Links to an early civic leader are part of the her­itage ap­peal at this dream home

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THIS home’s rich history runs even deeper than its gor­geous Vic­to­rian pe­riod de­tails, in­clud­ing orig­i­nal tim­ber floors, or­nate cor­nices, high ceil­ings and dec­o­ra­tive fire­places. It is thought to

have been part of the 1860s es­tate of early res­i­dent and first mayor of Cam­ber­well John But­ler Mal­ing. The house was built for

Mal­ing’s brother, Ge­orge, and took up more than one lot. The cur­rent own­ers joined the prop­er­ties un­der one ti­tle af­ter buy­ing them in 1988. While the charm of yes­ter­year has been re­tained, the four-bed­room house has been im­mac­u­lately mod­ernised. RT Edgar, Boroon­dara, is selling the home, with of­fers

clos­ing Septem­ber 19


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