Period home in Carlton North needs some TLC
A neglected Victorian home in Carlton North is waiting to be “restored to its former glory”.
Beyond the striking period facade at 139 Fenwick St are worn and raggedy interiors.
The 169sq m property — titled Ferngrove — has a $950,000-$1.04 million price tag and will head under the hammer on May 18.
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Morrison Kleeman agent Alvy Buffon said the unrenovated and single-fronted terrace was a deceased estate.
“There aren’t many period features and it is rather bland in its current state,” Mr Buffon said.
“If you look at photographs it has been neglected for many years.
“But it is in the epicentre of Carlton so you couldn’t find a better spot.
The front entrance moves past the two bedrooms to the decrepit living area and kitchen.
At the back is a study, bathroom and a courtyard with a garden, carport and toilet outside.
The property retains deep skirts, a decorative cornice and an arched hallway.
Mr Buffon said the Victorian had heritage overlay and needed TLC from an investor or a professional couple.
“Subject to council approval, the property could be extended with two more bedrooms and another bathroom installed,” Mr Buffon said.
“The kitchen needs to be updated but it has rear access from the laneway so you can park at the back if you are so inclined.
“In the right hands it could be restored to its former glory.”
The property last sold for $790,000 in October 2000, according to CoreLogic.
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