Perched virtually on the edge of Cherry Lake, this property is a cracker for either a savvy renovator or an investor who appreciates how go-ahead and popular Altona has become.

The block of about 535 square metres is tailor-made for redevelopment, STCA, with this approach likely to suit the current market well.


14 Curtin Court, Altona, 3018


On the other hand, the classic late-1950s house is of the type that responds beautifully to a revamp, while the east-facing backyard is big enough to build an extension that welcomes morning sunshine.

If a renovation is on the cards, the house is comfortable as is, allowing new owners time to dream, plan and act.

The house has ornate cornices, including in the spacious lounge room which has original glass sliders opening from the entry hall, as well as a gas heater with tapestry brick surround.

The adjoining dining room, with air-conditioner, has grey tabs on a corner window.

The kitchen, an embodiment of the ’50s look, has a curved-end bench with wrought iron supporting two-way glass upper cupboards, as well as other original cabinetry and an upright gas heater.

The three spacious bedrooms run down the southern side, while the shared bathroom has a more modern vanity and original pink tub.

The backyard has a good expanse of lawn and established plantings, and a long concrete driveway leads to a freestanding garage.

The train station is just a 10-minute stroll away and Pier Street eateries and the beach are both three minutes by car.


14 Curtin Court, Altona, 3018 (Photo supplied)

14 Curtin Court, Altona, 3018 (Photo supplied)

14 Curtin Court, Altona, 3018 (Photo supplied)

14 Curtin Court, Altona, 3018 (Photo supplied)