A PIECE of Brighton’s Victorian era history is on offer, with a picture-perfect house hitting the market for the first time in decades.
The charming four-bedroom cottage at 109 South Rd has an asking price of $3.2-$3.5 million — a far cry from the $244,000 it last sold for in 1985.
Known as Adelaide Villa, the cottage still boasts many of the original features from when it was built in 1889, including an underground wine cellar.
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The home has been owned by one family for 32 years.
The large block has a price guide of $3.2-$3.5 million.
The Victorian era home is set on a 1000sq m block.
Records show the Reverend Harlin Butterly of the nearby St Andrew’s church once lived at the home, and an Italian family also grew vines, lemon and olive trees when they owned the expansive 1000sq m block.
Buxton Brighton agent Lisa Comben said it was not often grand Victorians with so much history came onto the market.
“Set in a prime part of Brighton, it’s not easy to come across Victorians on such a great package of land,” she said.
The large gardens include vines, lemon and olive trees.
The four-bedroom home could be modernised by its next owners, Ms Comben said.
Developers are also interested in the large block of land.
CoreLogic data shows the home last sold for $244,000 in 1985. It could provide quite a windfall for the vendor if it reaches its $3.2-$3.5 million price guide.
Ms Comben said families and developers would be interested in the address.
“It has really good accommodation and the ability to improve the property to meet your own needs,” she said.
“But you could also build a new house on the land, as there is no heritage overlay.”
Named after Queen Adelaide, the period home will go to auction on October 27.
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