An untouched 1930s house — with relics including a little hatch for milk deliveries — has hit the market for the first time in Hawthorn.
Built in 1934 and still in original condition, the three-bedroom house at 76 Illawarra Rd is for sale with a $2.3-$2.5 million price guide and a March 2 auction date.
Anton Zhouk director Anton Zhouk said the property had remained in the same family for its 85-year history, with a son of the original owners who built the property still living there until deciding to downsize.
Its charming details include a small green door where the milkman would leave his delivery at the back of the house near the kitchen, which still features its original joinery.
Mr Zhouk said the property had never been renovated.
“Very rarely do you find something that is completely original,” he said. “Usually people do extensions or add a second bathroom.”
The single-level 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 the property had attracted good interest from local families looking to build a new house on the site or renovate the existing home, thanks to its prized Scotch Hill location.
The property had no heritage overlay but does have a single-dwelling covenant, he said.
Mr Zhouk said many buyers were taking advantage of softer market conditions in suburbs like Hawthorn to trade up to new properties.
“I think people are seeing value in the market in terms of upsizing or upscaling,” he said.
“Because of the private schools, it’s really a suburb that will pick back up again — it’s a strong suburb,” he added.