IF houses could talk, this spacious, single-level character residence would have some great stories to tell.
The owners said over the years it had played host to countless dignitaries, including members of the Thai royal family, ambassadors, the governor general, governors, premiers, various ministers and consul-generals among others.
The home was also the place the owners’ families celebrated special milestones, such as the birth of six grandchildren, marriages, graduations, birthdays and anniversaries.
“The house has suited a lifestyle of swimming walks, entertaining, gardening and sheer joy,” they said.
It was built in 1960 and the owners said it offered several opportunities: it could be lived in as is for many years to come, sympathetically renovated or redeveloped to provide river glimpses.
A sunroom that opens to the backyard offers more living space and is a light-filled delight.
It overlooks the lawn, roses and pool and was one of the owners’ favourite rooms.
Outside, there is a paved alfresco area with vine-covered pergola and lush established gardens.
The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home is on a 1012sq m block in a “friendly and peaceful” neighbourhood and attractive location.
“The proximity of Bishop Road Reserve and the White Beach has enabled daily pleasure and the proximity of Dalkeith Village has been most convenient,” the owners said.
“The easy access to the city, Claremont shops, the ocean and hospitals has also been a bonus.”
The home is waiting for a new family to add their memories to its wonderful history.
135 Victoria Avenue
Auction: March 9 at 10.30am
Agency: Ray White Dalkeith-Claremont
Contact: Vivien Yap on 0433 258 818 or Phoebe Shi on 0478 950 812