East Melbourne post office conversion: Former George Street Post Office hits market for $10m

24-28 George Street, East Melbourne, is one impressive package.

A once-in-a-century opportunity has been delivered to the market as one extraordinary package.

Behind a distinctive 1920s red brick facade, which once housed the George Street Post Office, lies a stately abode full of surprises.

It is the first time the property at 24-28 George Street, East Melbourne, has been offered to the market as a house in more than 100 years.

RELATED: Clunes old post office: Gold rush building to be restored after sale

East Melbourne mansion built for Young and Jackson publican for sale

Gisborne South: former post office now a regional dream home

This red letter address will leave you green with envy.

There’s a sleek basement.

A library is found in the original post office’s second street entry and former private post box collection area.

The vendors bought it in 1990, when it was a post office, and completed a full conversion and extension. It’s now up for grabs with a $10m price guide.

RT Edgar’s Sarah Case said they kept a lot of the building’s original charm.

“It still retains its imposing front facade and behind the commanding doors is a grand hallway, the library, (and a) formal living and dining room, which is all is part of the original post office with stunning high ceilings,” Ms Case said.

“My vendors have crafted an amazing extension. They had incredible vision 30 years ago, as the property is completely timeless — the new owners can move straight in with nothing to do.”

A big kitchen perfect for entertaining.

A stamp of luxury.

The four-bedroom house is on the market with a $10m price tag.

The library and study are found in the original post office’s second street entry and former private post box collection area.

Sitting centrally in this zone is a formal living and dining area with a grand open fireplace.

Further on is the open-plan main living zone with a statement kitchen at the heart. The cooking zone boasts a Viking rangehood, a handcrafted timber island bench and a butler’s pantry. This area leads out to a vine-clad terrace above a lush courtyard.

Three bedrooms and two bathrooms are positioned at the rear of the basement. Each bedroom features custom-designed iron and glass doors that offer picturesque green outlooks to the courtyard.

A sleek den is also found in the basement and boasts a built-in bar, a 1200-bottle wine cellar with a tasting area, and a zone fit for a billiards table.

The main bedroom is on its own floor, alongside an ensuite and a huge walk-in wardrobe.

“Buyers will love (that the home is) all north facing and filled with natural light,” Ms Case said.

Plenty of room for wine.

Lush outlooks from the bedroom.

An indoor pool is hidden under the floor of the conservatory, which is currently used as an artist’s studio.

A copper-roofed conservatory is another highlight. It is used as an artist’s studio, but could become an additional living space or be converted back to its original form: a 10m indoor pool.

“(The pool) is still under the floor and can be easily reinstated,” Ms Case said. “My vendor is a very talented sculptor and artist, so it was the perfect space for her and filled with such incredible natural light.”

Ms Case said the lavish listing was likely to gain a stamp of approval from families wanting to move closer to the city.

“East Melbourne is a very tightly held suburb, with only a handful of sales per year for houses. But this property in particular is one of the largest blocks in East Melbourne at 727sq m, so it’s a rare find,” she said. “A lot of buyers will be surprised that such a block of land exists in East Melbourne and even more surprised about the 687sq m of internal living.”

Ms Case added the suburb offered “its own little community”, where residents said “good morning and the locals know each other”.

“With all the fantastic parks and the library just up the road, it is a wonderful place for children to grow up,” she said.

MORE: Robert Doyle: Former Lord Mayor sells South Melbourne home

Australian shift to regional living could already be over

Better Apartment Design Standards, Victoria: New rules for balconies, prices could jump

The post East Melbourne post office conversion: Former George Street Post Office hits market for $10m appeared first on realestate.com.au.