Neil Clerehan 1950s Pascoe Vale designed home sold

Neil Clerehan 1950s Pascoe Vale designed home sold
Neil Clerehan 1950s Pascoe Vale designed home sold

A mid-century classic Pascoe Vale South house has been sold for $939,000.

Located at 33 Ward Grove, it was designed by architect Neil Clerehan.

The buyers had been looking for a long time and will move in as owner-occupiers.

Maintained in mint conditions it has been owned by the original owners for sixty years atop Coonans Hill.

The three-bedroom brick home was part of the Small Homes Service scheme in the 1950s, which was headed by Robin Boyd.

Boyd drew up the first designs, then architectural colleagues submitted others. Neil Clerehan, who took over from Boyd as director of the service in the 1950s, once said it was a successful idea for its time.

The cheap way for Melburnians to build a distinctive new house was launched in Melbourne in 1947, with backing from the Royal Victorian Institute of Architects and The Age.

Built in the early 1950s, the Pascoe Vale house had been well-maintained by its single owner and still features an original tiled open fireplace, retro kitchen cabinetry, hardwood floors and striking wallpaper.

Featuring a lounge and formal dining space with original, fully tiled open fireplace.

Kitchen features a side-by-side electric stove, breakfast nook and servery window.

Three double bedrooms have their own built-in robes.

Neil Clerehan 1950s Pascoe Vale designed home sold

There is the potential to further extend the property (STCA).

Close proximity to Shore Reserve, shops, cafes, amenities and public transport.

The property was offered through Brad Teal agents Greg Kofoed and Ursula Saba.

For five quid biers could chose from a range of architect's plans, complete with working drawings and specifications, then they found a builder to build it under the Small Homes Service.

The same house plans, 25 in the Melbourne suburbs and 25 in the country, were offered to other buyers. 

Residential Sales Pascoe Vale South

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