CLASSIC retro, vintage, quirky and delightfully simple. These are all words that would describe an original 1950s beach house going to auction in Inverloch this Saturday, May 5 at 11am.
And if the number of people who went through the house at 6 Churchill Crescent last weekend during an ‘open for inspection’ are any indication, the compact three bedroom home on 542m2 of land should reach the estimated selling price around the $450,000 mark.
That’s a modest investment by Inverloch standards but it’s a property that does present a few challenges while ultimately having plenty of upside.
“The property has only been owned by the one family, who bought it in 1953 and built this classic beach house in 1958 for the princely sum of £2500,” said selling agent, Lewis Stone of Lewis Stone Real Estate.
“You can just imagine it being a great place to come to for a beach holiday over many years but the time has come now for the family to sell. It is being sold as part of a deceased estate.
“It’s a charming, simple, quaint three bedroom home in really good order. It’s got tons of character and it’s in a really good location.
“The property has many original features and I can see someone buying it, maybe keeping it for five to 10 years and eventually building a new home here or renovating.
“It would be a great block to build on in the future or just keep it like it is. It’s a lovely little house.”
Mr Stone said the property has already attracted a lot of interest and being close to both the beach and the main street it has a lot to recommend it.
The original 10 square cottage is situated in a quiet, elevated location off Halford Street where there’s rear-lane access and plenty of backyard parking for all the coastal toys.
The house has been well-maintained and presented in tidy, original condition. As well as the three bedrooms, there’s a galley style kitchen, laundry/bathroom and comfortable open-plan living/dining area with hardwood floors.
The living room features an on-trend original crazy slate fireplace and large Jindara wood heater with fan.
There’s a rear garden shed, water tank and good fencing and gates.
The house is little more than 400 metres from the shops and only five minutes’ walk to the beach.
“Some of the heritage furniture and other fittings are available for the successful buyer if they’d like to buy them but either way the house has a lovely feel to it,” Mr Stone said.
The auction of 6 Churchill Street, Inverloch will be held this Saturday, May 5 at 11am. Contact Lewis Stone 0407505141 or Sarah Spencer-Smith 0417515942 for further details.
Strong interest in beach house auction