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This centrally located 1928 solid bungalow is just waiting for someone to restore her to her original beauty. Or perhaps somebody who is willing to redesign to create a contemporary masterpiece to suit today’s modern lifestyle.
Situated in the desired exclusive heart of Victor Harbor, the home is set on a generous 699sqm allotment – a rare find in today’s market.
The astute designer will appreciate the original features of this substantial home. Solid walls throughout, with tall ceilings & sizeable rooms. Many of the ceilings have decorative ceiling roses & characteristic cornicing with some original light fixtures & there is still the original & distinctive fretwork in the large entrance hall. Under the floor coverings, you could possibly find the original floorboards too. The home has benefitted from new roofing in more recent times.
A wide UMR verandah spans the front of the home on the street elevation & driveway side & provides cover over the front door access to indoors. This verandah has been enclosed to one end to create an old fashioned “sunroom”. A traditional design for its age.
The home is comprised of a formal lounge room with modern R/C air conditioning, plus the original fireplace & mantle housing a freestanding heater. 3 generous bedrooms are accessed from the wide central hall.
The 2 front rooms are equipped with the original brick fireplaces with timber mantles. No guarantees they are still in working order. With a little hard work & creativity & council approval you could possibly create an ensuite to one of these front bedrooms by enclosing the sunroom.
Towards the rear of the home is an original “farm” kitchen – a big room with a modern combustion heater set into the old fireplace, which was the original home for the wood stove. Now utilized as a family dining room. A pantry /storeroom is situated off to one side of this room, while a smaller butlers’ pantry was converted some years ago to become a compact kitchen, fitted with low-level cupboards, sink & bench-space, with an electric upright stove.
Typical of the era, the bathroom is positioned in the centre of the home, close to the bedrooms. Still fitted with the original pedestal vanity & a shower. The toilet is located at the back of the home adjoining the laundry.
Outdoors is home to a fenced back garden with a timber pergola, the original shed / garage & a more modern carport addition on the side of the home. Ramp-style decking has been incorporated at the front to allow easier access inside.
In need of some substantial renovation, this one is not for the feint-hearted but with some industrious work could turn into a contemporary masterpiece.