DRAW FROM WEG’S LEGACY

Sunday Herald Sun - - Real Estate - SAMANTHA LANDY

A HEATHMONT house her­itage listed for be­ing the “home and study” of late leg­endary Her­ald car­toon­ist

has hit the mar­ket. The four-bed­room house at 1 Aringa Court was built for Green, aka WEG, in 1963 and he lived there un­til his death in 2008.

A Vic­to­rian Her­itage Data­base doc­u­ment de­scribes the house as his­tor­i­cally and so­cially sig­nif­i­cant as “the place where (WEG) lived for half his ca­reer, and where he pro­duced his iconic an­nual AFL Grand Fi­nal posters from 1987”.

WEG cre­ated a poster ev­ery year from 1954 for The Her­ald and later Her­ald Sun, with more than $2 mil­lion in sales go­ing to the Royal Chil­dren’s Hospi­tal.

He was the news­pa­per’s car­toon­ist for 40 years un­til his re­tire­ment in 1986 and also il­lus­trated sev­eral of

cricket books, with the her­itage state­ment de­scrib­ing his work as “a defin­ing part of Vic­to­rian life and cul­ture”.

The WEG house, set on a sub­stan­tial 2651sq m block, is sched­uled for auc­tion on June 2 with a $1.6-$1.76 mil­lion price guide.

It’s also con­sid­ered ar­chi­tec­turally im­por­tant for be­ing de­signed by Chan­cel­lor & Pa­trick, a well-known Mel­bourne firm in the 1950s and ’60s.

Barry Plant Heathmont direc­tor Louise Car­rigg said the house had be­longed to two own­ers since WEG (right) — a de­vel­oper who al­most My own home and I am lucky enough to have a coastal home, too. The green parks and the schools. knocked it down, and the cur­rent own­ers who had re­stored it to its for­mer glory.

She said the de­mo­li­tion was prevented by neigh­bours who recog­nised the home’s value to the com­mu­nity, lead­ing to it ob­tain­ing lo­cal her­itage over­lay.

CoreLogic records show the de­vel­oper sold the prop­erty in 2013 for $710,000.

The cur­rent own­ers were mod­ernist ar­chi­tec­ture en­thu­si­asts who had brought the pad back to life from a “run­down” state, Ms Car­rigg said.

This in­volved land­scap­ing the grounds, which fea­ture a pool, spa and large out­door en­ter­tain­ing area. The street was beau­ti­ful — lined with lovely, old trees. The house had a ten­nis court, and with an ac­tive fam­ily, it was per­fect. We ren­o­vated the in­te­rior and also the look of the home. The house faces west. If I could change any­thing, I would have a yard that faces north. I think this makes a big dif­fer­ence to how a house feels and the light that comes in­side. Grow­ing up, we lived in two homes. But since I have been mar­ried (to hus­band Jeff Al­lis), we have lived in about nine. We are con­stantly ren­o­vat­ing and up­grad­ing. I love prop­erty, so I am a very keen prop­erty buyer. I love buy­ing, sell­ing, ren­o­vat­ing and build­ing. Over the years, I have sold four houses and five apart­ments. We are build­ing our new home in South Yarra. We hope to be in the house in March 2019. When you make a profit from your buy­ing and sell­ing. When you move into a prop­erty and you do not have nice neigh­bours. Your home is your sanc­tu­ary. So, com­ing home to neigh­bours who are not nice can re­ally kill the vibe. You should have all your debt in your in­vest­ment prop­erty and pay off your mort­gage as quickly as you can. Win at auc­tion at all costs and the prop­erty will even­tu­ally be worth what you pay. My ad­vice is stick to your bud­get and al­ways live within your means. Ja­nine Al­lis is the founder of Boost Juice and Re­tail Zoo and a “shark” on Chan­nel 10’s Shark Tank (new sea­son starts this Tues­day at 8.30pm)

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.