Seamless blend of old and new in South Yarra

Mal JamesAugust 25, 20110 min read

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6 Walter Street, South Yarra, VIC, 3141

The home has been beautifully renovated, blending the period style with a modern extension. Although the renovation is around 10 years old, the house overall has been very well maintained and much of the design intent so clever that it has not dated overly.

There is a lot to like about this property. The floor plan is flexible, with most rooms in the right position. There is a good zoning with separate living areas, which may be ideal for families with children. The home offers good storage and good-quality finishes and fixtures.

Despite the southern exposition, skylights have been smartly incorporated to take advantage of natural light. Some may find the internal courtyard not ideal for entertaining, although it's position is prime and assists with the spatial indoor feel.  Garaging at the rear is very good via Hawksburn Close and it also provides good storage. Location here is very good - walking distance to Toorak Road, Chapel Street and Hawksburn Village, and being within a cul-de-sac traffic flow is minimal.

- Adam Woledge

This is a home that gets me going - in a cul de sac, so no traffic, despite being a great location. The home itself is not about the façade or even the front few rooms, which are perfectly acceptable but nothing special. Where the home shines is to the rear - brilliantly designed renovation to take in the light (it is south facing, but your couldn't tell) - to also give a real sense of space (between living areas) while still feeling connected to each other and the upstairs study and then separate master really works well - all this on top of a double garage and excellent rear car access - this is a real gem for a modern family or couple and worth a premium over the norm.

- Mal James

The property is being marketed by Kay & Burton agent Chris Alcock with price hopes of $2.1 million plus. It will go to auction on Saturday, August 27 at noon.

James Buyer Advocates gives this home a rating of 719 out of 1,000, which is in the Well Above Average Category. 

Adam Woledge is a registered architect and principal buyer advocate of James Buyer Advocates. Mal James is principal buyer advocate of James Buyer Advocates. James offers home ratings, market updates and buyer updates on its website.

Mal James

Mal James is principal of James Buyer Advocates, which advocates on behalf of buyers of property over $1 million.
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