THE last house standing in Vermont South’s busy retail block is on the market.
Developers have been circling the once-grand estate at 31 Livingstone Rd since it was listed for sale with a $3.22-$3.5 million price tag.
It is the last stand-alone residential house in the community hub that sits between Burwood Highway, Livingstone Rd, Barradine Cres and Hanover Rd.
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The house is on the same block as Vermont South’s retail centre.
It has a price guide of $3.22-$3.5 million.
Vermont South Shopping Centre, Livingstone Primary School, the Sportlink recreational facility and a multistorey aged-care building fill up the rest of the block.
Noel Jones director Greg Bowring said the 2584sq m property was only zoned for residential use, despite being wedged between community and educational facilities.
But he said negotiations were underway to have the zoning altered.
“We’ve been in talks with government bodies about potentially using the property as a childcare centre, which could really suit the area,” he said.
The property is next to Livingstone Primary School.
Inside the tired seven-bedroom home.
Plans and permits have already been approved for seven luxury townhouses on the site.
Mr Bowring said its international owner had left the tired-looking seven-bedroom house uninhabited since buying it in 2012.
“Since then it has become quite infamous in the area, with school kids always curious about what’s inside the huge house,” he said.
The house has been unoccupied since 2012.
An aerial shot of the home in 2010.
He also said the property, which has been on the market since June, was close to securing a sale after interest from a wide variety of buyers.
“The beauty of the site is the amount of townhouses which have been approved, which is almost impossible to find these days,” he said.
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