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Power Street, Hawthon

The classic double-fronted Victorian at 55 Power Street, Hawthorn is one of the most coveted types of period home in the Grace Park Estate. True to the year it was constructed (1890), this stunning white painted home welcomes you with its graceful wrought iron lace and tessellated tile veranda.

You are greeted at the front gate by a garden amassed with colour from beds of impatiens and standard roses, edged with box hedging. The bluestone front fence is softened with ficus. Inside the wall are several silver birches, rhododendron and a michelia tree.

The house entrance is on the left side, leading through to an archway of original decorative plaster mouldings. Once inside you will discover that you are in an artist's home! Each room of the house features bold, multi-coloured artwork painted by the owner, Bronwyn Morley. White walls and neutral furnishings allow the artworks to capture your attention, especially down the central hallway.

The front room is a study/library, connected to a formal sitting room. Both rooms have original light fittings and display a number of the artist's works.

The master bedroom features an imposing four-poster bed, covered with a white doona and rich maroon and mustard coloured velvet cushions. The main bedroom, connecting dressing room and marble ensuite each have beautiful Austrian blinds in coordinating colours.

There is a second study and a neutrally decorated guest bedroom, both displaying more of the owner's collection.

The guest bathroom is entered via a small passageway with two striking nude artworks. This bathroom has glass bricks to soften the natural light, a pedestal sink, bath and shower.

A large family room has been added to the original area of the home. An all-white kitchen, bench tops, tile floor and roman blinds again allow colour from various art pieces and the owners' treasures to capture your attention. Royal blue sofas and an upholstered dining suite add to the casual elegance of this room bathed in natural light.

There are French doors to a rear paved courtyard and lawn. Several white pots with mandarin trees and impatiens face the family room, and a black iron outdoor table and chairs invite al fresco dining. Garden beds here feature box hedge, impatiens and roses. A weeping mulberry tree stands to one side. Further back in the garden pots of topiary box hedge are across the courtyard from a white garden shed. A seat at the rear of the lawn implores you to sit, relax and enjoy the beautiful view!

At 55 Power Street, Hawthorn, a talented artist has shown great passion for her painting, her garden and her gorgeous Victorian home.