Call off the search: we’ve found a solution for those seeking the space, serenity and greenery found outside the city who can’t bear to part with their inner-urban conveniences. This four bedroom Balwyn North home is just a short drive from the city, surrounded by parks, manicured streets and views of the Kinglake Ranges – and feels like your own country retreat.
Such feelings of escapism are in large part due to the pared-back, modern redesign of the home undertaken by owner/designer Emma Dwyer. Dwyer has respected the home’s modernist originals, while introducing contemporary elements to create a modern escape.
Working from a key material palette of warm cedar ceilings, smooth white waxed walls and hand-ground and polished Italian terrazzo flooring, the home rises above its surrounds to take in those peaceful views of the Kinglake Ranges on one side and the relaxed suburban streets on the other. Bringing the natural landscape in further, large double-glazed windows are a key feature of the lounge and dining spaces while an internal courtyard offers the opportunity to add some more natural colour and texture within the layout of the home.
Dwyer has also invested wisely in some key design details of the home, such as the striking
The combination of urban convenience and rural pleasures plays out further in the homes amenities, from sensible functional decisions like the double auto garage and north-facing courtyard to indulgent pleasures like the cellar and downstairs parents’ retreat space (complete with a substantial bar of course). It’s clear the architectural vision of the home hasn’t compromised its understanding of its locale, being well suited for young and older families alike.
As a locale Balwyn has plenty to offer beyond proximity to both public and private schools and soothing leafy streets filled with heritage homes. Grab your weekly groceries at
Open for Inspection:
Thursday 3 August 5-5.30pm
Saturday 5 August 12-12.45pm
Thursday 10 August 11.30am-12.15pm and 5.15-6pm
Saturday 12 August 12-12.45pm
Thursday 17 August 11.30am-12.15pm and 5.15-6pm
Auction Date: Saturday 26th August at 1pm
For more information or to contact the agent, visit the property listing on the Jellis Craig website