31/30 La Trobe Street,

2 Bed

2 Bath

1 Car

Property Sold


A masterpiece of fully renovated precision while remaining true to the original features of its indomitable era, this spectacular New York-style apartment extends the invitation to own a home in sought-after heritage-listed The Sefton, a grand four-storey bluestone boutique building of 17 apartments, built circa 1872.

Everything has been methodically thought of throughout the luxurious transformation, highlighted by the particular attention paid to the theme of arches adorning the grand bluestone façade and carried through to the interior’s tall doorways, and the unique curvaceous kitchen island bench/breakfast bar with ambient LED lighting and rounded cupboards on either side.

Framed by spectacular vertical dimension of soaring 3m ceilings and custom solid Engineered European Oak floors, the entry opens to reveal the series of grandly scaled spaces, including the main bedroom where recessed sliding doors open to a breathtaking ensuite bathroom. Impeccably detailed with bold and inspired design choices, including flute glass offset by glitzy gold penny tiles, brass and nickel touches, stone benchtops, and curved cabinetry inventively concealing the toilet. Feature wallpaper adds a moody ambience to the second bedroom, served by a stunning central main bathroom.

The gourmet kitchen is equipped to the liking of a professional chef with self-cleaning pyrolytic and steam ovens, induction cooktop, bespoke Qasair rangehood, integrated fridge and freezer, and of course that talking-point central island bench. A fitted home office and a wall of banquette seating upholstered in Macro Suede surround this central hive of activity. A mid-wall naturally delineates the space from the open-plan living and dining room fitted with an original fireplace, elegant solid-timber wainscotting, and extensive bespoke cabinetry.

Ushering in cascades of natural light thanks to its northern orientation, the glass-encased central courtyard provides a private setting for alfresco entertaining amid established landscaping and creatively arranged ornamental vines.

This rare opportunity to own a property of historical significance also features newly installed Daikin heating and cooling, copious amounts of floor-to-ceiling storage in every room, Macro Suede drapery with custom-finished traverse rods, Fibonacci terrazzo tiles in the terrace, kitchen, and main bathroom, brushed brass fixtures and fittings throughout, Volker Haug feature light fittings, instant electrical hot water, Fusion Green Marble benchtops in the kitchen, island and built-in home office, feature sconce lighting in the hall, plantation shutters, automatic blinds surrounding the courtyard and secure basement car parking.


The highly desirable East-End CBD location. Walking distance to Carlton and Fitzroy Gardens, QVM, the theatre district, restaurants, boutique shopping in Collins, Lygon, and Gertrude Streets, and public transport at the door.

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