Don Bradman's beautiful first Sydney house comes on the market – but locals fear it could be scrapped because it was never on the heritage list
- A property in Sydney where Don Bradman first lived was offered for sale
- The house on Frederick Street 172 in Rockdale will be auctioned on October 1
- He braked the building briefly towards the end of 1929 or the beginning of 1930
Sir Don Bradman's first Sydney home, where he lived as a young cricket player, has been offered for sale, but concerned residents fear that the home might be demolished.
The & # 39; well maintained & # 39; five-bedroom house on Frederick Street 172 in Rockdale, southern Sydney, will be auctioned on October 1.
The legendary batsman lived briefly on the property when he first moved to Sydney in late 1929 or early 1930.
The house was then owned by Frank Cush, cricket manager and president of Cricket Australia from 1955 to 1957, and Bradman stayed in the bedroom of Cush & # 39; s son.
The well-maintained five-bedroom house on Frederick Street 172 in Rockdale, southern Sydney, was auctioned on October 1
But the list has worried locals who are afraid that the house could be knocked down by developers.
& # 39; [I] didn't know he [Bradman] lived in Rockdale, that's a & # 39; huge & # 39; history! Would have been a great heritage value if the municipality had bought it & # 39 ;, a local resident said on Facebook.
& # 39; The best case would have been that the house was on the monument list & # 39 ;, another said.
& # 39; But it's up to the owners to get this done and they didn't want that. I very much doubt that the municipality would have the idea of buying an unlisted property – I fear those days are over. & # 39;
Another wrote: & # 39; If someone were to redevelop, it would be a terrible shame. It is terrible that it is not on the heritage list. & # 39;
& # 39; Huge new Duplex is coming, & # 39; said a fourth person.
The mention on a real estate domain site claims that the cricket legend briefly inhibited this property when he first moved to Sydney around the end of 1929 or the beginning of 1930
The house, which is built on 700 square meters of land, was last sold in 2017 for $ 713,000.
Chris Pappas of Ray White Rockdale said the house & # 39; almost original & # 39; is.
& # 39; The kitchen is original, the bathroom is original, but everything is in good condition, & # 39; he said Domain.
Mr. Pappas said the house has lead light windows, pressed ceilings, an original fireplace and a & # 39; large, sunny porch & # 39; on the front side.
& # 39; The property is centrally located and just a short walk from Rockdale train station, Rockdale Plaza shopping center, Bexley Village shopping center and just moments from bus services, schools and parks & # 39 ;, was the list.
The house, built on 700 square meters of land, was owned by Frank Cush, cricket manager and president of Cricket Australia from 1955 to 1957
Pictured Sir Donald Bradman strikes during a test against England in 1934
Given its size and location, the property can raise more than $ 2 million at auction.
An adjoining three-bedroom on 192 Frederick Street was the last to take this & # 39; tree-lined street & # 39; sold for $ 1.35 million in December 2018.
A four-bedroom house on Frederick Street 101 made $ 1,498 million in November and a two-bedroom house at No. 81 went up to $ 1,875 million in July of that year.
The real estate agent claims that the property has aroused a lot of interest during an open-door neighbor's house.
It can be inspected on different dates between September 14 and October 1.
Given its size and location, the property can raise more than $ 2 million at auction
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