Huge rewards await those bold enough to restore the home currently in place on this site. The satisfaction of rescuing a mid-century gem, designed and orientated to take best advantage of the full city views would be immense. Original features are still in place and inspire visions of what this home could be. Alternately, the opportunity presented by two titles with a Foothills address may the spur to construct two new residences.
3 bedrooms 1 bathroom
2 titles with group rates
12 Old York Rd 665 sqm
14 Old York Rd 971 sqm
1957 Mid-century gem
Needs love and attention
Develop on both titles
Spectacular full city views
Gently sloping city views
Close Hills and Midland
White, rusticated weather boards and original jarrah floors mark this 1957-built property as an on-trend gem. Spanning two separate titles to take advantage of the elevated site and views both west and south, the home has been designed for its location; rooms are orientated to panoramic vistas and a verandah wraps the west and south faces.
Much would need to be done to bring this mid-century marvel back to its former glory, but the bones of a stunning, modern home that is suited to today’s lifestyle are there. Many original features remain; wooden frames on wide, hopper windows, high ceilings and big rooms demonstrate how ‘modern’ homes of this period are. The size and placement of windows makes the most of views both out of and through the home.
The entryway of the home leads to a large, triangular loungeroom with picture windows mirroring the shape of the corner block and a gas bayonet and R/C A/C. French doors open to the wide verandah wrapped with wisteria. A formal dining room is arranged along the hall. A galley kitchen leads to the family room fitted with a slow combustion fire.
All of the bedrooms are a good size, and all have high ceilings. The main bedroom features a window seat and built in wardrobe.
A large laundry and tiled mudroom with W.C. and second shower benefit from a secondary entrance.
The original bathtub and vanity in the family bathroom are an ode to the cheering qualities of yellow.
Surrounding the property, the large once-landscaped garden also needs some love, an old water feature, overgrown shrubs and neglected lawn all hint at the potential to create a botanical oasis.
Both lots are accessed from Old York Road and a driveway on 14 Old York Road leads to a secure double garage at the property’s rear boundary. What you make of this property with two separate titles is up to you; embrace the modernity of mid-century design, or take advantage of the location and build two new properties, either way, the outcome is sure to be impressive.
To arrange an inspection of this property and turn your real estate dreams into reality call the Angel, Cheryl New on 0439 961 192.
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