What we think of when we think of Northcote; hipsters, baristas, barbers and bars. You know what you can add to that list? Concrete cool.
Oamaru Street is a template of sorts for the contemporary class of concrete.
The depth of the facade - a box of dark cladding over the garage, the punch of red brick framing the entry and the excellent set-back of the upstairs windows - articulates the material's monumental heft.
Inside the light, smooth finishes provide the perfect juxtaposition against the robust exterior.
The luminous grain of spotted gum floors flow throughout the ground level providing warmth and gleam. To the left of the entry, a large living room faces the street, a three-panelled black framed window giving garden views.
The long hallway flows back to open onto a generous garage and storage area on the right.
A laundry with outside access and a separate chic bathroom and powder room complete the off hallway features.
Out in the lofty beauty of the rear section a large dining room sits to the left with excellent blue water views over the swimming pool outside.
Pushing forward over on the right the beautiful family room boasts a gorgeous double-height ceiling where the north-east light flows through to illuminate the entire area. Walls of glass are edged in those excellent defining black frames, providing an urbane anchor to the glow.
Set to the rear is the fine stone kitchen with natty grey subway tile splashback behind the two preparation spaces.
The handsome white stone floating bench and large walk-in/butler's pantry are an excellent finish to a stylish entertaining hub.
Outside, through sliding glass, the alfresco space is paved and protected by that soaring ceiling continuing from inside and out here, it's timber-clad and terrific. There's a nice grassy patch before you wind back around to have a dip in the sparkling pool.
Upstairs there are four good-sized bedrooms all with storage. Three range along the south side of the house and are serviced by a sharp stone bathroom and separate powder room.
A beaut corner living room sits comfortably in the north-east corner with winning views over the Northcote rooftops. The main suite, at the front of the house is an elegant piece of work. Its gorgeous picture window is a standout, with a walk-in wardrobe set behind an open-ended unit and followed by a vast en suite with double glass shower and all the polished fittings.
$2,325,000 - $2,525,000
4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, 2 car spaces