October 3, 2022

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Behind the traditional facade of this Victorian home lies a sprawling modern renovation

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Behind the traditional facade of this Victorian home lies a sprawling modern renovation

Behind this ‘humble’ Victorian facade lies a VERY modern renovated hideaway blending old and new – complete with a saltwater pool, bedroom retreat and a sun-drenched internal courtyard

  • A traditional Victorian facade hides a sprawling modern renovation that perfectly blends the old and the new
  • The five-bedroom home in Sydney’s Bronte was named one of the 10 most popular on Instagram for 2020 
  • This is thanks to the fact that it blends the old big formal front rooms with a polished concrete industrial back
  • The home’s highlights include a solar-powered saltwater pool, master bedroom retreat and indoor courtyard 

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It may look like a traditional Australian facade, but behind the front door of this old Victorian home lies a sprawling modern renovation that perfectly blends the old and the new, and a back that features cutting-edge design and architecture.

The five-bedroom, three-bathroom family home at 16 Lugar Street in Sydney’s Bronte was named one of 10 most popular homes on Instagram in Australia in 2020 by Real Estate.

This is thanks to the fact that it blends the old big formal front rooms of the home perfectly with a polished concrete and more industrial feel at the back.

‘It was one of our most popular homes of this year because of the architectural mix,’ real estate agent Alexander Phillips told FEMAIL. 

It may look like a traditional Australian facade, but behind the front door of this old Victorian home lies a sprawling modern renovation (pictured from the front)

The home perfectly blends the old and the new, and includes a back that features cutting-edge design and architecture (pictured from the back)

The home perfectly blends the old and the new, and includes a back that features cutting-edge design and architecture (pictured from the back)

‘Quite often with a family, someone will want an older heritage style, while their partner or spouse might want something more new.

‘This is the best of both worlds, and we’ve always found that these sorts of houses are the ones that sell best. 

‘Plus, it’s situated on a level piece of land – which is desirable and hard to come by in a beachside suburb like Bronte.’ 

The five-bedroom, three-bathroom family home at 16 Lugar Street in Sydney's Bronte was named one of 10 most popular homes on Instagram in Australia in 2020 by Real Estate (kitchen area pictured)

The five-bedroom, three-bathroom family home at 16 Lugar Street in Sydney’s Bronte was named one of 10 most popular homes on Instagram in Australia in 2020 by Real Estate (kitchen area pictured)

This is thanks to the fact that it blends the old big formal front rooms of the home perfectly with a polished concrete and more industrial feel at the back (rear extension and garden pictured)

This is thanks to the fact that it blends the old big formal front rooms of the home perfectly with a polished concrete and more industrial feel at the back (rear extension and garden pictured)

A black-and-white colour scheme throughout the property lends it a modern feel, while it also has an indoor courtyard that is perfect for al fresco entertaining (courtyard and kitchen pictured)

A black-and-white colour scheme throughout the property lends it a modern feel, while it also has an indoor courtyard that is perfect for al fresco entertaining (courtyard and kitchen pictured)

Highlights of the home include the black-and-white colour scheme throughout the property, a solar-heated saltwater pool and a retreat in the master bedroom that leads to its own balcony.

Originally built in the early 1890s, the house retains much of its period charm in its central hallway and soaring ceilings.

However, from the back, the home has had a thoroughly modern renovation, with its open plan rear, sunny landscaped garden and internal courtyard for outdoor dining. 

The home also has five large bedrooms, three of which are on the upper level, as well as three stone-finished bathrooms. 

The master bedroom leads to its own small balcony (pictured), and there are four other spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms

The master bedroom leads to its own small balcony (pictured), and there are four other spacious bedrooms and three bathrooms

'The architecture, the style, the layout – it ticked most boxes with families, and obviously being in Bronte and so close to the beach was a drawcard,' real estate agent Alexander said of the home (pictured)

‘The architecture, the style, the layout – it ticked most boxes with families, and obviously being in Bronte and so close to the beach was a drawcard,’ real estate agent Alexander said of the home (pictured) 

Originally built in the early 1890s, the house retains much of its period charm in its central hallway and soaring ceilings (hallway pictured)

Originally built in the early 1890s, the house retains much of its period charm in its central hallway and soaring ceilings (hallway pictured)

The home sold in February for an eye-watering $5.07 million (one of the bathrooms pictured)

The home sold in February for an eye-watering $5.07 million (one of the bathrooms pictured)

The kitchen is ideally suited for entertaining, with its adjoining butler’s pantry, concrete island and stone benchtops.

‘The architecture, the style, the layout – it ticked most boxes with families, and obviously being in Bronte and so close to the beach was a drawcard,’ Alexander said.

‘The first open had 78 groups, which is probably the busiest open house we’ve had all year. And 147 groups looked at it during the two-and-half week campaign.’

The home sold in February for an eye-watering $5.07 million.  

For more information about the listing, please click here

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