4 Fairbairn Road TOORAK

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4 Fairbairn Road TOORAK

Benefits

Good access and flow to outdoors
High ceilings
Within normal walking distance to rail
Coffee/Eateries are close by
Excellent home flow front to back

Concerns

Possible negative noise impact
Below average precinct for general area
Significant slope issues
Adjoining properties could be a negative issue
Interrupted floor levels
Touches other properties
Mal James
Mal James
Principal Buyer Advocate
0408 107 988
mal@james.net.au

Comments on 4 Fairbairn Road TOORAK

Sometimes all things don't have to be perfect because the quality of partial aspects of the offering are so darn good!

However, sometimes certain WOW features mask the overall intrinsic value of the offering. 4 Fairbairn is one such offering and I'm pretty sure I have the correct answer if indeed there is one, but in the long, long term the negatives are still there.

What looks superficially to be a poor offering, which it was at its last buy/sell in 2016, has been transformed very skillfully (thought craftsmanship) into an internal space that belies its size, location and neighbours.

Now, don't get me wrong the street is perfectly ok for what it offers, and we have bought in this street before (investment) - nicely priced blocks, good park and close to all things Toorak - it's just that number 4 is at the southern end next the railway - granted in a cutting - but you will feel its vibrations from time to time. So, are you sensitive to these things? - No - great! Also, to its south is a neighbour squashed into a tiny irregular block - but you don't really notice it and the important point of access to light is unimpeded to the north.

From the front, 4 Fairbairn is compact looking, as is the car space - I suggest you try the parking, don't be shy - before you purchase. However, the transport and amenity of the area is such, that a single car could be ok - even for a family... moped anyone?!

Ok enough of the shortcomings - the absolute winners for this home are; where you will do all the living, inside and indoors/outdoors at the rear. What the builder here has achieved is a borderline miracle and it shows off a vast array of development skills.

The feeling of space, connection, light from a difficult footprint is genius - that Master bedroom feels like something out of a penthouse in size and class and the opening of the wall in the lounge to remove the corridor effect - bravo - well done.

The level change is noticeable, but not scary under 3 gin and tonics or under 60 years of age (balance) - little children it won't really worry.

Onto the lower living area which has a real feel of indoor and outdoor - really love this - I assume lightweight construction has allowed the openings to be so wide and the glass placement really exaggerates what could have been a pokey area - this should be a textbook case for all architectural students.

Upstairs works nicely - not ignoring it - just I can't talk forever about this home.

In conclusion, a home with external compromises but renovated by a genius and in life genius is rare and hard to find - present company excepted. 

 

 

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really happy with our purchase, so thank you for all your help! . Hi Gina I hope you are well. Were well settled into our new home and loving it really happy with our purchase, so thank you for all your help! Currently working through plans to refurbish with the architect. Thought you might be interested! Cheers Justine

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3
Bedroom
1
Bathroom
1
Parkings
358sqm
Land Area
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Private Sale

Quote $3,200,000 - $3,500,000

East Facing

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