Abbotsford shop and house where TV show ‘The Sullivans’ was filmed comes up for sale

The Sullivans television show filmed scenes at 138 Park St, Abbotsford, a former corner store converted to a home. And inset is a 1976 photo of cast including Susan Hannaford, Paul Cronin, Lorraine Bayly, Andrew McFarlane, Steven Tandy and Richard Morgan (front).

A stylish Abbotsford house where an iconic Australian television series was filmed will be auctioned later this month with $1.35m-$1.425m price hopes.

Built as a corner store in 1887, 138 Park St was converted to two-bedroom abode about six decades ago.

Owner Gavin Wood said scenes from the Logie-award winning drama The Sullivans were recorded at the home.

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The program starred several famous faces including Michael Caton, Kerry Armstrong, Mel Gibson, Dannii Minogue, Kylie Minogue, Sam Neill, Sigrid Thornton, Bert Newton, Gary Sweet and Charles ‘Bud’ Tingwell in some 1114 episodes between 1976-1983.

Mr Wood, wife Jasmin and their seven-year-old son Sasha live at the home they purchased nine years ago, attracted by the proximity to the Yarra River and Smith St.

Dual bi-fold windows open to an alfresco deck and green Balinese-inspired garden.

A vintage Velvet Soap sign on the house’s exterior.

The glass-roofed mezzanine study is double-glazed.

They also loved the house’s glass-roofed mezzanine study and history including a vintage Velvet Soap sign on an outside wall, as viewed through the bathroom’s skylight.

“When you lie back in the bath, you can see the sign,” Mr Wood said.

The bathroom’s green magnetic wall was shipped from the US in panels and installed on-site.

Mirrored window glazing downstairs means pedestrians cannot see inside but the home’s occupants can view the outside world.

Plenty of natural light.

A large-scale renovation saw them demolish a separate “lean-to” housing a bathroom, kitchen and laundry.

They imported a green-coloured magnetic wall featuring movable plant pots from the US to install in the new bathroom.

“Most of our friends, when they come over, it’s their favourite thing,” Mr Wood said.

The courtyard is a great spot to enjoy meals or work from home.

The modern Smeg-appointed kitchen featuring a water filter.

One of two spacious bedrooms.

Other property highlights include a Smeg-fitted kitchen where dual bi-fold windows open to an alfresco deck and leafy Balinese-style garden.

“I often sit out there and work from home and the soothing sounds of the water feature are calming and peaceful,” Mr Wood added.

The house was formerly a grocery store.

Actor Michael Caton as Uncle Harry in The Sullivans.

Bert Newton and Rosie Sturgess on the set of The Sullivans.

The outdoor paving stones were based on a design they photographed while staying in Ubud.

Mr Wood said the area was friendly with nearby residents hosting an annual street Christmas party and Gahan Reserve being a great spot to enjoy dinner with neighbours.

The main bedroom has a large walk-in wardrobe.

Kerry Armstrong with Gary Sweet starred in the The Sullivans in 1982.

Jellis Craig Fitzroy partner Lee Muddle Partner said the house’s spacious downstairs open plan living and dining area, boasting a gas open fire place, remained private due to mirrored window glazing.

“We are getting a mix of young couples and families with one child expressing interest in the property,” Mr Muddle said.

The auction will be held 10am on August 20.

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