Classic charm: 5 Irving Street, Newport, 3015

By Jan Fisher

The facade of this Newport house is bound to appeal with its striking gables, classic verandah and white and charcoal colour palette set against the lush front garden.


5 Irving Street, Newport 3015


Inside doesn’t disappoint either with generous proportions including high ceilings and a layout to suit modern expectations.

The interior decor is classic white with patches of warming colour such as the baby blue kitchen cabinetry. There are floorboards throughout the ground floor and carpets on the first floor.

Fittings and fixtures, including curtains and light fittings, are top quality and complement the house’s classic styling.

At the rear of the house is the sunny open-plan living/dining/kitchen area that takes the width of the house.

The kitchen has stainless-steel appliances including a double sink, overhead glass-fronted cabinetry to show off your favourites and a handy corner pantry.

The ground floor also includes a separate lounge room with a corner period-style fireplace, perfect for cosy winter nights.

There are two bedrooms downstairs, one with charming bow windows taking in the street views. Upstairs are two more bedrooms, including the main with en suite with twin basins and a balcony via a glass door – its eastern aspect perfect for morning coffee. The rear bedroom would make an ideal nursery and also accesses the generous in-roof storage areas.

Three banks of folding doors offer a smooth transition between interior and exterior downstairs. With the weather warming up, meals can be taken on the deck or have a picnic at home on the immaculate lawn. Rear access and a sealed area offer an on-site parking space.

Creature comforts are delivered via ducted heating and air-conditioning units. Located with all the best Newport has to offer including shops, cafes, Newport library, the waterfront, parks and sports facilities. Public transport options include a seven-minute walk to Newport station and even closer for the No. 471 bus route.


5 Irving Street, Newport 3015 (Photo supplied)
5 Irving Street, Newport 3015 (Photo supplied)
5 Irving Street, Newport 3015 (Photo supplied)