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Behind the clear doors of this unusual façade lies a stunning modern home

Behind the doors of this unusual façade lies a stunning modern home – complete with under-floor wine storage, a spacious outdoor deck and vegetable patch

  • A period front façade hides a stunning modern architectural renovation
  • The two-bedroom home in Coburg, Melbourne, has a modern back extension
  • The extension features under-floor wine storage, a spacious deck and veg patch
  • The home was on the market for $1-$1.1million, but sold for $1.2million  


Behind the clear bi-fold doors of an unusual wooden façade in Melbourne lies a stunning modern home, complete with under-floor wine storage, a spacious outdoor deck and vegetable patch.

While from the front, the two-bedroom property in Coburg, Victoria, looks fairly unassuming, once you get inside, you are met with a stylish architect-designed renovation that is more in keeping with the pages of a real estate magazine.  

The results of the conversion – which took a year to complete – have seen the single-fronted period façade with two bedrooms at the front add a modern open-plan extension at the rear of the home.

Behind the clear bi-fold doors of an unusual wooden façade in Melbourne lies a stunning modern home, complete with under-floor wine storage, a spacious outdoor deck and vegetable patch (back pictured)

While from the front, the two-bedroom property in Coburg , Victoria, looks fairly unassuming, once you get inside, you are met with a stylish architect-designed renovation (front pictured)

While from the front, the two-bedroom property in Coburg , Victoria, looks fairly unassuming, once you get inside, you are met with a stylish architect-designed renovation (front pictured)

The results of the conversion - which took a year to complete - have seen the single-fronted period façade with two bedrooms at the front add a modern open-plan extension at the rear of the home (pictured)

The results of the conversion - which took a year to complete - have seen the single-fronted period façade with two bedrooms at the front add a modern open-plan extension at the rear of the home (pictured)

The results of the conversion – which took a year to complete – have seen the single-fronted period façade with two bedrooms at the front add a modern open-plan extension at the rear of the home (pictured)

Modern highlights of the unique property include the stylish kitchen with its breakfast bar and top-of-the-range appliances (pictured)

Modern highlights of the unique property include the stylish kitchen with its breakfast bar and top-of-the-range appliances (pictured)

Modern highlights of the unique property in Melbourne include timber cathedral ceilings, under-floor wine storage and a modern kitchen with a breakfast bar and top-of-the range appliances.

The home also boasts polished concrete floors, a stylish spa-style bath and clever features like an integrated bookcase in one of the bedrooms and outdoor surround sound. 

The bi-fold door at the rear opens out to the highlight: the modern deck and garden with a vegetable patch and bamboo trees.

The home also has timber cathedral ceilings and under-floor wine storage (modern extension pictured)

The home also has timber cathedral ceilings and under-floor wine storage (modern extension pictured)

The front still maintains its period heritage charm (pictured)

The front still maintains its period heritage charm (pictured)

The home also boasts polished concrete floors, a stylish spa-style bath (pictured) and clever features like an integrated bookcase in one of the bedrooms and outdoor surround sound

The home also boasts polished concrete floors, a stylish spa-style bath (pictured) and clever features like an integrated bookcase in one of the bedrooms and outdoor surround sound

'It has a modern feel and free-flowing floorplan, which is something you don't see too often in single-fronted homes,' real estate agent Dylan Francis said (living area pictured)

‘It has a modern feel and free-flowing floorplan, which is something you don’t see too often in single-fronted homes,’ real estate agent Dylan Francis said (living area pictured)

Real estate agent Nick Roper told Daily Mail Australia the outdoor decking area is the ‘perfect’ spot for entertaining guests, while the front of the property still maintains its heritage charm. 

‘When this sort of architectural renovation is done well, it sells well,’ he told FEMAIL. 

Fellow agent Dylan Francis added: ‘I think what sets this apart form the average home is how well the single level architectural renovation has been done.

One of the bedrooms, that has been used as a nursery, features an integrated bookshelf (pictured)

One of the bedrooms, that has been used as a nursery, features an integrated bookshelf (pictured)

The highlight for many is the outdoor decking area, which creates a feeling of indoor/outdoor flow (pictured)

The highlight for many is the outdoor decking area, which creates a feeling of indoor/outdoor flow (pictured)

While the property was on the market with a price guide of $1-$1.1million, it sold prior to auction for $1,282,500 (exterior pictured)

While the property was on the market with a price guide of $1-$1.1million, it sold prior to auction for $1,282,500 (exterior pictured)

‘It has a modern feel and free-flowing floorplan, which is something you don’t see too often in single-fronted homes.’  

He added: ‘There is not much comparable on the market, and there have been plenty through the doors to look at it since we were able to host private inspections.’ 

While the property was on the market with a price guide of $1-$1.1million, it sold prior to auction for $1,282,500. 

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