John Matthews: The Quality Agent 0433 325 238
17 Kilburn Street Strathmore

Landmark Victorian in a Class of its Own

House Sold - Strathmore VIC


“HIAWATHA” – surrounded by landscaped gardens on a vast close to 1500sqm (approx.) allotment, this historically significant residence retains the elegance and allure of its distinguished past whilst delivering an aspirational family lifestyle of unrivalled quality and floorplan flexibility. Built by the Peck family – John Peck being one of the original founders of Cobb and Co – the home itself boasts a grand interior showcasing an enormous master bedroom with fitted walk-in robe and private spa ensuite, together with four additional bedrooms, stylish main bathroom (also with spa) and guest powder room. Highlighting its design versatility is an elegant formal lounge or dining room, spacious theatre room/retreat (upstairs) and vast Versailles-inspired living room leading through to the commercial-grade kitchen complete with walk-in pantry and adjoining conservatory-style meals area. Internal paintwork by Derek Marvelly (famed for restoring Ravenswood and Werribee Mansion), wallpapers by Barbara Wilding of Paperhangings and an original mural by Vincent Fantauzzo serve to illustrate some of the truly bespoke features of this extraordinary home. Add to this a dedicated home office, internally-accessed three-car garage (remote-control), family-sized laundry and excellent storage options throughout, along with ducted heating and split-system air conditioning, alarm and CCTV, original lead-light windows, open fireplaces and towering ceilings with ornate plasterwork. Completing the picture is a simply stunning resort-style backyard featuring a large solar-heated in-ground pool, BBQ kitchen, paved entertaining area with retractable awnings and external WC, along with designer landscaping and thriving veggie garden/orchard, plus the original stables which now comprise a large workshop, separate studio and adjoining sewing/craft room. In the coveted Strathmore Secondary College zone, it’s walking distance to Lebanon Street buses and Strathmore North Primary School, close to Napier Street shops and cafes, Pascoe Vale Station, Moonee Ponds Creek Trail and easy access to Citylink.


Property Features
  • House
  • 6 bed
  • 2 bath
  • Built 1880
  • 3 Parking Spaces
  • Pool
  • Land is 1,521 m²
  • 4 Toilet
  • Ensuite
  • 3 Garage
  • Remote Garage
  • Study
  • Dishwasher
  • Built In Robes
  • Workshop
  • Rumpus Room
  • Floor Boards
  • Spa
  • Balcony
  • Courtyard
  • Outdoor Entertaining
  • Shed
  • Open Fire Place
  • Ducted Heating
  • Split System Aircon
John Matthews
Real Estate Agent | REIV Master Auctioneer
Move It Like Matthews.
John Matthews is the Quality Agent, a skilled real estate agent with almost 20 years’ experience and a respected authority on all areas of Moonee Valley real estate. Honesty, respect and reliable are the values I live by, and are infused into the relationships I build with my clients. I have a client for life philosophy because I genuinely care. Whether I’m working on an Auction or Private Sale campaign, my calm and down to earth approach helps put the clients at ease. I’m always putting my clients first and strive to achieve the best outcome. I give my all to real estate, it is my life. I’m a multiple award-winning real estate agent including winning the prestigious Real Estate Institute of Victoria Senior Auctioneer of the Year Award, and in 2015 was inducted by the Real Estate Institute of Victoria as a Master Auctioneer. I consistently sell close to 100 properties a year, well above the industry average. A true Melbournian, I’m a passionate Collingwood supporter and classic car enthusiast.
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