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For the first time in half-a-century we open the doors to a wondrous and original ‘Streamline Moderne’ family home from the Art Deco era. Rich in history and an eternal icon in Brunswick East, when you step inside this home it’s as though you have transported through time. Walking through, it feels like a privilege to discover the untouched heritage beauty which unfolds in each room. In my 30+ years of real-estate I’m humbled to have sold some profoundly unique properties. Yet as I stood alongside three generations who’ve called it home for 49 years and listened as they reminisced on their happy memories, tears running down their faces, still wishing they didn’t have to let it go- I knew that this very special home was destined to make another family so very happy once again. 83 Brunswick Road truly is, a once-in-a-life opportunity to buy a home that put simply, is eminent beyond comparison. A home that deserves its story to be told, but to do so we must go back 82 years…
Managing Director Raine & Horne, Brunswick
It was 1940, Eli & Rachel Krew had a vision to create their dream modernist home. A place with enduring authenticity and guided by an era in architecture that influenced countless decades and still remains one of the most inspiring periods of design history – Art Deco/Streamline Moderne. (See Image 4 for the original 1939 Architects Artist Impression of this home) Their goal: To build a proud family home that would stand the test of time and remain in the family for many years to come – and that it did. For 4 generations this home stayed within the Krew family, until it was sold to the Dell’Aera’s, a loving Italian family in 1974.
The Italian saying, ‘La Dolce Vita’ meaning ‘The Sweet Life’ perfectly encapsulates the fond memories the Dell’Aera’s shared with us. Here’s a glimpse into what living here looked like:
Our home was always lively and full. Our Italian heritage with its emphasis on being the ultimate host, meant impromptu visits from family and friends were warmly welcomed. The familiar aroma of espresso coffee would fill the air and handmade cannoli sweets would be shared by all.
Summertime was joyous. Christmas roasts, playing records, hosting countless parties with friends and extended relatives. Cooking pizza’s in the family-built wood-fire oven (still remains today) while the kids would play in the back-garden, climbing the huge old apricot tree, eating the most delicious apricots each season. “I had the best childhood there.”
The ardent garden was a serene oasis that made you forget you lived in an inner-city street…but just beyond our front door was an unrivalled epicurean locale. Weekends invited us to discover the sights and tastes of Lygon, Nicholson, Brunswick and Smith Street – “Let’s not worry about cooking tonight, let’s walk to Lygon Street for dinner.”
Beyond its captivating façade showcasing the signature curves, period glamour and ‘Streamline Moderne’ character derivative of Art Deco architecture, this 3-bedroom + study solid-brick family home is set on a mammoth 596m2 allotment in the heart of Brunswick East.
As you walk up the rounded steps and through stunning etched glass double-front doors, you’ll discover a wide entrance hallway. To your right, three light filled expansive bedrooms with rich period details and soaring 3-metre high ceilings. The central bathroom takes influence from Art Deco style seen in Miami with bold colour gestures dominating. An exciting display of blush pink tiles, Italian terrazzo flooring, elaborate silver tap fixtures and a bath, separate shower + bidet.
To your left, the formal lounge. A statement elegant curved wall, original iron casement windows, solid hardwood flooring, soaring ceilings, ornate ceiling roses and friezes. The piece de resistance: An opulent gilded brass heater and mantelpiece featuring cream and brown marbled tiling in glamourous geometric shapes – all creating an indelible first impression.
As you flow on through, you’ll arrive at the expansive formal dining room and beyond that into a separate retro kitchen, meals and living – a sun filled spectacle with ochre injections of colour. In the centre of this space an expressive archway.
From the casual lounge a sight for sore eyes reveals itself. Three wooden archways perfectly frame the lush green, landscaped garden and alfresco. It was always important for there to be a seamless connection between inside and the serene, leafy outdoors.
Additional Features to Note:
• Large lock-up garage positioned adjacent lane-way for easy 1 car access
• Separate workshop (outside)
• Separate shed (outside)
• HUGE landscaped back garden
• Sumptuous chandelier lighting through-out
• Ducted heating through-out
• Plenty of storage through-out home
• Gas stovetop and vintage style raised oven
• Etched glass doors & ornate ceilings through-out
• Powder room
• Separate laundry and second toilet
• Sunroom with retro statement tile detailing leading out to garden
• Designated home office space
• Wood-fire pizza oven
• Paved tiles outdoors
• Incredibly quiet inside
For all its wow-factor, this home is, in fact understated and elegant with scope for further contemporary expression. A home where a family can grow, feel expansive, creative and soothed.
A lifetime investment of unrivalled quality for the discerning buyer, a home that will leave an everlasting impression on you. Pure suburban serenity meets unsurpassed inner-city convenience. Welcome home.
A final word from Mario: “Buying a home is like all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it. As questions arise, know I’m available anytime on 0411 750 111. I look forward to taking you through.”
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|R&H Suburb Summary||Houses|
|Number of sales||81|
|Median Rental Price||$680 p.w.|
|Change in Rental Rate (5yr)||20 %|
|R&H Suburb Summary||Units|
|Number of sales||222|
|Median Rental Price||$480 p.w.|
|Change in Rental Rate (5yr)||13 %|