East Melbourne home hits market after dramatic tranformation from drab to fab

East Melbourne home hits market after dramatic tranformation from drab to fab

An “intense” two-year renovation has totally transformed this East Melbourne house, adding a stylish interior, top notch technology and a “spaceship”-like spa.

Caine managing director Paul Caine said barring the restored period facade, the Victorian at 24 Darling St had been thoroughly modernised by its vendors so you could “control every bell and whistle from your phone or iPad”.

It had also been extended to offer 320sq m of internal space over two levels.

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“Looking at it from the street, you’d think it’s a quaint cottage,” Mr Caine said.

“Everyone who opens up the front door goes, ‘oh wow’.”

The property last sold as a “blank canvas” in 2013 for $1.38 million, according to CoreLogic records.

It now has a $3.85-$4.2 million price guide for its planned March 23 auction.

A 750-bottle wine cellar, four downstairs bedrooms including two with ensuites and walk-in wardrobes, and an open-plan living and dining area that takes up the entire top floor are features.

The latter contains a Gaggenau and Liebherr kitchen, gas fireplace and study nook.

There’s also a balcony with a barbecue kitchen and views over Darling Square park, and lush courtyard with a jacuzzi.

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