The triple-gabled facade, light-coloured brick work, large windows and Hills Hoist out the back all represent another time in Australian suburban history.

Opportunities abound in this great-size corner block in a prime South Kinsgville location.

Or you can preserve and celebrate this fascinating time capsule.

14 Vernon Street, South Kingsville, 3015

 

The house sits on about 714 square metres opposite the Vernon Street shopping precinct, in a pocket of the inner-west that has a true community atmosphere.

Famed eateries such as Motorino, Black Sheep Cafe and new arrival Burn City, along with a plethora of other small businesses, are moments away.

The community vibe for those who live in the neighbourhood is fantastic. Edwards Reserve is a three-minute stroll away, and proximity to the city, Williamstown, Yarraville and Spotswood is stunning.

This property is a time warp that has been owned from new by the same family.

Enter to a wide carpeted hall with a small chandelier.

The main bedroom, with retro-style built-in wardrobe with centre dresser speaks of another age, with large twin windows looking out to the front yard.

Double doors in need of repair lead to the living room with gas fire and servery.

There are two more bedrooms and a central bathroom that leads to the laundry.

The kitchen, with room for a dining table, looks reminiscent of

The Brady Bunch with floral wallpaper, curved cabinetry and lazy susan corner storage. It’s kitschy and quaint.

Windows set into the third gable look out to the front yard.

An internal door leads to a lean-to style sunroom with mock wood panelling where a back door leads to the backyard, which is of a good size, although the true depth of the block is hidden by overgrown tropical-style shrubbery.

This one could make room for new streetscapes – or its classic style could find new admirers.

 

14 Vernon Street, South Kingsville, 3015 (Photo supplied)

14 Vernon Street, South Kingsville, 3015 (Photo supplied)

14 Vernon Street, South Kingsville, 3015 (Photo supplied)

14 Vernon Street, South Kingsville, 3015 (Photo supplied)

14 Vernon Street, South Kingsville, 3015 (Photo supplied)

14 Vernon Street, South Kingsville, 3015 (Photo supplied)

14 Vernon Street, South Kingsville, 3015 (Photo supplied)

14 Vernon Street, South Kingsville, 3015 (Photo supplied)