30 Oct 2023 | 4 mins
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2A Emily Street, Brighton, Victoria
2A Emily Street is a genuine private oasis.
It lies right in the very heart of Middle Brighton on the doorstep of Church and Bay Streets and some of Melbourne’s best private and public schools. It spans some 1140 square metres with a striking six-bedroom house and resort style gardens. And yet it remains entirely, deliciously, private. And unless you come looking for it, you may not even know that it’s there.
Set on one of Brighton’s prettiest and best located streets, 2A Emily is a surprise package from beginning to end. The house is supremely cool. Its tall angular lines are crafted to mimic the bow of a ship, with soaring glass walls and doors and wonderful contemporary detailing.
Right across the home all the rooms and common areas are all extremely well proportioned, with the living, dining and entertaining spaces all laid out across the ground floor in a very easy open plan that could easily adapt to suit any kind of preferences.
The bright, spacious bedrooms and their bathrooms plus a sunny study are all set upstairs, with enchanting outlooks onto the lovely surrounds.
The kitchen is a real showstopper - with a vast stone bench, top of the line Miele appliances and a fully fitted butler’s pantry. It enjoys a wonderful connection to the home’s exceptional outdoors, the highlight of which is a wraparound pool and spa set into the adjoining deck that brings a very hip hotel vibe.
Beyond that are the expansive gardens, which are lush and loads of fun. There is a little hen house down at the bottom of the block and adjacent to that a free-standing studio, that could be used as a gym, home office or guest bedroom.
With only a picturesque neighbouring tennis court visible on one side there’s a wonderful escapist quality to this property. It feels very much like its own little sanctuary, but with the bonus of just being five minutes’ walk from a Church Street coffee.
The best of both worlds.