Carlton, VIC, Australia

Brilliantly located large 3/4 BR period home in Carlton.

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The REALLY good things are...
  • Surrounded by cafes, theatres and parks
  • Walk to the CBD and Yarra riverside.
  • Short tram trip to sporting venues and botanic gardens

About our Home

Comfortable spacious and light-filled Victorian balcony terrace. Once inside you are a world away from the inner city buzz; we have happily lived here for over a decade. Unrenovated but more shabby chic than run-down. Full of period charm with high ceilings, ornate features and working marble fireplaces. Lovely central staircase connects the several levels. Two living areas - formal front section with bookcases, stereo and large Foxtel connected TV; back informal area with computer terminal and comfy couch. Wireless internet. Kitchen has Miele washing machine and dishwasher. Six burner Ilve stove with large oven for the Masterchef in you. Parents bedroom is on its own landing with separate dressing/wardrobe area and bathroom so affords privacy. Garden oasis with citrus and fruit trees is delightful on sunny days.

Our Neighborhood
Carlton is the Italian heart of Melbourne (yummy cakes and gelatis 100 metres up the street and great pizzas on the corner.) but also a hub of arty intellectual happenings (independent theatres, bands and galleries). Multiracial and multicultural vibe abounds with excellent eateries. Melbourne uni (free public lectures) and Carlton Gardens (Melbourne Museum and the Exhibition Building (home of Australia's first parliament)) are both five minutes walk away. Tennis courts and fitness centre close by as well as open air swimming pool. Victoria Market, the largest in the southern hemisphere is great for fruit, veg, meat, seafood etc. etc. and only twenty minutes by bike. Half hour tram to MCG, Tennis Centre and the bay beaches; an hour's drive to ocean surf, wineries and the bush. Lots of outdoor festivities in summer months to keep you busy if you haven't had enough. A great base for exploring all that Melbourne and its environs has to offer.

Places of interest and things to do

  • Award winning restaurants
  • Boutique shops - clothing, delis, wines etc
  • Independent local theatres and cinema
  • Excellent bookshops
  • Great pasticceria and coffee shops
  • Carlton Gardens and Melbourne Museum
  • MCG and Tennis Centre
  • Cycling routes


  • Garden
  • Wifi
  • Cable TV

About us

We are a family of four (daughter age 20 at uni and son age 13). I am a forensic psychiatrist and my wife is a writer. I have family in the UK and we would like to spend Xmas closer to them. We have a terrier and a cat that we would like to have stay home but can move out if required.

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