Tennis honcho serves up Williamstown home
IT’S a smashing time for tennis in Melbourne — and Tennis Victoria board president Gary Clark will be hoping the same applies to selling property. Mr Clark, a barrister who was appointed to the top position in state tennis in 2015, and his psychologist wife, Kaye Frankcom, are offering up their charming Williamstown home of almost 20 years.
The residence at 120 Cecil St has only changed hands twice since being built in 1910, most recently for $655,000 in December 1996, according to CoreLogic.
It’s part of the Cecil St heritage precinct and described as “a fine example of an asymmetrical Queen Anne villa” in a Victorian Heritage Database report, but Ms Frankcom said the house itself was not heritage listed.
Ms Frankcom said she and her husband were selling to downsize, as their two adult children were leaving home.
Ms Frankcom said the house, close to schools and amenities, was fully renovated in 2008, which involved remodelling the kitchen and pool.
The home retains Federation-era character in its weatherboard exterior and a series of panelled period rooms, but also offers contemporary comforts in the family-focused kitchen and dining area with a wine cellar. Five bedrooms and three bathrooms are spread across the home’s two levels, and a north-facing terrace features a pool, spa and built-in barbecue.
Selling agent, Greg Hocking Elly Partners director Wayne Elly said the home was one of Williamstown’s finest.
It’s set to go under the hammer on February 25, with early price expectations in the mid-$3 million range.