Charming Victorian-Style Home in Blackburn
The eastern suburbs of Melbourne are famous for their Victorian-era homes replete with striking features such as wrap-around verandahs, airy rooms, and stylish details. However, as any period-home owner will tell you, heritage buildings sometimes lack the modern amenities you would otherwise expect in a new build. As a result, Victorian-style new homes enable home-buyers to access all the splendour of a heritage listed property, without the challenges.
This striking two-storey Victorian-style home in the leafy Blackburn Lakes district contains all the benefits of a new build with old world features. Polished timber flooring runs throughout the combined kitchen and living area, making this an open-plan concept home with all the charm of the Victorian era.
As with all Lincoln Homes projects, this house was designed specifically to meet the client’s design brief, based on their and their family members’ needs. The result is a traditional home fit for a growing family who require lots of space to move.
To see what Lincoln Homes can achieve on your next build, let’s explore this elegant property room by room.
Background to the Build
First of all, it’s important to note the raison d’etre of this new build. Behind every new home is an owner who has a specific goal in mind, and this dignified Blackburn home is no different.
Initially, the owner considered buying an original Victorian-era mansion and renovating the interior to match their expectations. However, the perfect home never came on the market, which prompted them to consider a new build in a traditional style.
They quickly realised that by building their dream home from scratch, that they could have a Victorian-style home that includes all the perks of modern living. Lincoln Homes had previously done work for other members of their family, so we were the natural choice for this homeowner.
From the outset, the client’s brief was a large double storey Victorian-style home with an abundance of living space, a large open-plan kitchen, an expansive veranda, and a large central staircase. All of this and more was achieved by Lincoln Homes.
Lincoln Homes approaches every build with a thorough process, so that the chance of problems arising two, three, even ten or twenty years down the road are drastically minimised. From site survey, to soil report, engineering protocols, energy assessments, fittings checks, and final warranties, we leave no stone unturned in the course of a new build.
This presidential home is now seven years old and still retains its integrity and curbside appeal.
Contemporary Kitchen and Living Spaces
A contemporary kitchen and living space adds the luxury and modern amenities necessary for a comfortable family home. In keeping with the period features of this build, we utilised solid timber benchtops with a lambs’ tongue edge profile and polished floorboards throughout. Crisp white walls and an open-plan design perfectly matched the client’s wishes.
Classical Style Bathroom
An inviting tub, grey matte tiles, a large frameless mirror, classical fittings and ample storage space ensure this bathroom will last for years to come with no need for refurbishing or maintenance. The timeless design fit effortlessly into the Victorian feature and relaxed grandeur of this home.
From the outside of this property, you are immediately greeted with an impressive wrap around verandah. This classic Australian feature gives this home an air of comfort and serenity, while carefully detailed and hand finished timber posts and lacework invite reflection.
Traditional Hallway Design
This traditional style hallway is welcoming and graceful, in line with the Victoriana theme. Dark timber wooden stairs and polished floors welcome you into the home, while an elegant bench matches the staircase woodwork.
Lincoln Homes is renowned for our new-build period homes. We invite you to meet our team to discuss your requirements or book a time to come to our Camberwell office.