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A Surprisingly Contemporary Victorian Terrace For Sale In Fitzroy North

On The Market

There’s something special about the charm of a terrace house, especially when you never know what lies behind the historic facade.

This mystery is part of the appeal of the two-bedroom home at 24 St Georges Road South, Fitzroy North. Tucked away in the coveted Edinburgh Gardens precinct, the property’s quintessential iron-laced exterior doesn’t give much away – but one step inside reveals a modern and sleek renovation, which awaits a new owner! Take a look.

9th May, 2022

The charming Victorian workers’ cottage. Photo – Chris Alexander

The renovation was designed to make the most of the terrace house’s footprint, with a seamless indoor-outdoor living space. Photo – Chris Alexander

And the interior is completely modern! Photo – Chris Alexander

A grey and black colour palette keeps things sophisticated. Photo – Chris Alexander

A peek into the elegant bedroom. Photo – Chris Alexander

Even the bathtub enjoys a view into the courtyard. Photo – Chris Alexander

Bi-folding doors make the most of the backyard, where the owners have enjoyed hosting friends and family. Photo – Chris Alexander

Christina Karras
Monday 9th May 2022

This Fitzroy North terrace house has been a stylish family home for vendors Justin Bodanac, Anna Beaton and their two daughters, Birdie and Rumi, since 2014.

Anna’s mother noticed the home was for sale while on a stroll through the area, and knew the young family would love it. Sure enough, Justin and Anna snapped up the Victorian workers’ cottage shortly after – in large part due to its ‘perfect’ location in the heart of Melbourne’s inner north.

‘After living in the house un-renovated for two to three years, we then engaged Anon Studio and Freadman White to complete an extensive renovation on the back part of the house, adding light and maximising the small space available,’ Justin says.

While the two-bedroom pad has retained its classic period facade, it’s been totally transformed inside to offer a sophisticated kitchen, living and dining area. Soaring ceilings make way for the open-plan space, where sleek black joinery is paired with Caesarstone benches and polished concrete – complete with underfloor heating below.

One of Justin and Anna’s favourite spaces, though, is the luxe terrazzo-tiled bathroom with its leafy garden outlook – a calm retreat that the couple say they’ll definitely miss when it’s time to say goodbye!

After almost eight years here, the family are ready for their next adventure. ‘We are looking for a new space for the next stage of our lives,’ Anna explains.

‘We have absolutely loved living in this house’ Anna continues. ‘The thoughtful design has provided surprises through windows, lighting and materials which has made it a beautiful home to live and entertain in’.

Now, it’s someone else’s turn to enjoy the property, primed and ready for it’s next equally sophisticated owners!

24 St Georges Road South, Fitzroy North is listed with Mark Verrocchi and Bella Cortese at Nelson Alexander Fitzroy and will go to auction on Saturday May 21 at 1:30pm. Take a look at the full listing.

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