‘CHEWTON’ c1893

Welcome to ‘Chewton’ – an extraordinary, large family home situated on a pretty, tree-lined street. This home offers family flexibility on a scale rarely seen.

Many of the other grand homes which surround Chewton are of historical significance as it was in this pocket of Yarraville that the managers of the cotton and sugar mills resided and this is evident in their grandeur.


Extended to accommodate a modern family lifestyle, this incredible five-bedroom, three-bathroom, 3 living area and 2 study space Victorian home allows families of all kinds to live, study, work and play in style, while being among one of the most vibrant communities in Melbourne.

This is the property the kids and their kids will always think of as ‘home’.

Façade and Front Garden

The façade of ‘CHEWTON’ fits perfectly into the extraordinarily pretty streetscape of a heritage pocket with historical significance. Homes that originally belonged to the managers of the inner west’s cotton and sugar mills retain their Victorian era beauty amidst wide, tree-lined streets of exceptional period integrity.

This superb family home built in around 1893, renovated so that modern needs are met with impressive style and obvious success, is on the corner of Fairlie and Berry Streets in Yarraville. Behind the nature strip’s stunning tree, with a rope and steps for the kids to climb, a classic timber picket fence introduces the professionally landscaped front garden.


The period authenticity is beautifully illustrated by an original double fronted façade featuring iron lace work, a bullnose verandah, hand painted leadlight and large Victorian sash windows. Enter into a grand central hall which includes classical arches, ceiling roses and dado details.

Formal Lounge/Sitting Room

The originality of the hall is matched by a beautifully preserved period sitting room that feels friendly rather than strictly formal. The 14ft ceiling is adorned with decorative plaster cornices and a magnificent ceiling rose with a grand feature brass light fitting. There is an elaborate,  working fireplace that’s perfect for enjoying during cooler evenings and the winter months surrounded by shelves and cupboards to house your favourite books, collectibles and games.


The presence of five bedrooms arranged over the upstairs and downstairs levels means this home offers great family flexibility. Three downstairs bedrooms each feature ceiling fans and built-in cabinetry and cupboards while built-in robes provide ample storage. The size and the style of the bedrooms ensures each family member has a zone of the home they can call their own; yet these spaces are individual without being isolating – it’s a family format that functions perfectly.

Family and Third Bathrooms

Both of these family friendly bathrooms feature frameless showers, chrome fixtures, huge dual shower heads and pistachio marble topped vanities. The family bathroom’s free-standing bath and heated towel rail are ideal additional touches that reflect the success with which CHEWTON has kept pace with times.


An open-plan area that performs its role to perfection, equipped with a c2020 granite island bench and features a Franke stainless steel sink which not only comes with a water filter but also its own removable accessories including a drainer, rinsing shelf and drawer for rinsing vegetables plus two tailor made chopping boards. Soft closing cabinetry, a Falcon Toledo 1100mm gas stove top and dual ovens, twin motor exhaust and a Westinghouse dishwasher confirm the excellence of the kitchen.

Living and Dining

Luxuriously large and immediately inviting spaces that can accommodate friends and family with ease, featuring a Bose Lifestyle Sound System with 8 speaker surround sound + subwoofer that will get any party started. Polished floors and seamless flow to the decks and garden bring a sense of the outdoors in and take the indoors out in style.

Retreat/Upstairs Living

Upon entering the second floor you’ll find the upstairs retreat which is filled with light during the day from its four sash windows. Carpeted to reduce noise downstairs, this room has a built in TV Unit and features hardwired internet connectivity – a great space for anyone to enjoy in complete comfort.

Master Suite> Master Bedroom, Ensuite and Walk in Robe

A huge upstairs master bedroom boasts double doors onto an east facing verandah with brilliant city views that ensure a striking start to every day. A massive walk-in robe with 6 hanging spaces plus shelving and an ensuite with a frameless double shower, pistachio marble double vanity, chrome fixtures, heated towel rail and soft close toilet deliver comfort with luxury and quality.

Home Offices

Two home offices, one on each level, are ideally suited to an era in which working from home has become an integral element of life. These spaces are equally ideal as homework zones for the kids, a music room, sewing room or any other potential uses you could see fit.


A large modern laundry that incorporates a huge amount of storage space with its 1 metre deep linen cupboard plus broom and ironing board cupboard. The light filled laundry also has an under-floor vent which makes the addition of a drying cupboard a simple matter.

Outdoor Backdrop

Overlooked by the picturesque two story section of the home, the rear garden’s appeal is enhanced by generous decking that offers two separate seating and entertaining areas. Trifold doors with retractable flywire open the inside living to outside entertaining for great times spent with friends and family. Fairy lights and spotlights illuminate the backdrop that also includes an edible garden and a double garage accessed from the property’s second frontage to Berry Street. A built-in workbench, cupboards and plenty of hooks for hanging tools and garden equipment adds to the practicality and personality of the proportions.  

 As well as its period appeal and natural beauty, the setting is also right near railway stations for CBD and school access or Williamstown beach and gets the joy of both Yarraville and Seddon villages. The unobstructed city views and easy walking distance to Yarraville Gardens, the Hyde Street tennis courts, many other sporting clubs and primary schools add to the attraction of this address.

Details and inclusions:

  • Flexible floorplan caters for any combination of family requirements imaginable
  • Five huge bedrooms – three downstairs and two upstairs
  • Master suite with ensuite bathroom, massive walk in robe and with city views from its own balcony
  • Three bathrooms, including a large family bathroom downstairs
  • Three living areas offer plenty of scope for a movie room, rumpus room or dedicated parents retreat
  • Potential for two dedicated studies giving excellent working from home options that are separate to any of the living areas allowing work and home life to be separated
  • Period features include: original double-fronted façade with iron lace, bullnose verandah, leadlight and large Victorian sash windows, 14 foot ceilings, ceiling roses, hallway arches, hall dado detail, cornicing and architraves plus four open fireplaces 
  • Enormous kitchen capable of catering for the largest of families with a granite island benchtop, Falcon Toledo 1100mm Gas Stove top & Dual Electric Oven (x1 Fan forced / x1 Convection), Franke stainless steel sink and plentiful storage 
  • Dedicated dining space with scope to house a dining table large enough to seat 12 guests 
  • Motorised blinds on north facing windows in living/dining and doors leading onto entertaining deck
  • Ducted gas heating and evaporative cooling throughout
  • Manicured rear garden with dedicated outdoor entertaining zones plus plenty of lawn for the kids to play
  • Garage and work-shop access via Berry Street frontage
  • Pretty period façade in a tree-lined pocket between Yarraville and Seddon villages with easy access to both train stations, the CBD, schools and Williamstown beach
  • Short walk to Yarraville Gardens, Hyde St tennis courts, and many other sporting clubs and schools

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