It’s all about the land here – and a lavish nearly 3175 square metres at that. There’s a cute-as-a-button house on the block, built in 1915 as a school teacher’s residence, which could serve while building a dream house to live up to an amazing and rarely found location.
Why is it amazing? Well, for starters, Werribee South beach is a five-minute bike ride down the road, a jetty and marina a tad further. Then there’s the surrounding market gardens and sunset views towards the You Yangs. Award-winning Shadowfax Winery is five minutes’ drive away, the National Equestrian Centre the same – stabling for horses would fit right in on this block. Golfing – at Werribee Park course within an eight-minute car trip, or just create your own putting green because you’ll sure have the space. The station for trips into the city? 10 minutes. Beach too far? Drop in a pool.
YPA Estate Agents Wyndham Vale: 9741 7777
Price: $700,000 – $750,000
Auction:August 5 at 1.30pm
The ideas for making the most of this green-wedge property are endless. There are heaps of spots to set up for kicking back under the shade of 90-year-old pines that preside over wattles and other shrubs. And the few old sheds dotted about could be cubby houses for the kids as you get that dream house up and happening.
The six-room house, with original floorboards all through, very ornate cornices, picture rails, old light switches and sash windows, has a cosy lounge room with a wood heater set in a chimney breast.
The next-door kitchen has timber benches and an electric upright cooker set within the original chimney, while the laundry (with hot water) is in a freestanding weatherboard building, as is the toilet – just like 1915.
Of the three bedrooms, the main is at the front so catches sunrise light. The bathroom is pretty basic, and a back verandah is a spot to sit and soak up the tranquility.
The block, with a side driveway for easy access, has a 78-metre frontage and is 42 metres deep and there’s a rough single garage.
It’s really all about dreams….