A Hawthorn house has sold for the first time in its 84-year history, earning a multimillion-dollar sum.
The 1934-built house at 76 Illawarra Rd, still in original untouched condition, had been owned by the one family for decades.
The three-bedroom house sold for between $2.4-$2.5 million on March 5, Anton Zhouk Hawthorn director Anton Zhouk said.
It had originally gone to auction on March 2 and passed in at $2.225 million, just shy of its $2.3-$2.5 million price guide.
Mr Zhouk said prospective buyers included a family considering the property as the site for a new home, but in the end a buyer purchased it as a long-term investment with no immediate plans.
He said the vendor, a son of the original owners who built the house, was “extremely” happy with the result.
The house on 725sq m has never been renovated, and still features original kitchen joinery plus a small green door where the milkman would leave a delivery at the back of the house.
The floorplan includes a toilet accessed via the back porch, formal living and dining rooms with timber detail and leadlight windows, and three bedrooms.
Mr Zhouk said prices in Hawthorn had come back from where they were at the peak of the market and were comparative to what was seen in late 2014 to early 2015.
But there was still good demand for properties in the prime pocket.
“That whole area around Scotch Hill has always done really well because of the schools and that’s not going to change,” he said.