Heritage streets and city convenience

Hawthorn is just east of the city and is the perfect blend of leafy green suburb and city convenience. Right next to Richmond and a stone throw away from Camberwell, it is close to excellent shopping and cafes.

On Burwood Road, you’ll find students flocking to Swinburne University. This is one of the older suburbs where you will find prestigious mansions. Hawthorn has its fair share of Victorian-era single-fronted cottages.  As well, there are flats and apartments, which sprung up between the world wars and again in the 1970s.

Transport:

Hawthorn is serviced by trams, trains and buses.

Property:

To buy into Hawthorn the median property price is $2,000, 000 and to rent it is $699 per week (March 2019 data Hometrack and realestate.com.au)

Demographics: 23,000 aged 23-39 years (majority)

The profile of the residents includes:

  1. Families from more than one generation living under the one roof
  2. Mature aged folk
  3. University students

Schools:

  1. Swinburne Senior Secondary School
  2. Swinburne University
  3. Scotch College
  4. Strathcona Secondary College
  5. St Josephs Secondary College

Cafes:

  1. Crabapple Kitchen
  2. Flinders Keep Cafe
  3. Hannon Cafe
  4. Liar Liar
  5. and coffee lovers flocking to Axil Roasters

Locals Love:

  1. Lino Cinema, Hawthorn
  2. Camberwell Junction has something to offer, from hidden coffee roasters to the charismatic Art Deco Rivoli Cinema.
  3. Sundays bring the bargain hunters to the iconic Camberwell Market in search of vintage clothes, kooky lamps and all manner of esoteric treasure.
  4. Anniversary trail along Fordham Avenue
  5. Parks – Fairfield, Fordham gardens, Highfield, Lynden, Willison, Wattlepark

 

 

Hawthorn renovation and extension

Hawthorn, VIC

Our land space was ideal for development and we loved the area. We had looked at moving, but weighed up the cost and it made more sense to invest money in our existing house and get exactly what we wanted. We liked the idea that Sherbrooke was a one-stop shop offering architect design, construction and complete project management services. During the building phase Sherbooke’s supervisor kept us informed at every stage of the project about what was happening next. We are extremely happy with the end result and would recommend Sherbrooke to family and friends.

Michelle Downing

Period features and modern design in Surrey Hills

Surrey Hills, VIC

We had lived in the original house for 16 years, loved the area but needed more bedrooms and more open living space. Our draftsman put us on to Sherbrooke and we were impressed by the quality of their work. When the renovation of our old home commenced and problems with the frame were discovered Sherbrooke were really helpful, developing our plans for a new home quickly. Once the renovation was under way our Project Supervisor was great and all of the tradesmen were very professional and always friendly. We would recommend Sherbrooke to family and friends.

Leonie Hickie

Our clients, who work from their Hawthorn home, wanted a striking contemporary building with an integrated office.

Their block had an eight-metre variance in levels, falling from rear to the front – a challenge, but one which helped create a home with a real ‘wow’ factor.

In practical terms, they needed four bedrooms, two with ensuites and the master with an extensive walk-in robe. They also wanted a third bathroom to service the living areas, which include a generous rumpus room and formal entertaining area.

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Our clients knew they were taking on a large scale renovation of their grand Victorian Canterbury home and entrusted Sherbrooke to do the job. The project entailed substantial demolition of part of the house, rebuilding to match the original and renovation of all the remaining rooms.

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