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Prospect, 28 Willcox Avenue

A Classic Awaiting Rebirth

Sold for $1,370,000

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Listing Number: SSZ2648
About this listing
For the latter half of its near-100-year life, this serene heritage property has been cherished by the same owners - but the time has come for it to be reborn, with new custodians and exciting potential for a fresh new look.

Substantial and ornate, the gentleman's bungalow in a blue-chip location stirs memories of another era through its brick-highlighted sandstone construction, ornate interior features and expansive gardens on a 1500 square metre (approx.) allotment with wide frontage.

With an ambience typical of such heritage architecture, the return verandah with original leadlight windows offers an impressive introduction to the formal entrance. Inside, the period craftsmanship is reflected in original polished timber flooring and ornate plasterwork, including striking domed ceilings.

The echoes of the past continue with original windows and doors, picture rails and a polished brick fireplace with timber mantelpiece in the dining room. A wood-fired combustion heater warms the adjoining family room, while summer heat is kept at bay by ducted evaporative cooling.

The eat-in kitchen is spacious and light-infused, with generous cupboard space and quality appliances including double wall oven, plus a separate pantry.

Family bedtimes/sleepovers and overnight guests are well catered for with four, or more, bedrooms. Two of these, toward the rear of the house, have double spaces - one with double doors - that could serve as a dressing room, retreat or study.

The bathroom, with shower and full-size tub, features a vintage leadlight window, continuing the stained-glass theme from the front of the house.

Adjoining the handy-sized laundry (with extra toilet) is a wide sunroom - perhaps a mudroom - with full-width windows looking out onto a huge rear garden shaded by mature trees and with ample space for a pool. There are two paved patio areas, a large veggie patch and citrus trees.

An older garage with roller door opens into a rear workshop, and there are other sheds for garden equipment and firewood.

Inner-suburban Prospect has many community facilities, and this property is a short walk away from tennis courts, Prospect Oval, playgrounds and a croquet green. A supermarket is only 350 metres away, and the vibrant village hub just half a kilometre distant.

There's great scope for renovation, reconfiguration and, subject to council consent, extensions. It all adds up to what could become your personal utopia.

Registered Land Agent (RLA) 266 854.
Property Information
  • Floor Area: 222 sqm
  • Land Size: 1500 sqm
  • Property Type: House

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Harcourts Sharoglazov

1/224 Main North Road

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