Grange home with 1970s and ‘80s design trends offers househunters a trip down memory lane


The Grange property at 18 Parkview Ave was a 1980s show home. Pic: realestate.com.au

It looks like a standard suburban home from the street but step inside and you’ll be treated to a blast from the past.

The Grange property at 18 Parkview Ave screams 1970s style with flamboyant geometric wallpaper, shag pile carpet and wood-panelled walls.

Hints of what would become popular styles in the 1980s, including chintz wallpaper and pastel hues, can also be found throughout the house.

The exterior is unremarkable … unlike the interior styling! Pic: realestate.com.au

Ray White Grange agent Nick Beneke said the owner had preserved the home’s interior since the day she moved in back in 1981.

“The house was a 1980s show home and it’s in complete original condition,” he said.

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It has a variety of flamboyant geometric wallpapers throughout the house. Pic: realestate.com.au

The shag pile carpet also makes an appearance in several rooms. Pic: realestate.com.au

“Except in one of the bedrooms, where her husband started taking down some of the wallpaper and never got around to putting it back up.

“In that era, people took care of their things really well.”

Mr Beneke, who personally loved the home’s nostalgic interior, said walking through the house was like stepping back in time.

“It’s like being in an old movie,” he said.

The house is on a 683sqm block and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms.

It has several living areas inside, as well as a detached rumpus room off a rear courtyard.

Mr Beneke said there were quite a few properties in Grange with retro interiors as many residents had lived in the area for decades.

The owner has preserved the home over the years. Pic: realestate.com.au

The rumpus room with wood panelled walls is a standout feature of the property. Pic: realestate.com.au

The outdated styles did little to put buyers off though.

“It’s in a really popular suburb,” he said.

“We’re really happy with the inquiry level so far – I had four people go through on Saturday in private viewing blocks.”

While Mr Beneke enjoyed the trip down memory lane, he had a feeling “there might be some changes made” once it was snapped up.

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