Timelessly captivating family home

01 About this property

Located in the desirable Mentone, ‘Austen Cottage’ is a charming Edwardian weatherboard that captures the hearts of people all over the world. Built circa. 1911, this beautifully restored home offers classic Melbourne elegance, character, sophistication, and absolute convenience in one delightful package.

Nestled behind easy-care gardens that boast two luscious mulberry trees and white picket fencing, the property is set back along a quiet service road. The restoration has retained the glorious period detail and charm while also integrating modern features seamlessly.

Upon entering the house, one is welcomed by soaring rose-centred ceilings, ornate fireplaces (two electric, one wood), double-hung, and double-glazed sash windows, period skirting/cornices, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, bespoke built-in shelving/library, LED lighting, plush carpets, and beautiful timber floors. The wraparound outdoor entertaining area is perfect for relaxing and enjoying a spa, and there’s carport/driveway parking plus side access from Johnston Street. The property also boasts CCTV security, video intercom, keyless entry, and a 15-panel/4.75 kW solar system.

The house comprises three spacious bedrooms with robes and two stunning, fully-tiled bathrooms. The master bedroom features an ensuite, while bedrooms one and two have feature fireplaces. The pristine family bathroom services the rest of the household with a bath and a shower.

The open living and dining area boasts a built-in library wall centred around an ambient wood fireplace, making it the perfect spot for relaxation and reflection. The quality stone bench kitchen is equipped with 900mm cooking appliances and a new Electrolux dishwasher, while two banks of double glass doors open to the side paved courtyard and rear decked entertaining area, which also features an outdoor spa.

In addition to its stunning features and beautiful restoration, Austen Cottage enjoys a prime location. Situated in the ‘Golden Triangle’ address, it’s within walking distance of the beach and great Bay Trail, Mentone Village’s cafes, restaurants, bars, shops, train station, and next door to the Mentone Centre. The area is home to some of Melbourne’s elite private schools, and the property is zoned for renowned Mentone Girls’ and Parkdale Secondary Colleges. It has the potential to generate rental income of $800-$850 per week.

02 Features
  • House
  • 3 bed
  • 2 bath
  • 1 Parking Spaces
  • Garage
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