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For Sale: A Beloved Mid-Century Melbourne Family With A Pool + View!

On The Market

We first featured 9 Magdalen Street, Pascoe Vale South back in late 2020 and were blown away by its leafy surrounds, pool, and gorgeous interiors. 

Current owners Jake Cassar, owner of Mortadeli in Torquay, and acupuncturist Naomi Jankowski, poured their heart and soul into renovating the mid-century house, but after nine years, it’s time for a new adventure. 

Join us for a closer look at the house before it heads to auction later this month!

1st February, 2022

9 Magdalen Street, Pascoe Vale South is on the market. Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

Large bi-fold doors open the lounge room and renovated kitchen to the treetop deck. Photos – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Annie Portelli

‘We designed the kitchen to be the centre of the home and it’s definitely a highlight as a functional and beautiful space,’ says Naomi. Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

‘There is plenty of space to cook while entertaining guests, and we lashed out on the best appliances we could get!’ says Naomi. Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

A fresh paint job has also given the entire place a lift, featuring Dulux Quilt Quarter in the bathroom and Surf Mist on the exterior. Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

The newly-renovated bathroom is a delicious pastel pink with fizzy terrazzo tiles. Photos – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Annie Portelli

The house contains three bedrooms plus a study. Photos – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Annie Portelli

The downstairs lounge. Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

The generous home offers plenty of space for entertaining. Photos – supplied by Jellis Craig

The hand painted saltwater pool overlooking parkland. Photos – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Annie Portelli

California vibes…in Pascoe Vale South! Photo – supplied by Jellis Craig

The 1950s facade conceals the home’s generous floor plan. Photos – Eve Wilson for The Design Files. Styling – Annie Portelli

Amelia Barnes
Tuesday 1st February 2022

‘It feels like a country home in the middle of the city.’ 

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

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