From the Edwardian facade to the considerate interiors, there’s loads to like concerning the Fitzroy North household house of Dan Gayfer, Leah Hyland and their two youngsters, Clementine (8) and Goldie (4).
The couple got here throughout it in 2009 after unsuccessfully bidding on a couple of properties in Richmond and determined to strive their luck in Fitzroy North – an space that was ‘unknown’ to them on the time. It didn’t take lengthy for them to seek out the common-or-garden Edwardian at 58 Holden Avenue which they bought as their first house earlier than later renovating it in 2015.
‘As Dan has his personal design studio, Dan Gayfer Design, he designed the home himself together with all architectural, inside and exterior components,’ Leah says. And aside from the entrance two rooms of the unique brick residence, the remainder of the three-bedroom home was all re-built as new!
This allowed Dan to profit from the block’s 154sq m footprint, creating built-in timber furnishings and benches all through. The bottom ground encompasses a playful, blue-tiled toilet, alongside a brand new open-plan eating, kitchen and dwelling space, with glass doorways that open to a central courtyard.
Upstairs, you’ll discover the principle bed room and a pastel pink ensuite, along with second dwelling area and rooftop terrace – two components the household is very unhappy to say goodbye to as they listing their house of 14 years.
‘The skylights overhead and glazing to the north ensures that the retreat is consistently drowned in pure mild,’ Dan provides. ‘Throughout the hotter months, particularly later within the afternoon, we spend lots of time lounging on the rooftop terrace having a wine or beer and chat.’
‘It’s really fairly surreal as you’re actually surrounded by adjoining rooftops and tree canopies which surprisingly present full privateness. A bar fridge built-in into the tiled planter on the terrace is the icing on the cake so to talk!’
The household say the situation has been one other spotlight of dwelling within the house. Being inside strolling distance to each Fitzroy North Village, Lygon Avenue in Brunswick East has given them entry to among the inner-city’s greatest playgrounds, parks, eating places, bars and ice cream outlets.
Dan’s now gearing up for the ‘problem’ of designing a brand new household house for the subsequent stage of their lives. However protected to say whoever buys their present abode can be one fortunate proprietor!
58 Holden Avenue, Fitzroy North is listed on the market with Charlie Barham from Nelson Alexander Carlton North and will go to public sale on Saturday April 15 at 10:30am.