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Category Archives: St George

46 Highgate Street, Bexley


The St George region is home to a reasonable amount of character homes – unfortunately, not as many as it once was, given residents’ penchant for bulldozing them, which is what makes this Victorian sandstone a real gem. It’s been modernised but its best features remain intact – patterned tiles, ornate ceilings, elaborate fireplaces. Good stuff!



Unfortunately, I can’t find much heritage information about the home – but hopefully the pictures give you a sufficient idea of its charm. The living area has polished hard wood floors, stained glass windows looking out into the garden and looking through to the kitchen, a sandstone feature wall, a tiled fireplace and an ornate ceiling. The furniture is classic and complementary.


Original ceiling


The high ceilings are benefited by the design choices the owner has made, particularly the large mirror in the drawing room (which, incidentally, is my favourite room).



The home is currently on the market for offers over $1.15 million. For those wanting a character home with plenty of space, it provides good value for money 14km out of the CBD – just south of the inner-west.



Thomas the Tank Engine!