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Century-old Frankston beauty hits the market

Character-filled period residence in commercial one zone, still contains original beauty

A near 100-year-old Frankston period home, in mostly original condition, has been listed for sale for the first time in 30 years.

The charming home at50 Cranbourne Rd, Frankston, sitting on a 679sq m block will go under the hammer on March 13, with a $795,000-$870,000 price guide.

The four-bedroom classic is nearing its 100th birthday, but you wouldn’t guess from its current state, according to Barry Plant Frankston sales agent, Alyssia Jecks.

“This home was definitely built to last; you would not know it was built almost 100-years ago,” Ms Jecks said.

“We don’t know the exact build date, but it’s still original features indicate it’s been standing for almost a century.”

Set in both a commercial one zone and the coveted Frankston High School zone, Ms Jecks said it holds “endless opportunities”.

“The location is perfect for someone looking to develop the property into a commercial premises or raise a family,” she said.

“We have had great interest from buyers, even someone who would like to move in and keep the home in its original condition.”

With all of its quirks and character on the inside, the backyard also features a tree house, swing pit, undercover BBQ/kitchenette and a jacuzzi.

Aside from the renovated kitchen, the home is still primarily in its original form and showcases stained glass windows, detailed cornices, ceiling roses and chandeliers.

Ms Jecks said the detailed timber work on the door frames features cut-out roses, while the bathroom is still home to its original clawfoot bathtub.

“With all of its original features, you get a really special feeling as you walk through the home, a sense that it has been loved for a long time,” she said.

“It’s really quite special with all of those little things that you don’t get in your everyday house anymore.”


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