The ultimate home for cat lovers: Artistic Fitzroy pad has feline flair


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A wildlife warrior’s purrfect renovation of a Fitzroy terrace is a cat-lover’s dream home.

The double-fronted Victorian at 43 Cecil St has received a paw-sitive response from buyers since being put on the market with a $2.2-$2.3 million price guide.

The three-bedroom beauty was transformed by vendor, Janet Sinclair, who added cat murals inside and out.

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A cat is lurking behind the kitchen’s rangehood.

“I knew a local guy who had done some graffiti work in the area, so I tracked him down and showed him the ideas I had,” Ms Sinclair said.

“I’m really passionate about cats and I’ve worked in shelters all over the world and have two rescue cats myself.”

In the kitchen, a black and white cat is painted above the rangehood, and there’s another cartoon cat staring up at a kookaburra in the backyard.

Another is looking up at a kookaburra in the backyard.

A funky feline is sporting glasses in the bathroom.

Another funky feline is found in the bathroom, wearing glasses that double as the room’s mirrors.

Apart from the animal art, a wall in the courtyard has also been painted a spectrum of colours.

Ms Sinclair is selling the house so she can move to Tasmania and spend more time volunteering for rescued wildlife.

A colourful mural is in the courtyard.

A formal lounge room is another feature.

Nelson Alexander Fitzroy agent Rick Daniel said blend of modern flair with the period features of the home had enticed buyers.

“The old stable at the rear was connected to the house to make one large dwelling about 10 years ago,” Mr Daniel said.

“The current owner wanted to install some personality in the property with the paintings, and also add some colour into the backyard.”

The old stables were converted into a living space.

The house also features a formal sitting room with an open fireplace, one-car garage and double glazing.

It’s set for auction on September 21 at 12.30pm.

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