There are few mid-century Melbourne homes that are located on a generous leafy block (706 square metres), with a pool, and within 12 kilometres of the city, making 9 Magdalen Street, Pascoe Vale South one very attractive family home!
Currently for sale, this house last sold nine years ago to Jake Cassar, owner of Mortadeli in Torquay, and acupuncturist Naomi Jankowski. The couple went on to renovate the home to suit their young family, adding a new kitchen aesthetically in keeping with its mid-century origins.
‘We designed the kitchen to be the centre of the home and it’s definitely a highlight as a functional and beautiful space. There is plenty of space to cook while entertaining guests, and we lashed out on the best appliances we could get!’ says Naomi.
Also on the ground floor are three bedrooms, as well as the newly-renovated bathroom – a delicious pastel pink space with fizzy terrazzo tiles.
A lower-storey not visible from the street offers valuable extra space comprising a study, laundry and second lounge.
Just as impressive are the home’s outdoor spaces, including a west-facing treetop deck (directly off the main living area) and hand painted saltwater pool overlooking parkland. A mix of Australian natives, cactus and fruit trees have been planted in both the front and back yards, complemented by orange toned rocks sourced from a local quarry.
‘I still can’t believe the little piece of heaven that you walk into every time you step onto the deck. It feels like a country home in the middle of the city,’ says Jake.
Jake and Naomi will forever remember their young family days here watching the sunset go down, but following a sea change, it’s time for a new owner to appreciate this gem of a home.
9 Magdalen Street, Pascoe Vale South, VIC is listed with Jellis Craig and will go to auction on Tuesday February 22 at 7pm. Check out the full listing here.