A magnificent Victorian with over 130 years of history is up for sale in Pascoe Vale.
The circa-1888 Italianate villa at 61 Cumberland Road has a $1.4-1.5 million price tag.
The triple-brick construction with heritage overlay, named Cumberland, features about 3.96m-high decorative ceilings with chandeliers, grand corbelled archway and marble open fireplaces.
Barry Plant Inner City Group agent Chris Kavanagh said it was one of the first homes built in the area and potentially the first on the street.
He said just three families had lived in the house over the course of its history.
“The vendors purchased the home in 1996 and have raised a family here,” Mr Kavanagh said.
“It is a grand and ornate property with a choice of three living areas.
“They really looked after it and added a great decking area for entertaining.”
At the front of the house are the formal lounge and dining rooms.
Four large bedrooms — two with fireplaces — share the central bathroom.
Behind the family, dining and kitchen area is the covered alfresco deck and established garden.
It’s a large block of about 800sq m.
Mr Kavanagh said it was a really big decision for the vendors to leave such a special property.
“They really enjoyed living here but have decided to move to a different area,” he said.
“It had four or five inquiries in less than 24 hours on the market.
“One was from a medical practice who are interested in repurposing the home.”
The property is set to head under the hammer on March 30.
CoreLogic data shows it last sold for $260,000 in 1996.