New life for original 1880s Clyde North homestead


The home at 211 Grices Rd, Clyde North is a remnant of the suburb’s earliest times.Supply:Equipped

An authentic 1880s homestead on Melbourne’s outskirts is poised for its upcoming chapter as dense new progress creeps up in the outdated bordering paddocks.

The grand but worn Victorian farmhouse at 211 Grices Rd, Clyde North has stood considering that about 1885 but now seems out of spot between the rows of inexpensive properties that guide to its doorway.

“Eyre Court” is a remnant of the modern-day area’s earliest times, prolonged prior to Clyde North turned related with very first-property customers and new estates in the city’s considerably southeast.

A tale of two eras.

A tale of two eras.Supply:Equipped

Development now surrounds the grand estate.

Progress now surrounds the grand estate.Supply:Equipped

It certainly still makes an impact despite needing a lot of work.

It absolutely nonetheless tends to make an affect even with needing a whole lot of operate.Supply:Equipped

The “large previous rural property” created for pastoralist Richard Grice “who named the home Eirruc” is heritage shown as traditionally and architecturally important to the Town of Casey.

Initially Countrywide agent Graeme Curtis stated a offer experienced been struck on New Year’s Eve at .06 million, issue to finance, for the one.78ha home.

“It was initially 109 acres (44ha) and it marketed to a developer (the seller) and they subdivided all the way all over it and this was what was still left,” he stated.

One of the property’s eight fireplaces.

1 of the property’s 8 fireplaces.Supply:Equipped

Plenty of character can be found throughout.

A great deal of character can be observed all through.Supply:Equipped

The new owner will restore the property to its past glory.

The new proprietor will restore the home to its earlier glory.Supply:Equipped

Old world style.

Aged entire world model.Supply:Equipped

The residences that now encompass the home are created on the previous land of Eyre Court docket.

Its “grandeur of yesterday” spruiked in its ad incorporates a amazing entrance corridor with soaring significant ceilings and balusters, 5 bedrooms, many dwelling areas, 8 open up fireplaces and a charming wraparound veranda.

Mr Curtis stated the consumer prepared to restore the home, which was in want of a whole lot of adore.