Real Estate

Whitehorse’s oldest home seeks admirer after ‘a bit of Botox’

Whitehorse’s oldest home seeks admirer after ‘a bit of Botox’
Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-05-16 10:51:00

The Mt Pleasant Rd farmhouse is listed with a price range of $1.38-$1.43 million.

Whitehorse’s last remaining home from the nineteenth century, once a long-time residence of artist Eva Schubert, is once again looking for love on the market.

Last sold for $1.36 million in December 2016 to a Donvale downsizer, 129 Mt Pleasant Rd, Nunawading was recently listed with a price guide of $1.38-$1.43 million.

The three-bedroom home, constructed in 1891, has heritage overlay as a historical part of the early agriculture of the area.

Rare Nunawading cottage once home to artist Eva Schubert sells on huge Melbourne auction day

German woodcarvers’ 1870s home at Mt Pleasant Rd, Nunawading sells for $1.36M under the hammer

Big payday for Nunawading reno

As the Nunawading farmhouse appeared ahead of the renovation work.

Plaster coming off the wall forced a bigger than expected reno.

Ceilings rise to a bit more than 4m throughout the home.

A complete restoration has breathed new life into the former farmhouse, dubbed “The Wattles”, as a former wattle tree farm.

“Everything’s been done,” said Elite Women Nunawading director Elizabeth Dumonic, who assisted the vendors towards the end of the renovation.

“When it was restumped the plastering came off the wall — hence we had to start again. It really allowed us the opportunity to discover what was behind the wall — we really had appreciation of the progress in time.”

The garden also required extensive work.

The stable to the home’s right was also restored.

A commanding line of huge pine trees at the property’s entrance used to act as a windbreak for the wattle tree farm, Ms Dumonic said.

German woodcarvers Eva and Alfred Schubert lived in the property for decades after purchasing it in 1956 when they arrived in Australia.

Many of Mrs Schubert’s artworks are now on display across Australia, including at Museums Victoria.

Work begins.

The original floorboards were returned to their former glory

“Her work was just breathtaking,” Ms Dumonic said.

“The whole house was her canvas in the time she was there — art was everything to her.”

Among the highlights of The Wattles are 14ft — about 4.2m — tall ceilings with roses and handcrafted cornices, Baltic pine original floorboards, stained-glass windows and the farmhouse’s original stables.

Huge trees also surround the home.

“We left probably 95 per cent of the original weatherboard because it’s got that old charm and only replaced what was essential,” Ms Dumonic said.

“All the decorative pieces, I thought it would be criminal to get rid of those.”

“She’s (the house) had a bit of Botox and made herself beautiful.”

Large pines at the streetfront used to provide protection from the wind at the farm.

An aerial view showcases the 1256sq m block.

Approximately 40 groups had been through the property ahead of the May 25 auction.

“I’m looking for the ‘love’ buyer,” Ms Dumonic said.

“I’ve only ever seen a house once that evoked this much passion in people.”

The property was the home of Eva Schubert for decades.

One of three bedrooms at the home.

Barringo family snaps up 1860s Kyneton farmlet

Planning Minister steps in to save Hawthorn home

Breathtaking country views and eight-car garage to boot

Mailbox invite triggers neighbourly result in Bulleen

East Melbourne apartment poised to become state’s most expensive