19 Nilpinna Street goes by the name ‘Ivymeade,’ and lives up to all the rich, lush imagery the name calls to mind.
The frontage of the home makes this immediately clear – flourishing botanic-like gardens surround the grand, multi-levelled building, forming a charming first impression which the rest of ‘Ivymeade’ ably lives up to.
Immediately upon entry, a prospective owner will be struck by the grandeur and flexibility of the interior space.
Across the two levels are a dozen rooms, which can be reconfigured for any number of living arrangements.
What’s more, at no stage of a reconfiguration would the charm of the house be lost – ornate cornicing frames rooms in which chandeliers hang from the high ceilings above original tiled floors, ensuring visual splendour even if each room were bereft of furnishings.
The rooms are decidedly not bereft at the moment, however. Currently, they are arranged to include six bedrooms, two bathrooms, three living spaces, and a grand provincial-style kitchen.
Each of these is bedecked with the expected luxurious touches – underfloor heating in the main bathroom, combustion fire place in the living area, granite bench tops in the kitchen, to name a few.
The exterior is as functional as it is visually impressive.
The aforementioned greenery consists of easily maintained gardens, lawns and hedges, all in a state of manicured perfection, as well as numerous towering, mature trees. The age of this property has ensured natural spectacles which match the manmade.
In addition, a solar-heated pool, house-hugging verandah and detached cottage provide all manner of entertainment, relaxation, or even accommodation opportunities. A large section of as yet untapped space allows for numerous possible additions – extension, outdoor entertainment area, even a tennis court.
Just as important as the individual spaces of Ivymeade is the manner in which they are connected. A grand staircase links interior rooms, while period sash doors guard the outside.
Despite its proximity to the CBD, the property’s connection to the outside world ensures uncompromised privacy – the long, tree-lined driveway which stretches to the street allows for a peaceful sense of separation.
‘Ivymeade’ spans 5 000 square metres, and could scarcely be contained by a smaller space. The home’s enjoyability is in parity with its scale, and it will make a sensational place of residence for someone.
The price of the this property can be obtained by contacting agent Sally Cameron of Toop & Toop Real Estate.
Images and floor plan can be viewed here.