One of Turvey Park’s most unique properties, once known as the Beauty Point Bowling Club, is going for auction this Saturday, December 8.
This home gives buyers the opportunity to purchase a slice of Wagga’s history, which was built in 1949 and owned by one family for about 50 years until 1998.
The four-bedroom and two-bathroom home, located on 11 Beauty Point Avenue, features art deco style, decorative cornices and curved walls, which give the family home etched in history modern conveniences to bring the home into the current era.
Listed by Fitzpatricks Real Estate, agent Shaun Lowry described the home as still offering “great historical content”.
“The downstairs bar is immersed in history as it is still in original condition,” he said.
The bar is complete with a fridge, a wall stereo and frosted glass features which in the 1950s was the entertainment hub for members of the Beauty Point Bowling Club.
Other traditional features of the residence, include the modernised bathroom and laundry that have retained their originality with a hand basin and a claw foot bath, as well as curved bow walls that create a boldness in the main living area.
“The residence in set on a large block, 1144.5 square metres, with north-eastern views over three levels,” Mr Lowry said.
The renovated kitchen enjoys northerly views over Central Wagga with a breakfast bar overlooking the rear yard and Bolton Park.
A tiered garden leads down the the entry of the home with double doors opening to a sitting area highlighted by checkered flooring and coffered ceiling.
Mr Lowry said the home doesn’t appeal to specific buyers as previous owners have ranged from families to couples.
“It covers all lifestyles, like a yard for families and central convenience,” he said.
Mr Lowry said the home is priced around the mid $600,000s and will be auctioned on December 8 at 12pm.
“With demand and buyer competition in Turvey Park and in Central, auctions have been found as the best method of sale,” he said.
“People will price the home differently as it will hold different values and the auction will flush out the true value in the market.”
Researcher for the Wagga and District Historical Society Leanne Diessel said the home was built in 1949 by Gerry Fitzgerald.
“Mr Fitzgerald built a bowling green at his residence 11 Beauty Point Avenue,” Ms Diessel said.
“The Beauty Point Bowling Club was opened to the public in 1952 and included a club house located in a large room underneath the house.”
From what is mentioned in the sale of the house, Ms Diessel said the clubhouse is “possibly” the downstairs bar.
“Gerald Frederick Fitzgerald of 11 Beauty Point Ave died on 19 November 1985,” the researcher said.