House for sale
10 The Grove,
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First Time EVER Offered For Sale!!Cecily O’Brien knew a thing or two about real estate when she bought this block of virgin bush ‘out in the sticks’ for 150 pounds (that’s right – just $300) in 1944 whilst her husband Bill was away at the war
And you’ve heard the expression “they don’t build homes like this anymore”. Well …. William O’Brien employed his army mate and master builder, George Prosser, to craft this very functional 2 bedroom brick and tile home at a cost of about 1,000 pounds in 1949/1950.
Situated in the Olive Grove Estate, just 500 metres to the water’s edge of Lake Monger and set on a sprawling 776 square metre site that rises gently above road level, this home has stood the test of time.
But time marches on … and, after being owned by the O’Briens for 70 years, now it’s your turn.
This property offers plenty of options:-
>> It is a terrific ‘entry’ into Wembley,
>> there’s potential to extend and renovate or
>> a wonderful site on which to build your dream home – the choice is yours.
Special features include:-
>> a warm, welcoming entry hall leads to a
>> formal lounge with brick fireplace
>> there are 2 generous bedrooms plus 'room finished' sleepout and
>> a very functional kitchen and dining with split level gas cooker.
>> there's a huge lock up garage
>> established lawns and gardens are watered from an on-site well and there's plenty of room to kick a football or play Test Match cricket.
So we’re offering this home for sale by Public Auction at 11am on Saturday 8 February 2014 – we want everyone to have the chance to own this truly unique opportunity.
Come and inspect on Saturday between 11am and 12 noon, twice on Wednesdays between 12 noon and 1pm and after work in the twilight between 5.30 and 6.30pm or by appointment with Wembley’s Auction specialist, Louis Carr. It will be worth it!
And Yes –we expect this home to sell for about LAND VALUE.
Last updated: 12:43PM on Jan 30th 2014