The person behind Ossie Ostrich — TV legend Ernie Carroll — has listed his beachfront dwelling of 32 years.
The previous Hey Hey It’s Saturday star and his associate, Miffy Marsh, have set a $3.9-$4.2m value information for the Mount Eliza haven at 6 Osprey Avenue.
The pair is promoting the four-bedroom home on a 1026sq m block to downsize, with Carroll turning 91 this 12 months.
He joined Melbourne station GTV-9 in 1956 — the 12 months tv got here to Australia — as a producer of youngsters’s applications together with The Tarax Present, and later wrote for Graham Kennedy.
He rose to fame because the voice and puppeteer of Ossie Ostrich, Daryl Somers’ sidekick on Hey Hey It’s Saturday.
Marshall White director James Tostevin anticipated the well-known proprietor to attract eyeballs to the itemizing, however mentioned its “breathtaking” seaside place was more likely to be the house’s essential promoting level.
“Individuals the world over aspire to reside close to the water, (so) this property goes to have nice attraction,” he mentioned.
“It gives privateness, seclusion — it’s a really conventional Mount Eliza home on a battle-axe block, which means it’s tucked away down a protracted driveway.”
Carroll and Marsh paid $740,000 for the property in 1988 and had up to date it through the years, Mr Tostevin mentioned. However there was scope for the subsequent homeowners to reinforce it additional, and even knock down and rebuild the house.
The agent — who has the itemizing with Louise Lupton — added the TV character and producer and his associate had largely used the property as their main residence, though it might have as soon as been a vacation dwelling.
He mentioned the Carroll-Marsh clan would “actually miss” the beloved residence, with one in every of their daughters sharing fond recollections of sitting on the timber deck as household and having fun with the sweeping views throughout Port Phillip Bay to the town skyline.
“She mentioned, ‘we felt so fortunate and spoiled through the years’,” Mr Tostevin mentioned.
“There’s a level of unhappiness it’s being offered, it’s the top of an period.”
Ground-to-ceiling home windows guarantee pure mild floods into the two-storey home, highlights of which embody a essential bed room with a walk-in wardrobe and a spa ensuite, a connoisseur kitchen, and a number of dwelling areas.
A salt-chlorinated pool can also be a part of the package deal, which is ideally positioned close to seashores, the Mount Eliza purchasing village, eating places, parks and strolling trails, and high faculties together with Peninsula Grammar.
Native and Melbourne-based consumers are already circling the property, which is listed by way of an expressions of curiosity marketing campaign closing November 16.