If you, like us, have been enjoying the decadent dip into British royalty courtesy of new Netflix series ‘The Crown’, you’ve likely been dreaming of your own glorious English retreat. We’ve found just that (and in Balwyn nonetheless!) in this stately six bedroom home, complete with its own extensive landscaped gardens.
AGENT Jellis Craig
The home’s Old English style is almost picture-book-perfect, from the pebbled driveway, stacked stone garden walls and lush gardens that greet you from the gate. The classic style continues with the home’s signature red brick exterior and ornate details, but once inside the home the experience takes a turn for the contemporary.
The extensive living spaces span from formal to relaxed, with room to move for families of all sizes and ages. Classic features such as European Oak panelling and cornice work contribute to an elegant look throughout the home, while the kitchen boasts the best of contemporary technology, featuring an integrated Liebherr fridge/freezer and a full suite of Gaggenau appliances. Complimented by sealed Calacatta Oro marble benchtops, it’s equipped to host events fit for royalty.
There’s plenty more to enjoy in the home, from its seemingly endless built-in storage to the ample entertaining areas including the indoor/outdoor terrace featuring a conservatory glass ceiling and auto-sun blinds. For those not familiar with Balwyn however, there’s plenty to enjoy in your surrounds, with its leafy streets and historic houses creating a picturesque backdrop for your daily exploration. But there’s more to heritage beauty to be found – head to Snow Pony for all-day breakfast including the signature smashed avocado toast, perfected by the owners (also found at their sister venues, Friends of Mine in Richmond and Porgie & Mr Jones in Hawthorn). White Mojo is another heavily-hyped local venue, with its instagrammable croissant burgers and meals brought to you in a bell jar providing both interesting dining and people watching.
Other local lifestyle appeals include the charming Palace Balwyn cinema, Apples & Sage Organic Wholefoods grocer and one of Australia’s oldest native parklands, Maranoa Gardens. Positioned with local train, bus and tram connectivity, Balwyn is both a stone’s throw from Melbourne’s urban centre and maintains a charming village vibe. Essentially, you’ll have everything at your disposal – just like royalty.