Wacky wallpaper a highlight of colourful Camberwell home


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Is this how The Addams Family dines?

Bold statements seem to be the order of the day at this Camberwell house.

Behind an unassuming facade with heritage overlay, 58 Prospect Hill Rd is hiding seriously blinged-up and unapologetically flashy wallpaper in almost every room.

“Soaring rose-laden ceilings and grandly proportioned rooms reflect the pedigree of its heyday whilst later updates reveal some of the dramatic colour and whimsy evocative of the 1980s,” the two-bedroom home’s playful online listing reads.

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There’s nothing to see here …

A brilliantly dazzling sitting room.

“The study looks like we should be having a cigar there — or a brandy,” Jellis Craig Balwyn agent Simon Lord said.

“I’m really hoping someone keeps the wallpaper — a stylist might, it’s groovy.”

The 1890s-built Camberwell house, which is on the market for the first time in more than 50 years, has an indicative selling price of $2 million.

The suburb’s median house price is $1.94 million, according to CoreLogic data.

A spacious main bedroom.

Retro is still all the rage in the kitchen.

You’d half expect to see Alice in Wonderland’s White Queen.

Mr Lord said the heritage overlay on the home’s facade would be attractive to buyers.

“The romantic notion is someone that wants that overlay and works it into the plan of a nice modern extension,” he said.

“Nice big rooms at the front probably lend itself to an extension at the back.”

“The current owner was very happy in their surrounds and loved the location, now it’s ready for the new family to come in and work with the solid bones.”

The owner of the property has moved into aged care.

DIY bookshelves in a study, which could also be a second bedroom.

The delightful Camberwell property is on the market for $2 million.

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