Considered one of Glen Waverley’s final remaining homesteads in available on the market as soon as once more, after its earlier marketing campaign brought about native controversy.
Plas Yollen, at 18-20 Packham Crescent, is on the market with a $2.6-$2.8m worth information – about half what it was priced at when it was beforehand listed in 2016.
Belle Property Glen Waverley agent Merelyn Bond mentioned the heritage-listed property on a 2612 sqm block couldn’t be demolished.
“The facade of the home should keep the identical, and whether or not you possibly can put one other home elsewhere on the block is topic to council approval,” Ms Bond mentioned.
“The property is sort of a step again in time – it does want some work inside but it surely might be simply restored to its former glory.”
Ms Bond mentioned a earlier gross sales marketing campaign by one other company had not made it clear to builders the property was protected.
It handed in at an public sale for $2m in April 2016, after in search of about $5m within the formidable marketing campaign. The Herald Sun reported at the time that promoting supplies had not included details about the heritage overlay.
The omission prompted considerations from neighbours on the time, who requested the auctioneer to announce on the public sale that the previous farmhouse couldn’t be demolished.
Ms Bond mentioned it could be price about $5m “if you happen to might pull the home down and develop it”, however that was not the case.
The 136-year-old residence and a neighbouring orchard was owned by the Peck household from 1899 to 1981, in response to the Waverley Historic Society.
The household farmed there and used the gardens for fetes to lift cash for the Pink Cross throughout World Warfare II, the society wrote in a 2011 publication.
It was constructed for Fitzroy surgeon Dr Thomas Hewlett and his farmer son Joseph as a “nation retreat” in 1880. Architect George Blackburne was one other previous proprietor and Sir Redmond Barry, who sentenced Ned Kelly to loss of life, additionally planted an impressive Norfolk Island tree within the entrance backyard.
Ms Bond mentioned the big land, lovely gardens and privateness have been highlights of the deal with and “uncommon” within the suburb. Its place within the Glen Waverley Secondary Faculty zone was additionally anticipated to draw households.
Charming options embody a wraparound veranda, enormous entrance corridor, formal front room with open fire, and a timber kitchen. The gardens comprise a solar-heated pool and a turfed cricket pitch with nets.
The homeowners have been taking the property to public sale on March 3, within the hope of a sale that will permit them to downsize, Ms Bond mentioned.