Char­ac­ter home awaits the next chap­ter

The Gazette Real Estate - - VIEW -

Built in 1940, Wil­lan­ndale, named af­ter the for­mer owner’s two chil­dren, was con­structed as a labour of love, a wed­ding gift from Jim Dun­can to his bride Jean Soutar.

Jean later be­came a no­table War­ragul fig­ure in­volved in nu­mer­ous com­mu­nity groups and ac­tiv­i­ties un­til her death in 2017 at the age of 100. The weath­er­board home, full of his­tory and char­ac­ter is poised for the next chap­ter. Al­though in need of ren­o­va­tion and re­fur­bish­ment for a mod­ern life­style, there is huge po­ten­tial to cre­ate a won­der­ful fam­ily home for the for­tu­nate buyer. High ceil­ings, dec­o­ra­tive Art Deco ceil­ing pan­els, or­nate cor­nices and fret­work, deep skirt­ings and two brick fire­places are orig­i­nal fea­tures. Po­si­tioned on an ap­prox­i­mate 2,700m2 cor­ner al­lot­ment, num­ber 41 Rule­mount Road also of­fers mul­ti­ple in­vest­ment and sub­di­vi­sion op­tions (STCA). The el­e­vated site has an un­in­ter­rupted vista across the town­ship to the Baw Baw Ranges whilst be­ing only min­utes from the free­way, town cen­tre and train sta­tion.

Three bed­rooms, cen­tral bath­room, spa­cious liv­ing and din­ing rooms, vin­tage kitchen and a fourth be­d­room or an ad­di­tional liv­ing area are in­cluded in the lay­out.

There is also a dou­ble car­port, garage, an ex­ter­nal laun­dry and a store­room. At the rear is an in-ground con­crete pool, in­stalled around 1956, only the sec­ond pool to be built in War­ragul. The pool and the sur­round­ing gar­dens of ma­jes­tic trees and rolling lawn were the cen­tre­piece of many fam­ily gath­er­ings dur­ing the sum­mer months.

An en­closed front porch and dou­ble en­try doors lead to a broad en­trance hall flanked by the main be­d­room, liv­ing room, ad­join­ing din­ing room and the kitchen. Large win­dows in the be­d­room and liv­ing room en­joy a sunny northerly as­pect and su­perb out­look. A solid fuel heater is set into the fire­place in the liv­ing room, a split sys­tem air con­di­tioner as­sists with cli­mate con­trol. Fur­ther along the en­try hall are the bath­room with a pedestal basin, shower, bath and toi­let, be­d­room two, a fourth be­d­room or sec­ond liv­ing area and the third be­d­room, a re­sult of a 1975 ex­ten­sion. Built-in robes are in­cluded in the main be­d­room and there is a linen closet in the hall. Num­ber 41 Rule­mount Road, War­ragul is an ex­cit­ing op­por­tu­nity to be part of his­tory and cre­ate a home that is truly spe­cial and unique. Fur­ther in­for­ma­tion may be ob­tained from the mar­ket­ing agent Ja­son Lee of Har­courts War­ragul on 5622 3333 or 0419 441 697.

On the mar­ket for $549,000.

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