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“Hills End”: A Haven just Footsteps from The Iconic Patch Store

1 Lawrence Road, THE PATCH
Price: Contact Agent
Property Category: House
  • 1968 Sqm
Floorplan: View Floorplan


This enchanting retreat, brimming with character, offers five bedrooms and a single bathroom, presenting the perfect canvas for a contemporary transformation while retaining its charming essence. Previously a whimsical abode of a celebrated wordsmith, it is easy to see how inspiration was forthcoming in this magical location just footsteps from The Patch Store, a beloved local haunt where residents gather for their daily essentials and community camaraderie.

Step inside to discover two distinct living areas, each with its own unique charm. The lounge, featuring a cozy pot belly stove, exudes warmth and character, inviting you to curl up with a good book and immerse yourself in literary adventures. Meanwhile, the living/meals area boasts a spectacular, cathedral picture window framing a superb view of the garden including a majestic ginkgo tree, the view offers a serene backdrop for everyday dining and relaxation.

Outside, the stunning Edna Walling designed gardens are a veritable oasis, adorned with a chestnut, birch, sycamore and claret ash tree framed by Walling’s hallmark stonework where prolific birdlife adds a symphony of sounds to the tranquil surroundings.

With its great bones and quirky charm, this beloved home is a rare find, offering endless potential for those with a vision to create their own modern masterpiece amidst the idyllic beauty of The Patch.

At a Glance:

• Character home on a generous 1968m2 allotment.
• Only two owners, built by an Italian builder circa 1960, the original home of acclaimed Australian author Ivan Southall who wrote “Hills End”.
• Single-level design with scope for modern updates.
• Lounge/family room with pot belly wood fire.
• Living/meals with spectacular window looking out to a Ginko tree.
• Original kitchen with walk-in larder/pantry.
• 5 bedrooms and 1 bathroom.
• Powder room.
• Split system air-conditioning.
• Double carport plus off-street parking.
• Two garden sheds.
• 170m to The Patch Store and an easy 10-minute amble to The Patch Primary School.
• 3-minute walk to the #663 bus.
• Less than 5-minutes to drive to greater amenities in Monbulk Village including supermarket and medical centre.

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