If you consider yourself a retro enthusiast, you might want to take note of this incredible property that’s ready for a new lease on life.
Located in sought-after Leabrook the circa 1960s four-bedroom home, at 41 Statenborough St, has exposed brick feature walls, large windows, flat ceilings, timber cladding and a classic retro pool setting.
Harris Real Estate agent Nick Baranikow said the property had been in the same family for quite some time and was being sold to finalise an estate, going to auction on Saturday, March 2 at 10am with a price guide of $1.3 million.
“It’s near original. It’s had bits and pieces done to it, but it’s neat and tidy,” he said.
Mr Baranikow said the property had been popular at the weekend’s open inspections and had attracted a range of potential buyers.
“It’s a very interesting property, buyers loved the great location, land size and the mid-century modern contemporary feel,” he said.
“We had a combination of buyers looking at buying the property as is and some looking to knock it down and build their dream home.”
Mr Baranikow said mid-century modern homes were becoming quite popular, with many enthusiasts in the market for retro homes.
“They’ve definitely made a come back, it’s making a revival and if you look at all the new builds they have very similar concepts,” he said.
“You can find them through the eastern suburbs, they were built in the late 50s and early 60s, and reflect when those suburbs were initially developed.”
Set on a spacious 1348sqm block, the property includes a pool and tennis court, elements that aren’t often seen in more modern properties.
“(The property) is quite unique because you have streets full of these blocks big enough for tennis courts,” Mr Baranikow said.
“It’s got everything people want in the eastern suburbs, big block, close to Marryatville shopping precinct, Regal Cinema and local schools, both public and private.”
Although in need of some updating, Mr Baranikow said homebuyers could comfortably live in the property as is.
“It has a lot of accommodation in the existing home,” he said.
The north-facing home features a lounge and dining area at the front, which overlooks the private front garden through floor-to-ceiling windows.
Other stand out features include a games/billiards room, two private courtyards and a family area that spills out to a covered entertaining area, overlooking the sparkling pool and large tennis court.