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Stylishly renovated Richmond pad has eerie basement cellar with working fireplace

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Stylishly renovated Richmond pad has eerie basement cellar with working fireplace

382 Church St, Richmond is for sale and features a stylish renovation and an eerie basement cellar.


A 152-year-old home has hit the market in Richmond following a glamorous renovation.

382 Church St was originally built in 1870 for a James Burnley, with historic remnants still evident throughout the home, particularly in the macabre basement cellar.

Vendor Muhammad Allouche said the four-bedroom pad was a “disaster” when he bought it in 2020 for $2.45m, according to CoreLogic.

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Stylishly renovated Richmond pad has eerie basement cellar with working fireplace

While the facade has been restored, period features still remain.


Stylishly renovated Richmond pad has eerie basement cellar with working fireplace

A macabre cellar with a working fireplace can be found in the basement.


Stylishly renovated Richmond pad has eerie basement cellar with working fireplace

The glamorous kitchen is one of the home’s major drawcards.


After undertaking a massive overhaul he has now listed the 511sq m property with a $2.9m-$3.1m price guide.

“It was really run down,” Mr Allouche said.

“I had to re-render and plaster most of the house … the ceilings were caving in the bedrooms and there were leaks in the roof and mould everywhere.”

The luxe digs now features stylish kitchen and bathroom updates, including the addition of granite marble-top benches and European appliances.

In the bathroom, a tub with spa jets, a built-in TV, rainfall showerhead, terrazzo tiling and dual-basin sink can be found, in addition to a separate guest powder room near the spacious, open-plan living and dining area.

Period detailing can be seen at the freshly painted facade and with the original fireplaces in the living space and bedrooms.

Another working fireplace is found in the eerie basement cellar which appears in its original condition.

Stylishly renovated Richmond pad has eerie basement cellar with working fireplace

The bathroom is described as “indulgent” in the listing.


Stylishly renovated Richmond pad has eerie basement cellar with working fireplace

It features a tub with spa jets, a built-in TV and rainfall showerhead.


Stylishly renovated Richmond pad has eerie basement cellar with working fireplace

One of four bedrooms, which includes one of the original fireplaces.


Stylishly renovated Richmond pad has eerie basement cellar with working fireplace

The spacious living area also has a working fireplace.


Mr Allouche said the house had been with the previous owners for more than 50 years and there was only one owner prior to that.

“The grandma handed it down to the granddaughter and it was renovated about 30 years ago,” he said.

Mr Allouche added that although he had only used the cellar for storage, the previous owners had family members sleep in the basement when they came to stay.

Biggin & Scott Richmond director Andrew Crotty said the refurbished kitchen was a major drawcard for the home, as was the venetian plastering in the bathroom.

“It would suit a family looking to upsize from a smaller home in the area,” Mr Crotty said.

The chic abode is being auctioned on June 11 at 11am.

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