroom connects to its own private balcony.

You can tell this house is great on the inside, just from looking at the outside!

Lucy Feagins
Thursday 25th November 2021

Nestled in probably the most sought-after pocket of Fitzroy, this light-filled, open plan home is a feast of glorious textures and materials.

The young family who have lived here for the last four years undertook a thoughtful, design-led renovation with the intention of bringing the interiors up to speed with the home’s excellent 1980’s bones.

‘The house was originally built in the early 80s,’ explains the owner. ‘By the time we got it, there had been a few makeovers, but none which truly made the most of the property’s width, northern aspect and solid bones.’

The new layout is simple. Beyond the grey brick facade punctured by a statement glass brick wall inserts lies the communal areas. To the east is the kitchen and dining room, and to the west is an incredible double-height living room. The north-facing courtyard runs almost the full length of the property, funnelling light into these communal spaces via huge sliding glass doors.

At the top of the sweeping staircase in the corner of the living room are three bedrooms, two of which overlook the courtyard. The third (and largest) has its own private balcony.

Texturally, the house feels almost vintage with a modern twist. Light travertine crazy paving is present throughout, sitting in easy dialogue with the exposed and painted brick to lighten the whole space. Timber detailing anchors the remainder of the layout, while textured walls and the tiled kitchen walls create points of interest in the complexity.

‘So many inner-city houses are forced to follow the same formula, but here with generous width and modern construction techniques we have designed and built a house that honours its original modernist roots,’ says the owner. ‘Our palette is heavy on texture but consistent on tone, which is what we think makes it so relaxed and timeless.’

Very soon, it will be a warm and inviting space for a new family to enjoy!

55 Webb Street, Fitzroy will be sold at auction on Saturday 4th December at 10am by Peter Stephens and Mark Verrocchi from Nelson Alexander. See the listing and inspection times here.

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