A property in Melbourne’s east has eye-popping features such as a secret Elvis Presley-themed room, a Harry Potter bedroom and a replica of the Gates of Graceland that will have buyers swooning.
In the year From the more than 500 Betty Boop pictures displayed in the 1950s-style private dining room to the vintage Arnot biscuit tins on the shelves in the office, Montrose’s unique home at 858 Mt Dandenong Rd is a place buyers can’t help but fall for. in love.
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Owner Debra Brasher and husband Lee are selling their 12-year-old three-bedroom home for $1.29m-$1.41m.
A husband and wife are preparing to move to the country to pursue their dream of running a bed and breakfast.
They sell some of the antique vehicles and memorabilia they have collected over 28 years, including a 1934 orange Ford.
“The main thing we want is for other people to enjoy it now and create their own memories,” Ms Brasher said.
Yarra Valley Auctions will host a special online and in-house auction event on August 27 and 28.
Much of the collection will remain on display at Kilsit’s Fonzis Diner, which Mrs Brasher continues to run the business with daughter Tiarnie.
Their Montrose garage aka “man cave” contains many of their purchases with a vehicle lift; Eight cars, petrol tankers and fluorescent Route 66 signs – these items and three vehicles will be auctioned.
A mural of Elvis and Graceland is painted on the garage wall.
Doors lead to a checkered-floor diner with an impressive set of Betty Boop models, a home theater with life-size Batman and Wonder Woman figures, and an office where Ms. Brasher is writing a children’s book.
This place is It features ‘Gone With the Wind’ cards, circa 1954, previously produced by the late Bill Collins OAM, a film critic and historian who presented films on Australian television for decades.
The walls and ceiling are painted with life-like Harry Potter characters by airbrush artist Luke Day, and a staircase above the garage leads to a “secret door” painted by Dawn French’s ‘Fay Lady’ character from the Harry Potter films.
The door leads to the “Elvis Room” with King of Rock’n’Roll and Marilyn Monroe, vintage pinball machines and other large replicas.
“Lee loved Elvis from an early age and we met at a rock and roll dance,” Ms Brasher said.
The couple created the Harry Potter-themed room in honor of their 25-year-old son Cory, who died four years ago after suffering a severe asthma attack at cricket training.
Since then, the Brashers have hosted December tours of the room and a Christmas display in their large garden each year to raise money for local causes.
Mrs Brasher said selling the house was “very emotional” but she and her husband felt the time was right.
Their 1190sq m block, accessed via two driveways, including one with Graceland multiple gates, includes gardens with a pond and covered Bali-style cottages for relaxation.
Their kitchen has stone benchtops, a 900mm Elve cooker, dishwasher and wine cooler adjacent to the dining room and French doors open to a private living room heated by a fireplace.
Many of their notes will not be included in the sale of the home, but will be available for purchase at a bargain.
Ryan Bell, director of Bell Real Estate Montrose, said the “exceptional property” would suit a car enthusiast, a buyer needing a large inventory or someone with a home business.
“Being within walking distance of the shops in Montrose village and having such a large shed is rare in the area,” Mr Bell said.
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