Today a sublime combination of local history and inspirational renovation. In our 10 years at MA we’ve listed this home twice before and on both occasions thought it would be for the last time as earlier listing images and reports from the ground had indicated a run-down and almost dank property requiring real vision and yakka to bring it from the brink. Longtime family home of beloved cartoonist ‘W.E.G’ (there is no footy fan over a certain age who will not have a WEG poster hidden on some wall, somewhere) this is yet another architectural knockout from the fabulous Chancellor and Patrick (c.1962). A typical classic with its gabled roof, heavy FLW masonry and beautiful timber work. So now we report with glee that a visionary was found (or perhaps they found this home) and in the spirit of the Fitzpatrick House we listed last month, it too has just charged triumphantly through the banner ready to rumble in championship condition once more. And, not discounting the incredible toil undertaken here, it’s quite eye-opening what the simple placement of a pool fence can do right? Highest praise to the vendors and good luck to all who are throwing into the ring in for this one, it really is a heroic house.
‘Green House’ 1 Aringa Ct, Heathmont VIC
May 3, 2018 | Archives