“Overton” has been home to the Quinn family for over half a century, and is set on approximately 1,227sqm of level land in the inner shopping precinct of Claremont. Now for sale, this is a rare opportunity to purchase and should you wish, develop this “inner residential” property, with the unique ability to be able to subdivide the property into four (4) lots – subject to council approval of course, you could also leave the perfectly sited original home and build around it!
Life was once very different at “Overton” and in Claremont itself, when the Quinn family first moved in 59 years ago into what was the first brick house in the street. With its high fences, ornate candelabras and retro fittings including the yellow sunken bath (which still exists), the Quinn family led a very self-sufficient lifestyle with chooks, beehives, veggie garden and several fruit trees which still remain on this exceptional parcel of land. Fanciful family stories about fishing off the shore around Cadbury Point with fish jumping into the boat before the line even went in, and riding mini-bikes around the huge expanse of open land around Cadbury’s Estate – the perfect playground for young kids to spend the days outdoors – are etched in history!
Many large family gatherings were spent around the kitchen table while “the boys” vigorously mowed a cricket pitch in the backyard ready for the next innings, instead of attending to their more menial chores! These happy memories have filled every room of this home, which was extended in the early 1970’s to accommodate the expanding Quinn family.
Today, much of the home is in its original state, providing you, the new owner, with the unique opportunity to renovate the original 1940’s and subsequent 1970’s decor to the caliber of modern-day properties.
There are multiple possibilities to explore, depending on what you want “Overton” to be; a family home where you can create your own memories with a backyard big enough to mow your own cricket pitch or erect some footy goals; a development site to start afresh, subdivide and build on to maximise the fabulous location across the road from the Claremont Shopping Plaza or; a combination of the two, incorporating the existing home with additional development on the land surrounding it.
Whatever your intentions, there is one thing that is certain…a property of this size, location and potential does not come along every day and “Overton” is now ready to be handed over to a new family to create their own story for generations to come.
NOTE: The Vendors reserve the right to accept an offer prior to the Auction day.