Graffiti covered listing takes inner northern grunge to another level

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The vacant former milk bar has a price tag of close to $1 million.

A graffiti covered former milk bar and home is in need of a serious renovation but could be the epitome of edgy inner northern conversions.

The three-bedroom property at 88 Rae St
, Fitzroy North has tagging scrawled on the facade and comes with a $900,000-$990,000 price tag.

Moss Estate Agents director Tom Moss said the property was built in the late-1800s and purchased as a family home in the 1970s.

He said it was later transformed into an investment property.

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Lots of potential inside.

“The former milk bar needs a major renovation but it is (located) among some high quality renovated homes,” Mr Moss said.

“It has gotten to the stage where it needs a new kitchen and bathroom and anyone buying it will want to do some major work.

“I’d like to see it restored to its former splendour.”

Inside are three bedrooms at the front, while an arched wall divides the lounge room and the kitchen.

Mr Moss said the property had heritage overlay so potential changes would be largely internal.

“There’s been lots of interest from buyers who have the ability to see beyond its current state and are looking for something with a bit of a flair,” Mr Moss said.

“A first-home buyer might find it a bit too daunting, but we’re getting interest from architects and designers who understand the building.”

Side view of the property.

The property was rented until recently.

“There is a fair bit of graffiti around it because it is vacant,” Mr Moss said.

“But I’d like to see elements of the milk bar brought back as a bit of a theme.

“Council permitting, a mural or artwork could be installed to create that old look as a milk bar on the facade.

“You could create something quite unique in Fitzroy.”

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