Parkville 159 Park Drive
INSPECT BY PRIVATE APPOINTMENT Without doubt one of the prized South Parkville precinct's most impressive and illustrious residences, this evocative Victorian's spectacular period integrity has been conserved and complemented by significant, sensitive restoration. The outcome, clearly a stunning success, ensures this majestic home's original elegance is matched by modern elements on a corner site enhanced by a coveted northern aspect and extensive frontage to Bayles Street just one block from Royal Park. Grandeur, grace and beautiful Hawthorn brick define external aesthetics that introduce an interior of where superb spaces are distinguished by outstanding decorative details including pressed metal ceilings, classical wallpaper and elaborate moulded cornices. Romantic reception rooms lead to separate family, dining and kitchen dimensions and a downstairs bathroom while above, four bedrooms and two further bathrooms include a main bedroom overlooking the superb return balcony. Courtyard privacy and off street parking add outdoor appeal to a property featuring a rich history, formerly the Polish Embassy, in a position that provides University High School zoning and desirable proximity to the Melbourne University campus, the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the Royal Women's Hospital, the CBD and freeway access. A rare opportunity to capture an address where the past, the present and the future each hold exceptional appeal, accompanied by outstanding inner-city convenience.