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Kensington Gardens villa with time capsule pool room proves popular with buyers


48 Myall Ave, Kensington Gardens. Supplied by realestate.com.au.

Forget junk laden man caves. This Kensington Gardens villa comes with a time capsule billiard room that dates back to an era when men were still all about class….

Offered to the market for the first time in 50 years, the circa 1918 character-filled home at 48 Myall Ave has buyers lining up at the door and could sell well before its scheduled auction on Saturday, August 17.

A true gentlemen’s residence, a key highlight of the home is its large billiard room, complete with an open fireplace, a built-in bookcase, a wet bar, and French doors leading directly to the rear garden.

48 Myall Ave, Kensington Gardens. Supplied by realestate.com.au.

48 Myall Ave, Kensington Gardens. Supplied by realestate.com.au.

Vendor Joyce Cox said the room had been a particular highlight for her family over the years.

“We lived in the home for 50 years and brought up three children in it, but that room was added on by us some time later – it’s the only thing we added to the home during the time we owned it,” she said.

“We were having Christmas dinner one year when my son-in-law and husband were talking about adding an extension.

“They suddenly got up, went outside and said let’s put it here – so we did.

“Over the years, I think it’s been a space we all enjoyed and we had a few parties there.”

48 Myall Ave, Kensington Gardens. Supplied by realestate.com.au.

48 Myall Ave, Kensington Gardens. Supplied by realestate.com.au.

Selling agent Laurie Berlingeri of Ray White West Torrens, said he had already received a number of formal offers.

“One of the offers is pretty strong but the buyer has requested a building inspection, so we have to wait and see,” he said.

“But interest in the property has been so strong that we may be selling it before auction.”

Despite the property having a council heritage listing imposed, which restricts development and subdivision, Mr Berlingeri said opens had been well attended.

48 Myall Ave, Kensington Gardens. Supplied by realestate.com.au.

48 Myall Ave, Kensington Gardens. Supplied by realestate.com.au.

“So far, we’ve had 37 groups through the home,” he said.

“It’s been a mixture of buyers but most of them have definitely been families.

“It has council heritage listing, so that has limited buyers, even though we had a lot of inquries from developers.

“But most of the buyers are interested in renovating and extending.”

Set on a large 1516sqm block, the property features three bedrooms, two bathrooms and both formal and informal living spaces.

Other features include manicured gardens, a dual U-shaped driveway, a double entry garage, a solar system and a cellar.

Kensington Gardens has a median house price of $10075 million, according to CoreLogic.

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