116 Arthur Street, Eltham


Sold for $1,221,500








791 Sqm

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Expressions of Interest - Offers closing Tuesday 15th December at 5pm (Unless sold prior)

Few homes evoke the spirit of Eltham like this one. Crafted from the ground up to fit perfectly within its landscape, this thought provoking, wonderfully original residence is supremely functional while delivering an environmental footprint that is years ahead of its time. Creative, artful spaces make for inspired family living. Handcrafted mudbricks combine with reclaimed timbers wrapping around a spectacular double height internal courtyard that provides an unrivalled ambience.

Thoroughly modern, high quality fixtures and fittings are evident throughout – the timber kitchen boasts a Bosch double oven/microwave combination – there’s gas ducted heating, split system air conditioner, ducted vacuum and monitored security to provide comfort and peace of mind, while an abundance of heritage features showcase some great Australian history. Timbers from as far afield as Queensland combine with sleepers and beams from railway bridges in Geelong, a feature mill wheel from a Gippsland foundry, timbers from the Flemington sale yards, even elements from the old Pentridge prison ensure that the stories associated with this home are vast and varied. The thermal properties of the mudbrick construction is evident upon entry, while a natural air conditioning system is achieved with an internal fernery garden and a sprinkler system driven by harvested roof top water. The living areas impart a sense of warmth, while each bedroom has its own individual personality. The master is blessed with a private deck and rose garden, one of the family bedrooms has its own internal balcony, while others can access the wide rear verandah that overlooks the beautiful rear garden and sparkling inground pool and waterfall. The family bathroom has a wonderful claw foot bath and timber vanity, and there’s a mix of polished Baltic pine floors and luxurious wool carpets, stunning window furnishings and beautiful light fittings.

This incredible home delivers elements that are normally mutually exclusive. Built by master craftsmen to exacting standards, it embodies the best of environmental principles, intelligent design and artful décor while giving a respectful nod to our history. Fastidiously maintained and beautifully presented, this is an exceptional home perfect for an exceptional family.