• Jon Ruwolt

Room for a forest at Brighton, Vic

Updated: Aug 12, 2019

There’s room for a forest on Sherwood’s 1700-square-metre corner site, but the buyer of this estate will surely be satisfied with a heated pool, floodlit tennis court, landscaped gardens and al-fresco terrace.

The outdoor attributes wrap a notable attic-style brick house built in 1912.

Arts and Crafts influences are seen in an arched porch, stepped chimney, bay windows, shingled oriel window and leadlight casement windows.

Inside, an elegant sprawl of casual and formal living rooms complement generous bedrooms on two levels.

“Its spaces are perfectly balanced and it presents beautifully,” the agent says.

Sherwood boasts soaring ceilings, stained glass and leadlight bay windows, and original fireplace mantels modernised with gas insert work to create an enviable backdrop to the multiple living areas.

Formal living and dining rooms showcase the generosity of space and stature of a period home; while a glass wrapped billiards room with three sets of French doors flowing out to surrounding bluestone terraces is the perfect domain for teenagers and casual entertaining.

The northern aspect is beautifully captured in the spacious family living and dining zone with a fireplace, integrated speakers and a direct connection with an expansive entertaining terrace with the swimming pool beyond.

The stone kitchen offers streamlined efficiency for a larger family with double Bosch ovens, plate warmer, instant hot water tap and large butler’s pantry with work station.

Expressions of interest: close 5pm, September 13

Agent: Kay & Burton Bayside, Alex Schiavo 0419 239 549


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