Crumbling 100-year-old Brunswick home desperate for TLC


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24 Edmends St has a price guide of $1.35-$1.45 million.

A longstanding but now crumbling heritage home with a spot for a horse and cart is up for grabs in Brunswick.

The circa-1900s property at 24 Edmends St has been owned by the same family for about 60 years.

It retains original features including high ceilings, iron lacework, ornate timber mantelpieces and classic fireplaces.

The three-bedroom home has a $1.35-$1.45 million price tag.

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The facade requires some work.

A charming window with glass etching remains.

The original door.

Step inside the entrance hall.

Lewis Reality agent Daniel Veronese said the Federation period home was “reroofed, restumped, replumbed and rewired” about 20 years ago.

But he said it needed to be refurbished, repainted and replastered to make it liveable.

“Different family members have lived there over the years and it has also been used as an investment property,” Mr Veronese said.

“Some of the ‘Rs’ were completed a few decades back, but not a lot of work has been done to it.

“It lends itself to restoration with a contemporary extension at the rear, subject to council approval.”

Set on about 542sq m, the property features a “quite usable” bathroom, large backyard and an “original outbuilding where you would park your horse and cart in the laneway”.

Mr Veronese said the property was part of an estate sale.

“The family was weighing up whether to lease or sell the property but, with a heavy heart, they decided to sell,” Mr Veronese said.

High ceilings and mantelpieces intact.

The kitchen with an original stove.

Inside are three bedrooms.

Set on 542sq m with the possibility for an extension.

“We have had pretty good interest with three buyers coming back for a second look and 10-12 inspections in total.

“Ideally I’d like to see the buyers combine new world and practical living while keeping the old features intact.”

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