Literature at the centre of clever Brunswick Victorian
This charming Victorian in the heart of Brunswick is a bookworm’s dream.
Combining period features with modern charm, the circa-1910 property at 34 Thomas St is far from a Bleak House.
Standout features include decorative fireplaces, high ceilings with rosettes, and its position on a 232sq m block of land.
But its masterpiece is the arched bookshelf custom built by Chris Wann Woodwor
k at the centre.
The property has a price tag of $850,000-$900,000.
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This Brisbane home comes with a bookshelf that fills an entire wall
Jellis Craig agent Lachlan Goddard said the bookshelf added warmth and personality to the Victorian period home.
“Lots of homes come to market stripped of everything that makes it unique but this one is different,” Mr Goddard said.
“The owners received advice to pull the bookshelf down before their house hit the market but we were adamantly against that.
“It is one of the key selling points.”
At the front of the house are two bedrooms with wardrobes and fireplaces.
The impressive bookshelf is between the living room and kitchen with a dining area.
A deck runs along the side of the house and leads to the pleasant rear garden.
Features include a bathroom with a shower and bath, heating, cooling and NBN connectivity.
Mr Goddard said the vendors — in academia and the printing industry — were both avid readers.
He said they were looking for a larger house in Brunswick to accommodate another child.
“They toyed with the idea of extending but it became too hard,” Mr Goddard said.
“They’ll have to get their friend (Chris Wann) to make another bookshelf in their new property.
“It adds so much character.”
The house is set to go under the hammer on March 30.
CoreLogic data shows the property — pre-bookshelf — last sold for $600,000 in 2011.
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