One of Mosman’s original Californian bungalows owned by the same family for more than 70 years has attracted hordes of potential young buyers looking for a freestanding home to renovate.
A lifetime of memories are tied to the sale of 18a Spencer Rd, a four bedroom home on 480sqm, which is believed to be the last residence built in the historic enclave according to vendor Peter Collis.
18a Spencer Rd has barely changed in its 100 year history.
Mr Collis grew up in the family home with his journalist father – also named Peter – and mother Violet, who took ownership of the residence from his grandparents in 1952.
“My grandparents rented the property from 1925 until 1952, so it has been very much part of our family fabric for almost 100 years,” Mr Collis said.
“It was a wonderful home to grow up in, but it is now surplus to my needs, so the time is right for a new family to move in and enjoy.”
The home has original fireplaces, high ceilings, stained glass windows and floorboards.
Located at the Memory Park end of the popular street, the property has its original floorplan and remains largely untouched, aside from a kitchen and bathroom update.
Captivating from the street with its north facing, classic façade, 18a Spencer Rd boasts a wealth of period features including high ceilings, original fireplaces, and polished timber floors.