Glamorous Newtown gem shines in coveted street after high-end makeover


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The residence at 39 Virginia St, Newtown, blends old and new to great effect.

A SEAMLESS renovation injects new life and light into this stunning Newtown home while still retaining the charm and elegance of another era.

From the antique French front gate to the impressive slate roof dotted with chimneys, this residence on a large 1003sq m block owns its position on leafy Virginia St.

The contemporary kitchen is the heart of the home.

Agent Dale Whitford said the vendors had spent a considerable sum of money transforming the heritage residence into a luxury abode with just the right amount of energy for a modern family home.

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Step inside and the showstopping entry reveals the true scale of the renovation with soaring ceilings, ornate plasterwork and sparkling chandelier that throws light onto the crisp white interiors.

Flowing from the main hallway, a classic sitting room with polished timber floors and dark marble fireplace pays homage to the history of the house.

A grand entrance sets the tone for the rest of the home.

Across the hallway, the main bedroom has been crafted to create a light and bright retreat from the main hub of the residence with glamorous his and hers walk-in wardrobes, plantation shutters and contemporary ensuite with twin vanities and in-situ shower with floor-to-ceiling designer tiles.

A large living and sitting room is divided by a large open fireplace with marble surrounds while etched glass with a garden theme is the standout feature of the space.

A small snug opposite boasts etched glass french doors that open onto a private deck to complete the layout of the original part of the Victorian-era home.

Further on, a glass hallway links the traditional front of the building with the modern, open-plan extension.

The modern wing overlooks large expanses of lawn.

Four more bedrooms flow from this contemporary walkway which overlooks a private yard with green lawns and enough space for a swimming pool, subject to council approval.

These bedrooms share a central bathroom with freestanding bath and twin vanities.

Clever design means natural light floods the L-shaped open-plan family, dining and kitchen zone.

The kitchen is the standout feature of this area with waterfall stone benchtops, twin ovens, induction cooking and textured designer tiles for the splashback.

The chef will not be disappointed by the large butler’s pantry with fridge and sink and plenty of extra storage space.

During winter, enjoy the open fireplace in the family room and when it’s warmer, slide the doors open onto a lovely outdoor space with a stacked stone feature wall and private grassed areas where the children can play for hours while you sit back and relax.

Wanting for nothing, other highlights include ducted heating and cooling and double garage.

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