It may not look like much from the outside, but a hidden musical treasure in this Largs Bay home could earn its new owner a few extra bucks.
Built in 1974, the three-bedroom ranch-style home at 438 Military Rd is being offered to the market for the first time in 45 years and features a custom-made entertainment unit that will have retro enthusiasts in awe.
It includes a vintage reel-to-reel player – made popular in the sixties, a cassette player, a vinyl player, an equaliser and an FM/AM radio – all of which are in working order.
A quick internet search shows each item could resell anywhere between $250 and $1000, providing a cash bonus to whoever buys the home.
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Selling agent Peter Kikianis of Ray White Semaphore says while buyers were predominantly drawn to the home for its location, the entertainment unit had undoubtedly become a key talking point.
“The property was originally the Largs Bay croquet club and the house itself was built in 1974 by a family who loved to entertain,” he says.
“I’ve been told by the people I’m selling this place for that their parents held many parties in this home and that at the time it was built, their father wanted a state-of-the-art sound system.
“So they’ve had this cabinet specifically made with all that equipment.
“They wanted something that would allow them to play whatever form of music they liked. It’s quite a talking point and you can close it all up, so you just have this beautiful timber unit to look at.”
Set at the top end of Musgrave St with views all the way down to the Esplanade, Mr Kikianis says the property offered plenty for prospective renovators or those seeking a big block of land to build their dream home.
As it stands, the 1354sqm property includes a three-bedroom, one bathroom home with an open-plan lounge and dining area. There’s also a country-style kitchen with a second meals area, which opens out to the rear yard, and a large rumpus or master bedroom on the upper floor.
“The music cabinet is the focal point of the home but a lot of people also like the design of the home,” Mr Kikianis says.
“It’s been designed in a chalet-style with raked ceilings and open-plan living spaces and you can tell it’s been a happy home for many years.
“The home also sits on a very unique parcel of land and you get some beautiful views.
“So for those who don’t want to renovate, the land does give the opportunity to build a dream home.”