Classic home in Melbourne’s ‘Golden Mile’ on the market

Set in one of the most desirable areas in Melbourne a grand family home has hit the market for the first time with price expectations above $2m.

Built 11 years ago by Andrew and Sonya Richards, the home is designed for families.

“There is so much to love about the home. The light open spaces create a lovely feeling – it’s always bright and the home feels happy and relaxed,” Sonya explains.

The classic cape cod design combined with open plan living and extensive outdoor space bring together luxury and practicality

“The house is stylish from all angles but more importantly so very practical and functional. One of the things we’ve loved about living here is the floorplan. It allows a spaciousness that gives you privacy without being cut off from the family.

“When the kids are off playing in one room, I can be is a separate part of the home and still keep an eye on what they’re doing. There’s also plenty of space to have guests stay overnight,” Sonya said.

Marketed through Josh Hommelhoff of Ray White Carnegie, the property at 525A Neerim Road, Murrumbeena is set in a coveted area with easy access to the City.

“The property backs onto a bike track that gives cyclists direct access to the CBD without having to ride on the road,” Josh explains. “The area is also home to some of Melbourne’s most reputable schools.”

Featuring five bedrooms, three bathrooms and parking for four cars, Josh describes the home as “flawless”.

“This home is timeless. The design is smart and flawless. Features such as the white washed oak floors, bay windows, marble benches in the chef’s kitchen are beautiful additions.

“The separate unit at the rear of the property highlights the practicality of the home, having multiple uses as an office, a self contained dwelling for guests, or even potential income as a rental property,” Josh said.

For the Richards family, the decision to sell was a hard one to make and purely a geographical one.

“We decided to position ourselves in the centre of our work, family and lifestyle activities so that the kids can be more independent as they get older.

“This has been an awesome home for our young family. There is always so much outside for the kids and their friends to do – they are never inside on the couch because the backyard is so recreational. We have hosted many a party, school event and family function here. People just like being here; children, teens and adults alike.

“The family who buys this house will undoubtedly reflect the same way ten years on from now,” Sonya concludes.

The property goes to auction on 13 September 2014 onsite at 11am.