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Helen BS: Who first lived in your house/pad ? (29) RE: BS: Who first lived in your house/pad ? 04 Jun 21


I don't know who originally owned my 100+ year old house - which is no longer here because we had it demolished to build a new one. It was not in a good state of repair so about 10 years ago we thought it would be better to start afresh with a new build. We were worried that if we started trying to renovate the old weatherboard house we would find a million problems and the budget would blow out massively.

However, back in the mid '70's when I was a student, I rented the house with a few friends. The owner wanted to sell it and I would have dearly loved to buy it but alas, being a poor student, I was not in a financial position to come up with the money.

In the late '90's, about 15 years after I had bought a house in the next suburb, I drove past this place and saw a For Sale sign on it. I went to the real estate office as soon as I could and did the deal soon after. Hubby and I were married a couple of years later so he moved in here.

The man who owned it when my friends and I rented it in the '70's worked at the nearby steelworks and lived a few streets away from here. He was a very down-to-earth, good bloke. A lot like my Dad.

The house I lived in before this was owned and lived in by the same family since it was built over 100 years ago. The man passed away when he was about 98 years old. His wife had passed away about 20 years earlier. His married daughter who lived in her own house sold it to me. It was a lovely old place with some interesting features dating back to when it was originally built.

The house I grew up in was also built a few years after the other two houses. My Dad's family bought it when it was newly built and he was born there soon after. He passed away 11 years ago and my sister and I sold it. We always thought we would keep it in the family but unfortunately we needed to sell it.


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