27 Balmerino Avenue, Toorak, Victoria
Lush interiors and clever design have given this lovely Georgian a hip hotel vibe. Quietly pretty Balmerino Avenue is a Toorak favourite boulevard, near the Yarra and the village, and with the easiest of rides straight to the city. But this isn’t a story purely of location.
27 Balmerino Avenue is every inch the modern classic.
It is contemporary and cool with a lushly glamorous twist. And put together with the kind of foresight and style that ensures living here would be a very sweet experience indeed.
The finishes and palates are an immediate standout. Dark timbers are juxtaposed with white walls, which are punctuated with wonderful pops of luxurious detail – the signature handywork of clever Melbourne design firm Studio Griffiths.
The contemporary, clean and rich theme is set early, with the smart and enticing formal sitting room at the front of the home which is bookended nicely with the casual living and dining zone set at the rear, opening onto an enchanting leafy courtyard whose serenity feels as much country as town.
A vast porcelain island is the centrepiece of the minimalistic kitchen, with the working areas beautifully wrapped and hidden behind lovely chocolate cabinetry. And adjacent is a standout feature – a wine room set behind gorgeous glass and steel doors that gives the area a real hip hotel vibe.
Upstairs, there’s an elevator across all three floors too, there are four very appealing bedrooms. The main is a serene and stylish space, beautifully appointed and enjoying delightful vistas across the treetops and neighbourhood.
Downstairs the private movie theatre is a real treat. It’s fully fitted with a state-of-the-art projector system and perfect for a cosy night in. There’s a private study down here as well, along with basement parking for three cars and ample storage.
And naturally there’s all the creature comforts and the latest tech, all easy to use and ensuring that this home is, at every moment, very easy to be around.
Smart, beautiful - and just the right amount of cool.