A four-bedroom cottage on Clifton Road, Clovelly is going to market for the first time in 100 years.
The 496m² block was originally built by local builder Malcolm McIntyre and passed through the family to grandson Tony Plummer, a former economics teacher, who is now selling it.
The block is believed to have cost McIntyre approximately £388 back in 1914, but could go at auction next month for upwards of $2 million.
While the house has original features such as leadlight windows, an old-fashioned gas kitchen, high ceilings and a large welcome entry hall, real estate agents call it “raw product” ripe for redevelopment.
“It’s difficult to find a 500-square-metre block in Clovelly, and it’s certainly on one of the best streets that isn’t seaside,” said Simon Platt of Ray White Coogee.
Platt has been a local agent for over 24 years, and in that time, sold some homes three or four times.
“This is the first time I’ve sold a property which was 100 years old… the oldest was probably 50 or 60 years.
“The average turnover of a property is seven to 10 years.. so this is quite rare.”
Clovelly is considered a high deman.
Most Clovelly residents are mature aged (23%), followed by couples and families (13.2%).
Here’s a look at a century of history for sale on Domain.
And would have been pleased to know that his house 'has gone on to celebrate its own century, and is ready for its next innings'.
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