744 Canterbury Rd , Surrey Hills VIC, VIC 3127

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Goodwood: grand living in a garden haven (entrance in Pembroke St)

Goodwood is an English Tudor style house hidden in a large cottage garden. It is a gardener's delight with flower beds and lawns, winding paths and private walkways. There is a mix of mature deciduous and natives trees including English elms, bay laurel, spruce, eucalypts, cape chestnuts, golden ash, mongolian pear, aged palms and more. There are fruit trees, camelias, roses and a variety of coloured salvias as well as wysteria and jasmine climbers with paved sitting areas among the hydrangeas and other blooms. The present owners designed for variety with open spaces and hide aways to take advantage of the extensive 1651 sq metre block. The garden has a distinctive character in each season and is a burst of colour in autumn; it also attracts a variety of birds.. Entering through the original wrought iron gates (now electric) from Pembroke St, the drive flanked by a giant elm and ancient palm winds past acanthus plants to the carport and paths.
Designed by the prominent architect Arthur Peck after a visit to England the Tudor style house includes finely crafted details inspired by the Arts and Crafts movement and still retains original timber doors, beams, balustrades, panelling and other features. Completed in 1920, the spacious interior offers 5 bedrooms (the possibility of creating a 6th), 3 bathrooms, study overlooking the garden, library, updated kitchen and massive billiard room; the large entrance hall, lounge and dining room linked by double glass doors create an extensive open plan living area. An abundance of period detail including lead lights, box seats, open fire places with original tiles and grates, timber lined entrance, high decorative ceilings (4metres) and more. Ducted heating/cooling and security system are modern comforts that add to this unique residence. There is also access to 5G internet.
Goodwood preserves the strength and solidity of classic architecture along with a poetic sense of decoration. It is a large triple-brick house with a prominent attic storey, enclosed by a terracotta tiled gabled roof with a roughcast rendered chimney. The gable ends are clad with stained shingles at the apex, with half-timbering and roughcast below. There is a row of timber framed windows at the first floor level, and dormer windows along the slope of the roof. The ground level walls are red brick, painted white, to sill height, then roughcast rendered above. The large enclosed porches at the front corner and the back of the house have round arches onto the garden. There is also a curved bay window along each of the two street elevations. The upper attic story has a vast space which could be further developed.
Significantly setback from the roads, every window looks out on a picturesque garden setting. This property offers grand living in a beautiful and serene garden location. Additionally the land facing Canterbury Rd has potential to be subdivided while keeping the heritage house (STCA).

  • General Features
    Bedrooms: 5
    Bathrooms: 3
    Land Size: 1651 Square meters (approx)

Garage spaces: 3

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