No buyer yet for historic North Melbourne car paradise

No buyer yet for historic North Melbourne car paradise
No buyer yet for historic North Melbourne car paradise

A historic cable tram shed and workshop in North Melbourne that has been converted into a family home remains for sale.

There had been a scheduled pre-Christmas auction marketing campaign that did not yield a buyer.

It was bought three years ago for $3.35 million by car collector Chris Page because he wanted to grow his car collection.

He and his family moved from their Carlton home and renovated the historic 1918 building which had previously sold in 1978 at $155,000.

It is a vast five bedroom home with a big garage downstairs as well as a street-facing mechanic business.

No buyer yet for historic North Melbourne car paradise

Page still hopes that another like-minded car enthusiast will secure the property which was also advertised as a development site.

The property first began as a cable tram shed in the 1920s before being converted into a tramways administration office and then finally into a Mediterranean grocer before being converted into the current home.

The reported pre-auction price indications were $5.5 million for the property that includes the mechanic business space.

The business owner would be happy to stay if the new owner wishes.

No buyer yet for historic North Melbourne car paradise

The property is offered through Jellis Craig agents John Morello and Simon Mason.

A neighbouring office building on a 500 square metre block at 16 Howard Street sold earlier this year at $4.4 million.

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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