10 Ellenvale Ave, Pascoe Vale South, sold after auction for $951,000.
A PASCOE Vale South time capsule once owned by a former Coburg mayor has changed hands after more than 70 years in the one family.
The three-bedroom house at 10 Ellenvale Ave had been in the same family since 1941 — including the first female mayor of Coburg, Shirley Robertson, who grew up at and later owned the home.
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In original condition, the house was immaculately maintained with the original decorative glass still in the interior sliding doors.
And the period charm and history were what the buyers were looking for. That the home passed in to them on a $910,000 bid was an added bonus.
The home’s classic interior has been maintained in immaculate condition.
Alex and Alexandra Jansen spent an hour negotiating the sale with Jellis Craig’s Kieran Moloney, eventually buying it for $951,000.
Ms Jansen said she had been determined to do so after having fallen in love with its history.
“Knowing how sentimental the grandson was about it, I know that the same connection will continue with me,” Ms Jansen said.
“I’m a complete sucker for a home like this. That and the previous family’s history.”
Shirley Robertson was the first female mayor of Coburg
Stephen Robertson, the third generation in his family to own the home, was reluctantly selling after moving to Western Australia for work — but was thrilled the Jansens bought it.
“It is very pleasing that someone is taking it on who is going to look after it and recognise the history of the place,” Mr Robertson said.
“And it’s really nice that now someone else will have their family there.”
While dated, the kitchen was still functional.
Mr Moloney said more and more homes were passing in for a sale to be made afterwards.
“You will see 30 groups come through during the campaign, and then half that on auction day and then one buyer,” Mr Moloney said.