168 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy, VIC 3065 | Jellis Craig

168 Nicholson Street, Fitzroy

Secluded city-edge symphony of history, art, design & space

A city-edge landmark steeped in history, art and design, this grand balcony terrace is a magnificent composition of period and modern styles near Brunswick St and Carlton Gardens. Designed by architect/engineer John Harry Grainger, father of internationally-acclaimed pianist Percy Grainger and designer of Melbourne’s Princes Bridge, ‘Jeans Ville’ c1900 – or ‘The Grainger’ as its oft-known – was the former home of eminent Art Historian Bernard Smith and offers a rare opportunity to be a proud custodian and create another memorable chapter in an iconic story. Beyond a beautiful heritage profile, this secluded and substantial residence showcases tall, elegant ceilings and local artisan accents throughout an extensive, 2-level layout that’s perfectly flexible with 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a study. Off an inviting entrance hall is a large living room or 5th bedroom before a sitting room, bathroom, updated kitchen with stainless-steel range cooker and a dining room with double-glazed doors to a vine-encased entertainment courtyard (ROW). Upstairs accommodation comprises the 4 bedrooms (front with balcony city views), separate study area and 2 bathrooms including a stunning main with freestanding bath plus a laundry area. Also offers split-system heating/cooling, open fireplaces, polished floorboards, keyless entry and designer lighting. An unparalleled inner-Melbourne opening with a celebrated past and exciting future just a short stroll to the Carlton Gardens, Brunswick and Lygon Streets, Melbourne University and the CBD. Local schools include Academy of Mary Immaculate 0.36km, Carlton Gardens Primary School 0.49km, Fitzroy Primary School 0.62km and Fitzroy High School 2.13km. Recently returning $200,000 a year as an Air BNB. Eligible for 2 parking permits.

Land size: 171 Square Metres approx.


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