The Ivanhoe East Artwork Deco fortress of world championship occasion bicycle owner Jeff Austin and his worldwide retail design boss daughter Renee Ballard has been wheeled onto the market.
Austin represented Australia within the 1969 World Championships in then Czechoslovakia and was at one time an Olympic contender who frequently competed towards eventual Australian Olympian twins Reno and Sal Sansonetti.
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“He was the unique bicycle owner, earlier than Lycra — he was in woollen skivvies,” Ms Ballard mentioned.
His daughter and accomplice Chris run worldwide retail design agency Lex Design Company, working with Clarke’s Sneakers within the US and Below Armour within the UK, in addition to main manufacturers together with New Stability, Champion and Diesel.
And the 337 The Boulevard household house the place Ms Ballard grew up earlier than taking up the house 4 years in the past after her father moved into care and her mom to an Albert Park residence, now bears the hallmarks of each.
There are world championship biking colors painted within the “mancave” the place Austin saved his automotive assortment, whereas Ms Ballard has given the principle residence a mode makeover — however stayed devoted to its uncommon Artwork-Deco-meets-castle vibe.
“The home is type of whimsical,” Ms Ballard mentioned.
“We took it over 4 years in the past … now my daughter is in my outdated bed room and goes to my old skool.”
Whereas the house provided area for the entire household to unfold out, most days they arrive collectively for “sundowners” as they watch the timber of the parkland reverse change colors with the setting of the solar.
Nelson Alexander Ivanhoe’s Liz Walker mentioned the “attractive” house stood out with a crenellated roofline and the turret above the entrance porch giving it the air of an artwork deco fortress.
Views from the entrance rooms go straight out to native parkland the place strolling trails observe the Yarra River, whereas a curving bench seat within the entrance dwelling zone mirrors the house’s Artwork Deco facade.
Ms Walker mentioned houses within the space have been sometimes held in the identical household for 28 years, although the present house owners had held it for greater than 50.
A lot of the patrons thus far have been younger households from inner-Melbourne suburbs and even regional Victoria, with the property’s dimension and character including to the enchantment.
“And there’s an final mancave out the again that some are noticing,” Ms Walker mentioned.
“Plus there’s potential so as to add the trendy field to the again and get a mix of outdated and new.”
The house goes to public sale with a $2.3m-$2.4m asking worth at midday on February 24.
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