25 Palmer St, Portland
Assets Real Estate Portland
Phone: 5522 3333
SET on a 950m2 allotment one block from Portland's central business district, this beautifully restored and extended four-bedroom home is an excellent example of a well-executed heritage renovation that incorporates all the charm of its period features tastefully blended with modern conveniences to create a wonderful family home.
Fully renovated from the ground up, the house has concrete stumps and lots of energy efficient features including a 1.5kW solar panel system, double glazed windows in the extension, ducted gas heating, a large reverse-cycle air conditioning unit, and a filtered 3000 litre slim-line rainwater tank plumbed to the kitchen.
Built in 1911, Sefton features 12-foot high pressed tin ceilings and cornices, deep timber skirtings, ornate timber and brass door furniture and a wide bull-nosed front veranda opening into the elegant front hallway. The front door features the original leadlight window, with coloured glass transom windows, a crystal chandelier and striking ornate timber fretwork. The front half of the house consists of three spacious queen-size bedrooms each with an open fireplace, and built-in robe. The hallway opens into a living area, which contains a gas heater set in the original fireplace, and a south facing leadlight window. These rooms all have quality wool carpets and are finished in very pale neutral colours.
The family bathroom is sleek and modern yet blends beautifully with the period part of the house. It has Italian porcelain floor tiles, a frameless shower, claw-foot bath, a toilet and a bespoke wall-hung vanity unit with a smooth easy-clean top.
The master bedroom is also spacious and contains a wall of built-in robes, west -facing windows and an ensuite with shower, toilet and modern wall-hung vanity unit. Exposed timber beams in the bedroom and ensuite add a charming period feel to the rooms, and there is plenty of storage with a large linen cupboard tucked behind the master bedroom door.