Blue crush: Quirky Ascot Vale home charms buyers with striking colours and eclectic design

The house at 202 Ascot Vale Rd, Ascot Vale, has been given a very cool makeover.

This ‘one-of-a-kind’ pad could be the coolest abode in Ascot Vale, thanks to its bold colours, feature skylights and Japanese influences.

The Edwardian-era house at 202 Ascot Vale Rd was progressively renovated by its owners of 25 years.

They have put the two-bedroom home on the market with $1m-$1.1m price hopes, after purchasing the property in 2007 for $172,000, CoreLogic records show.

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Matthews Essendon chief executive John Matthews described the house as “very quirky, in a good way” with its green and blue walls, a decorative animal skull hanging on one wall and an original double-sided fireplace in the kitchen and dining area.

“The owners have painted the house’s inside and outside and have got some unique colours, they haven’t just done a white colour scheme like everyone else,” Mr Matthews said.

“It’s one of a kind and it’s just cool to see something different.”

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Kermit the Frog would love this arty bedroom.

The kitchen has a white, black and timber palette.

Black stained timber floorboards and bamboo plants in the front garden provide a hint of Japanese style, while ceiling skylights let in plenty of natural light.

“The home has got some roof windows which are quite interesting, one in the lounge room, one in the dining room and one in the back kitchen area,” Mr Matthews added.

“They’re features, not just normal panes of glass and they are quite cool.”

The retro bathroom has a spa to relax in after a stressful day.

The brick-paved rear garden could be used to extend the house in the future, pending council approval.

A double-sided fireplace isn’t the only hot feature of this room where the blue walls and hip decor create a cool ambience.

The property is located next to Albert Wallis Reserve.

“One of the interesting things about the property is that Ascot Vale Rd is a busy road but the house had two frontages and abuts a dead-end street called West St, which is very quiet and next to a park,” Mr Matthews said.

The home’s other highlights include a bathroom with spa bath, laundry and the kitchen containing timber benchtops, a new Allenzi 900mm oven and walk-in pantry.

One of the property’s feature skylights.

The front door and entry way welcome visitors.

The fireplace adds another splash of colour in a bedroom.

The home’s rear has potted plants and established gardens.

The spacious back yard includes established gardens, brick paving and a remote-controlled carport.

Buyers from nearby suburbs, inner Melbourne and the city’s northeast “wanting something different” have expressed interest in the property, Mr Matthews said.

The house will be auctioned at 12pm on August 13.

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