25 Junction Road Blackburn North

Alta Mira, meaning “place with a beautiful view” in Spanish, is an exceptional circa 1895 Victorian manor. Exhibiting high-quality renovations, an extension and meticulous period restorations, this home displays a fusion of character with the finest quality modern inclusions, maintaining its Heritage overlay. Rumoured to have originally been the worker’s cottages of Slater’s Farm, the spacious, single-storey floorplan boasts 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms enhanced by 2 living areas. The manor is adorned with the period features of high ornate ceilings and skirting boards, fretwork and corbels, elaborate cornices, ceiling roses, picture rails, leadlight and sash windows, Baltic Pine floors, exposed brickwork and open fireplaces. The formal lounge and dining room is a sophisticated retreat with an open fireplace, original brass Red Rattler train light fixtures and external access via French doors. An air-conditioned family room with pressed metal ceilings spills out to a merbau deck, ideal for effortless indoor/outdoor entertaining. The renovated kitchen is a design and lifestyle highlight, boasting granite benchtops, a traditional Falcon gas/electric cooker and an integrated Miele dishwasher, adjacent to a walk-in pantry. 4 large bedrooms are serviced by 2 bathrooms: The graceful, period-influenced main bathroom boasts a cast-iron clawfoot bath and separate shower, adjoining a 3rd toilet and well-appointed laundry. The opulent master bedroom with built-in wardrobes enjoys an exquisite refurbished ensuite with classic fixtures including twin shower heads and a marble-topped timber vanity. Landscaped cottage gardens fill the north-facing backyard, framing an entertainer’s deck with a built-in spa and traditional brick paving. Further inclusions: gas ducted heating and evaporative air-conditioning, solar electricity, 3 water tanks, garden shed and a double garage with a remote door and workshop area. In an idyllic location, walk to a bus stop and Slater Reserve, Whitehorse and St Phillips primary schools, with easy access to Blackburn High and Old Orchard Primary Schools, Blackburn North Shopping Centre and freeway access. Land: 1003 sq. metres approx