Upside down picket fence interiors sells Thornbury cottage

Upside down picket fence interiors sells Thornbury cottage
Upside down picket fence interiors sells Thornbury cottage

Avery Green, the quizzical Thornbury cottage was sold by the RMIT associate professor of architecture and design Pia Ednie-Brown for a stellar $972,000 at weekend auction.

Renovated and extended last year, Jellis Craig had the two-bedroom 1895 house on 228 sqm offered with price hopes of $870,000-plus.

The bidding on 6 Martin Street began at $850,000 and it was sold to the opening bidders after being announced on the market at $970,000.

Pia Ednie-Brown says she came to know her home of six years “as a person,” even more so as she renovated.

There's now an inside garden next to the kitchen sink, inspired by the wintergardens of the Victorian era. That upside-down picket fence wont be everyone's idea as a ceiling feature in the kitchen. But inspectees loved the tidy backyard with round concrete pavers. 

The property cost $345,000 in 2006, when last listed with $330,000 plus hopes. 

“My hope is that fostering a sense of personal relationship with the buildings we inhabit will also encourage deeper awareness, care and respect for our environments,” Ms Ednie-Brown said on averygreen.org.

"A house becomes part of a family whether ‘owned' or rented – by moving in you enter into a relationship with it," she said.

Avery's Victorian elegance is sprinkled with 1950's art deco and lavished with a contemporary twist, the marketing advised.

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor

Jonathan Chancellor is one of our authors. Jonathan has been writing about property since the early 1980s and is editor-at-large of Property Observer.

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