“double brick, big blocks, and plenty of playgrounds and parks”

With its rolling leafy streets, family-friendly parks and strip shopping, Glen Iris is the perfect setting for a growing family.  With large period homes and several pockets to explore on its major thoroughfares of Malvern Road, High Street, Burke Road and beyond, Glen Iris is an undulating suburb with relative proximity to the city. Its biggest claim to fame came in the 1990s when it was revealed as Melbourne’s geographic and demographic centre. Wedged between Camberwell and Malvern, it is within easy reach of schools, Chadstone, the Harold Holt Swim Centre and the Gardiners Creek bike and walking trails.

Median house price is $1778,000 and rental at $705 per week as at March 28th 2019.

Demographics

You’ll find primarily older and middle-aged people living in Glen Iris, either as couples or with growing children, but younger people enjoy the area too. The population is just shy of 25,000.

Transport

Glen Iris has great transport options with a couple of train stations, several tram and bus routes and easy access to Monash freeway entries.

Schools

Korowa Girls School

Sacre Coeur

Glen Iris Primary

Places of Interest

Harold Holt Pool

Summerhill Park

Ferndale Park

Glen Iris Wetlands

Mr Pilgram Cafe

Mr Foxx Cafe

Our Kitchen Table

 

 

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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