Leafy green oasis - family friendly with room to move

 

Malvern is an established suburb of Melbourne.  Tree lined streets magnificent period homes, and new apartments make up the stylish suburb. Malvern is located less than 10kms south-east of the city, situated just next to Armadale and Caulfield. There are plenty of schools, a great swim centre, a local shopping strip, excellent transport and the newly up-dated Malvern Central shopping centre.

Transport:

Transport is excellent in Malvern, including Malvern Train Station and three tram routes (and a tram depot adding atmosphere to the middle of Glenferrie Road). Schools, both public and private, are relatively plentiful for this family-friendly area.

Property:

As of February 2019, the median house price is $2,320,000, Rent $825 PW. (Source: Hometrack Australia and Real Estate.com.au – February 2019)

Demographics:

Older Couples & Families make up the largest percentage of people living in Malvern followed by Established Couples & Families and Independent Youth. Malvern’s spacious, older-style homes and plentiful green spaces make it a popular area for people raising families, but its relative proximity to the city, its picturesque streets and cafe lifestyle also makes it a popular choice for young singles, too.

 

Schools:

  • Lauriston Girls School
  • De La Salle College
  • St Josephs
  • Malvern Central
  • Malvern Primary

Cafes:

  • The Pour Kids
  • Eden Espresso
  • Master of None

Locals Love:

  • Glenferrie Road for shops and cafes
  • Harold Holt Swimming Pool
  • Central Park
  • Malvern Central Shopping Centre

 

 

 

Having lived in their fabulously located Californian bungalow style home for 14 years with only minor renovations, the family needed a more modern functional home with better living spaces. That said, the Malvern East house needed to be updated with sensitivity to retain its original character while making it modern and more open plan at the same time. The land space was ideal for a home extension, and after looking at the cost of moving, it made more sense to invest money into their existing house and getting exactly what they wanted in an area that they loved.

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The owners of this Glen Iris home lived in their 1910 Edwardian weatherboard for seven years before the needs of a growing family made a home renovation a matter of urgency. With only a 1990s part renovation at the rear and a traditional layout of enclosed rooms, the home was becoming increasingly less practical for a family with young children. Armed with a folder of inspiration – dream clippings of rooms, designs and finishes, the owners approached Sherbrooke Design and Construction to extend their family home.

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