We’ve just entered a new decade, which will undoubtedly bring new styles and trends in housing.
But sometimes, there’s nothing wrong with living in the past.
There are some fantastic time capsules from different eras on the market across Victoria.
3832 CRESWICK-NEWSTEAD RD, ALLENDALE
Price guide: $1.495-$1.64 million
Period charm hits you the moment you step through the door of this Victorian homestead with a grand leadlight entrance.
The five-bedroom house is filled to the brim with immaculate century-old flourishes, including ornate fireplaces, pressed-metal ceilings, ornate cornices and bay windows.
Manicured gardens with neat hedges and a fruit orchard, fenced paddocks and a dam fill the remainder of the 8.3ha block.
Buxton Ballarat’s Mark Nunn is handling the sale of the property, which is 25 minutes north of Ballarat and carries a $1.495-$1.64 million price guide.
56 WILGAH ST, ST KILDA EAST
Price guide: $2-$2.2 million
This 1920s residence oozes Art Deco charm, with a recent renovation retaining its original pressed ceilings, panelled walls and leadlight windows.
The three-bedroom home’s immaculate white interior contrasts beautifully with dark herringbone floors.
And modern touches blend seamlessly with the old-world features — best displayed in the kitchen containing marble benchtops, soft-closing drawers, and stainless-steel Miele appliances.
It’s up for grabs via Follet & Co’s Ryan Fisher, with a $2-$2.2 million price guide.
58 PRINCE CHARLES ST, CLAYTON
Price guide: $1.15-$1.25 million for February 29 auction
With a red brick facade, terracotta-tiled roof, green kitchen, boldly-carpeted living room and Hills hoist in the backyard, this Clayton pad is straight out of the ‘50s.
The time capsule has belonged to the same family since it was built seven decades ago, according to selling agency Ray White Clayton.
The 720sq m property — featuring a separate building containing a laundry, workshop and garage — is due to be auctioned on February 29 for $1.15-$1.25 million.
3090 GEMBROOK-LAUNCHING PLACE RD, GEMBROOK
Pride guide: $720,000
This groovy Gembrook home looks like it’s been kept in immaculate condition since the ‘70s — but there’s more to it than meets the eye.
Owners Fiona Kozub and Lance Petrie spent a decade restoring “pretty much all the 1970s style” into the brick house.
It now features whimsical wallpaper, a vinyl couch, retro kitchen and a swinging music studio.
“(We) have spent years collecting a lot of stuff from flea markets,” Ms Kozub said.
They’re now selling the home for $720,000, via Ranges First National’s Mick Dolphin, to “shake things up a bit”.
20 MONTFORD CLOSE, BLAIRGOWRIE
Price guide: $4.2 million
This brand-new build brings contemporary coastal chic to the market, boasting minimalist style with clean lines, high-end finishes and an understated colour scheme.
The floorplan is also super modern, featuring big open spaces and seamlessly blending indoor and outdoor living.
A tennis court and pool complete the 2929sq m property, which was created by contemporary home builders InForm and is asking $4.2 million through Peninsula Sotheby’s managing director Rob Curtain.