Inside an eclectic Collingwood home

I recently toured a character-rich Collingwood home that has just gone on the market!

Do you ever get that feeling that some homes on the market lack soul? That they look a bit same-same? And nothing really stands out or leaves a memorable impression?

Well, I had the opportunity to tour a Collingwood home that packs a punch when it comes to personality, style and location. It’s fair to say that this home won’t be easy to forget – and it even has its own Instagram page!

Needing a ‘spruce up’ before it went on the market (what home doesn’t?!), the owners called on design duo Nicole Langelier and Tim Gauci of Design and Diplomacy to do just that.

The first thing you’ll notice about the two-storey Langridge Street, Collingwood home is the impressive facade: freshly painted in black and white, with a vivid blue door – it really has what the real estate brochures call ‘street appeal’.

Nicole and Tim preserved the Victorian heritage features, affording the inimitable character of the home the limelight it deserves.

Original fireplaces, ceiling roses and cornices complement the polished timber floors and bench tops, while jam jar pendant lights give a hip and quirky edge.

The eclectic styling carries through the rest of the interiors, with art pieces sourced locally and overseas cleverly combined and paired with vintage and one-off furniture pieces.

For a doubly storey terrace, the kitchen is really generously sized, and I love the industrial-style trough sink that is the feature of the space. Open up the bi-fold doors in the open plan living-dining space to create a larger indoor-outdoor area – there’s even room to plant your herbs!

I’ve got to say my favourite space is the Master bedroom. It feels like a retreat, with white plantation shutters, the gorgeous ceiling rose, and generous size to fit a grand bed. And how beautifully has it been styled by Nicole in the images below? That incredible velvet bedhead and Moroccan rug are now on my shopping list… which means a trip to Morocco is in order! Upstairs is also loads of storage and in the bathroom, a claw foot bath.

A surprise you’ll find in this three-bedroom home is the upstairs deck, with ‘Collingwood views’ (read: industrial rooftops) and enough space to entertain friends over a few of Collingwood’s local brew, Stomping Ground.

But I have a feeling that the new owners of this home won’t be doing all that much cooking at home.

I know the location well, having worked at the co-working space, The Commons, just a street over. My go-to’s are the trendy roastery and cafe Allpress Espresso, the 1860’s manor turned social enterprise cafe STREAT, and the delicious Two Birds Cafe. And that’s all before you even hit Gertrude or Smith Streets where the dining activity really begins! George Calombaris’ Jimmy Grants, Messina Gelato and Fonda Mexican are just three of the choices.

So take a look below at the eclectic 145 Langridge Street, Collingwood home captured by editorial real estate photographer Dylan Lark of Aspect 11. And if you would like to call this gorgeous property ‘home’, click here for the selling details.

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