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Built circa 1910, this is one of Frankston’s finest homes, situated just a short walk to both the beach and the CBD, on the lovely tree-lined Williams Street.
With 5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms (and infrastructure for a 3rd), several living areas and even a separate 2-bedroom living quarter with its own kitchen, it’s perfectly set up to cater to a family with older children or elderly parents who want to be under the same roof but in their own spaces.
Set back on the block (925sqm approx.) with a 28m frontage (perfect for a great sub-division-STCA), a picturesque tree frames the front of the house, with its handsome brick exterior and huge timber front deck with views to Port Phillip Bay, that can be used year-round with the addition of simple café blinds.
Inside, the inviting hardwood flooring in the entry stretches before you into the large central heart of the home. The sprawling lounge room has a gas log fireplace with wooden mantelpiece and lots of gorgeous period features including cornices, ceiling roses and architraves.
There’s a well-sized study with built-in desk and cabinetry, and a separate dining room framed by a beautiful traditional bay window where the sunlight floods in.
The kitchen is cleverly concealed in what at first appears to be a tucked away galley, but once you step inside, a gourmet kitchen is revealed, complete with custom-made dark stone counters, an abundance of white cupboards, drawers and shelves, and a gas cook top and oven. Further through the kitchen there’s a spacious butler’s pantry with two Fisher and Paykel single drawer dishwashers, a huge pantry, pull-out bins, fridge space and tons of extra storage.
The pleasant surprises continue at the back wing of the house, with an invaluable space that can be used as a separate living quarter. It’s ideal for either guests or family members who’d like to retain some independence but still have people around them. Finished with elegant floor tiles, it boasts its own lounge, split system, a powder room, full-size bathroom with shower over corner spa bath, vanity and laundry facilities, kitchen with gas cooktop, and two carpeted bedrooms with double BIRs and fans. There’s even a door out to a partially completed deck and undercover BBQ area, providing a private place outdoors.
Nearby is a laundry, then down the wide, bright hallway is where the sense of space is really amplified.
There’s the truly cavernous master bedroom that requires work to finish it off, but has its own fireplace, plus a toilet already in place and space built in for the ensuite bathroom. There’s also a WIR big enough to pass for its own room! At the front of the house are two more bedrooms with BIRs (one with water views), plus a formal lounge with fireplace also looking out to the bay.
Flexibility is a brilliant asset of this rare real estate gem – any of these rooms can be repurposed to be extra living spaces.
A family bathroom with shower, toilet and vanity also services this part of the house, next to which is the 100-year-old staircase. Climb to the top floor of the house where the roof cavity has been opened up and is partially but properly converted (with solid steel beams under the flooring), and is ready to be made into a games room, a spacious teen hangout zone or a home theatre. The current owner is leaving the doors, skirtings and architraves they’ve already purchased, making finish off the renos that make easier and cheaper. There’s even scope for an enthusiastic new owner to raise the roofline and add a complete second storey (STCA), making the most of the incredible views across the water.
The property has an air of tranquillity about it, and the gardens invite new owners to landscape them to their liking, with plenty of room for vegetable gardens, extra trees, more green lawn or a trampoline and play equipment.
The residence also has a paved driveway with parking for several vehicles, an old wooden garage/shed, a newer steel tool shed and an undercover storage area down one side of the house.
Within walking distance of the best that Frankston has to offer – the beach, the Botanical Gardens, playgrounds, footy oval, library, train station, the CBD shops, primary schools and Frankston High School – and set on a large block of 925sqm (approx.), this two-storey brick period home has space to house generations of the one family.
If you want a very special real estate find, then look no further! Inspect now!
28B Williams Street, Frankston
POTENTIAL GALORE ON JUST UNDER 1/4 ACRE!
ANOTHER [email protected] BY JUAN MERCHAN
- Air Conditioning
- Built In Robes
- Ducted Heating
- First Home Buyer
- Fully Fenced
- Gas Hot Water Service
- Open Fire Place
- Outdoor Entertaining
- Rumpus Room
- Secure Parking
- Spa - Inside
- Vacuum System