Mt Evelyn mud brick home gets solid million-dollar result

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12 Fuller Rd, Mount Evelyn

12 Fuller Rd, Mount Evelyn has sold for $1.295 million to a buyer from the eastern suburbs.

A MUD brick home in Mt Evelyn has sold for close to $1.3 million, notching the suburb’s fourth highest result this year.

Max Brown Montrose sales manager Sue Jackson said two main parties led the charge for 12 Fuller Rd, pushing the price to $1.295 million.

“It’s a fantastic result,” Ms Jackson said.

The sale, in late May, is the fourth highest Mt Evelyn result reported to CoreLogic this year, and one of five million-dollar sales in the suburb in that time.

12 Fuller Rd, Mount Evelyn

Exposed brickwork and high ceilings with exposed timber are interior highlights of the Fuller Rd home.

Ms Jackson said a family from the Whitehorse region who had been seeking more space purchased the home on 1.01ha.

“They’ve got a young family so the space it offered for the children was great,” she said.

Ms Jackson said many buyers were looking for more land, despite the popularity of low-maintenance living.

“There are a lot of buyers heading out; with all the development that is taking place in Mitcham, Blackburn and Box Hill they are going out further to find space,” she said.

“There are still plenty of people who want that space and to be among the trees.

“It’s a very family-oriented area, there are good schools, bus services and there is easy access through to Lilydale.”

12 Fuller Rd, Mount Evelyn

The home’s living areas are each enhanced by fireplaces and treed outlooks.

The sale price for the property is more than double the median house price for Mt Evelyn, which CoreLogic figures show was $570,000 as of April.

But parts of the suburb with large properties did attract seven-figure sales, Ms Jackson said.

“This was on 2.5 acres, and there are little pockets that do command these prices,” she said.

Ms Jackson said the four-bedroom home also appealed to buyers as it had been well maintained, had two distinct living areas and an impressive outdoor entertainment space with a swimming pool.

“The entertaining area is quite extraordinary,” she said.

Ms Jackson said while the character that mud brick homes offered generally meant they attracted a more specific market, there was often a strong emotional attachment to them.

She said one of the buyer’s family members grew up in a mud brick house.

“It’s not just your standard four-bedroom house; there is a charm to it,” she added.

Mud brick homes were also quite rare in the market in the area, Ms Jackson said.

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