Dual AFL premiership coach-turned-real estate agent Denis Pagan at his revamped childhood home at 140 Station St, Carlton. Picture: Michael Klein
The revamped childhood home of North Melbourne Team of the Century coach Denis Pagan remains up for grabs after just falling short under the hammer.
Three parties bid for 140 Station St, Carlton — a high-end townhouse incorporating a weatherboard that was home to Pagan’s family for decades.
They took the property from $1.9 million up to $2.125 million, where it passed in.
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Denis Pagan and his family — mother Betty, father Leslie and younger brother Larry — outside their Station St home. Picture: Michael Klein
Ryan Pagan, son of Denis Pagan, takes bids for 140 Station St. Picture: Michael Klein
Post-auction negotiations ended below the $2.2 million reserve, and it remains for sale at that figure.
The dual premiership coach and his son Ryan — both directors of Pagan Real Estate — auctioned the home for developer Birchwood Cove.
The developer bought the 352sq m property from Pagan and his brother Larry for $1.8 million in 2016. The house, which was a dairy in the late 1800s, had been uninhabited for a decade after their mother Betty’s death.
The brothers decided to finally sell it, with plans and permits for three dwellings, after their father Leslie died in 2014.
Inside the extension at 140 Station St.
The extension features two living rooms, one being a mezzanine level.
The largest of those dwellings — and the most special to Pagan — was offered yesterday.
The developer modernised the weatherboard, while retaining period features including the quaint facade, a central hallway and wide ceilings.
The old house now contains two bedrooms and a bathroom. It flows into a new two-storey extension featuring a third bedroom with an ensuite, a Miele kitchen, a meals and living room
plus a mezzanine living area offering city views, an alfresco terrace and a garage.
One of the three bedrooms.
One of the home’s modern bathrooms.
Leslie initially rented the weatherboard in 1944, after returning from a WWII deployment to Darwin. He and Betty bought it in the early ‘60s for about 1200 pounds.
Pagan lived there until he married at 26.
He said his footy career as a player for North Melbourne and South Melbourne and coach of North Melbourne and Carlton began with him kicking the Sherrin in a laneway next to the house. The lane was recently named Pagan Lane after his grandfather and father.
Denis and Ryan Pagan at the house before it was transformed by developers. Picture: Rob Leeson.
The alfresco terrace.