No. 43 Spencer Rd, Killara, has been owned by the same family for 90 years. It will go to the hammer on Saturday at 10pm.
AN ORIGINAL Killara home, once owned by a Swedish diplomat, is set for a bumper auction on Saturday.
On the market for the first time in 90 years, 43 Spencer Rd has an auction price guide of $2.4 million.
Listed with Savills — Lindfield agents Elizabeth Bailey and Charles Caravousanos, the four-bedroom bungalow has been a hit both with local families and builders who want to knock the home down.
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“Most are seeing value in the large block, while a lot love the house, it does require some work for those who want to keep it,” Mr Caravousanos said.
The home still has many of its original fittings from when it was first built.
Young families are seeing the 1230sqm block as a stepping stone up the property ladder due to the large parcel of land in a good location.
The property was acquired by Manne Lindholm, the Chancellor to the Swedish Consul General in 1923, for use as a private property during his time in Australia.
During the five years Mr Lindholm lived at the property, records show that he built the current four-bedroom home.
He lived at the property to be close to the Swedish Consul General of the day Einar Lindquist, who lived in Pymble at the official residence.
The home sits on a large parcel of land.
Oscar and Hilda Simons in the background with their daughter Hilda Ruth and her three children at 43 Spencer Rd, Killara. The property has been owned by the family for 90 years after they purchased it from the Swedish Consulate.
It was purchased by Oscar and Hilda Simons in 1928. Their family have held on to the property ever since they purchased it.
The California Bungalow is nearly in the same condition as when it was first built, including the original door and light fittings, milkman’s box and leadlight windows.
The auction will be held at 43 Spencer Rd on Saturday at 10am.