Everyone loves a great transformation.
Baller Homes has showcased some downright baller pads. Melbourne produces a myriad of different styles when it comes to home facades and many of them may look completely different on the inside. Melburnians love a home that perceives one way from the street and the other from inside. It’s part of the Melburnian allure. Armadale is notoriously known for transformed homes. Like a fine wine, homes in Armadale age with grace. For 59 Union Street, Armadale this is no exception.
When determining what makes the Baller Homes editorial, we factor in the following. Size of the property, design aesthetics, price, transformation and position. If a property meets one of the above-mentioned criteria, we take a deeper look into the story of the home. A baller home must have some sort of ‘x-factor. As an independent publication, we aren’t influenced by market movement, other publications or even real estate choices. It simply must have something special to offer our baller audience.
To most, Armadale is one of the most sought after suburbs in Melbourne. One may ask why? Here’s the answer, Armadale is a neighbouring suburb of Prahran, Malvern and Toorak. Meaning one can live the inner South East lifestyle and not be positioned in the above suburbs. It’s surrounded by the best cafes and bars Melbourne has to offer while keeping a very ‘lovely suburb’ attitude.
59 Union Street, Armadale brought to you by Kay & Burton is the pinnacle example of a Melbourne transformation. A contemporary renovation by award-winning NTF Architects leaves nothing to the imagination. Attention to detail ensures this property sits at the premium end of residential real estate. The property is set on a north-facing block of land, approximately 800sqm, which isn’t common among these parts of Melbourne. The double-fronted period home features five oversized bedrooms, plus a study and multiple living zones. A wide entrance hall, high ceilings, elaborate fireplaces, and original Baltic pine floorboards lead to a carefully thought-out bespoke extension.
When it comes to kitchens this property delivers with a Sub Zero fridge/freezer with ice and water an extra-wide Gaggenau steam and pyrolytic oven, a Zip tap, backlit bar with a Sub Zero fridge, custom deep joinery with hidden utensils drawer all wrapped in Volakas marble.
The family laundry provides raised washing machine and dryer, a Dry Cleaning cabinet and an abundance of storage. An impressive component of this Armadale gem is the Home Automation, giving the prospective owners full control from anywhere in the world. With four cameras, keyless living, lighting, heating and cooling, a car turntable, irrigation, EV charging and energy tracking. It’s a mouthful, isn’t it? Imagine full control of the above listed? It’s a contemporary masterpiece finished with high-tech capability. It doesn’t stop here.
The property features a golf simulator and a pool. The architectural angles within the home allow for an abundance of natural light opening up the main entertaining area and kitchen. Tracked blinds are just another detail within this baller home that makes transitioning from light to dark as easy as pushing a button. If that isn’t enough remote access to skylights and plantation shutters place a finishing touch of modern design in all bedrooms.
The ground floor master suite is the epitome of amalgamation between the period detail and contemporary finishes. The king-sized bedroom with 4-metre ceilings, stain glass windows and original fireplace elevate the main bedroom experience. Combine the above features with a modern full-sized walk-in robe with custom-built joinery and you have yourself a wardrobe begging for your best style pieces.
A seamless flow of function has been created upstairs with the versatile rumpus/theatre offering pocket doors to smartly divide the space and tracked blinds to allow for complete darkness. The study is enhanced by the angled windows overlooking the front garden with a custom-built desk, rooftop garden and golf simulation.
The rear yard offers complete privacy being nestled between the 10-metre-high neighbouring trees and the Steel Frame Bifold doors entering the versatile living space, complemented by the wooden ceiling, natural light, heating, air conditioning, Italian BBQ, fridge, and wood-burning fireplace.
Further enhancing the juxtaposition between the modern and period, the mature landscaping with bluestone perhaps the greatest feature resides in the smaller detail and function being auto irrigation with rain sensors to ensure it is catered to at all times of the year. A property to behold, 59 Union Street, Armadale is a baller home filled with aesthetic quality and pragmatic design.