Epic 1960s time capsule home with original retro wallpaper and furnishings

Epic 1960s time capsule home with original retro wallpaper and furnishings

An unbelievable retro time capsule from the Nineteen Sixties is on supply with the sale of a beloved household house in a priceless waterfront setting in Rodd Level.

The strong brick property at 14 Brisbane Avenue has been untouched for many years, with basic wallpaper, tiles, fixtures, and fittings intact.

The unbelievable home is a preserved have a look at household dwelling from a bygone period. Image: realestate.com.au/purchase


Promoting agent Adrian Oddi from Bresic Whitney in Balmain stated the house is “as genuine as they arrive” and a snapshot of Australian household life from a bygone period.

“All houses inform a narrative, however some extra so than others,” Mr Oddi stated.

The house has been untouched for many years and retains unique options from the 60s. Image: realestate.com.au/purchase


Whereas solely available on the market a couple of days, the itemizing has drawn a rush of curiosity from each locals and out-of-area patrons, he stated.

“It’s a mixture of households and builders. A northeast-facing bayside house will at all times be common. This house has all the appropriate containers ticked.”

It boasts spectacular views throughout the water. Image: realestate.com.au/purchase


The three-bedroom, one-bathroom brick home sits on a 379sqm block. It has separate dwelling and eating areas, a storage with a workshop, driveway area for extra off-street parking, and a big yard.

Mr Oddi stated the sale represents a uncommon alternative for the following proprietor to “reimagine its subsequent chapter”.

“I’m excited to see what comes subsequent as a result of this one is particular,” he stated.

There are separate dwelling and household areas all through. Image: realestate.com.au/purchase


Vendor Beth Jessup stated her father Tony was a month off 98 when he died. He moved into the home when he was 36 along with his spouse Carmel, and he or she and her sister.

“Rodd Level then might be a bit of excessive on the nostril at instances, with the stench of seaweed and precise chemical substances from manufacturing unit runoffs that lined the Parramatta River foreshore,” Ms Jessup stated.

“A dredging of Iron Cove occurred someday within the late Nineteen Sixties, which put pay to that. The marine life multiplied once more, the well being of the ecosystem returned, and property costs began to maneuver.”

It presents limitless potential for a brand new proprietor. Image: realestate.com.au/purchase


The home advanced over time too, with the addition of a giant sunroom and new kitchen by way of an extension within the 60s.

It was her mum Carmel that was chargeable for work on the house although as “dad wasn’t the handyman”.

“For 40 years, dad entertained his [accountancy] purchasers within the entrance workplace, sitting at his big flip of the century French polished desk.”

The previous proprietor ran his accounting enterprise from the property. Image: realestate.com.au/purchase


He was one thing of a neighborhood icon for a lot of his life, she stated. He was unmissable due to his classic racing inexperienced Volvo sedan, which remains to be parked downstairs, and a definite sense of fashion. 

“[He would be] dressed both in his Smartex tartan woollen dressing robe with patched elbows, or an costly tailor-made, normally darkish navy, woollen swimsuit, white silk shirt, crimson silk tie… no matter temper took him,” she stated.

The water views are priceless. Image: realestate.com.au/purchase


As a toddler, Ms Jessup would get up early typically to look at the “superb” dawn along with her dad. That priceless vista is a giant a part of the explanation that he insisted dwelling within the house till the very finish, she stated.

“He’d say: ‘Why would I wish to depart a view like that.’ That view, that sweep up Iron Cove any time, is gorgeous.

“The stillness and peace of the lights on the water at evening… and on New Yr’s Eve, you may sit out and watch the fireworks transferring down the river. It is a prize and I am going to miss it. All of the household will.”

The property heads to public sale on 29 October with a worth information of $4.2 million.

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