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Cool Echuca house likened to the Flintstones’ and Jetsons is up for sale

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Yabba dabba doo step inside to find the wonders of 17 Bynan St, Echuca.

One of regional Victoria’s most interesting houses — dubbed a “Flintstones and Jetsons mash up” online — has hit the market in Echuca.

The three-bedroom pad packed with vintage flair at 17 Bynan St has a price guide of $630,000-$690,000 after being brought up to its potential by its sellers.

Its original owner and builder constructed the property out of local materials in a passionate labour of love from the mid 1970s to early ‘80s.

Charles L. King & Co. First National Echuca director Troy O’Brien said its quirks included a secret room behind a small door in the main living area the owners turned into a cubby house.

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That little door opens into a cubby house — fun!

Built-in dining in the kitchen.

The property backs onto bushland, with the Murray nearby.

“You open that little door then and it becomes quite a big area … it’s one of those quirky things about this house everywhere you turn, and that’s one of them,” he said.

The lower level is built into the ground and the vendors have turned its bones into a much more versatile space, including a sauna and in-built refrigeration.

It last sold for $370,000 in November 2019.

Built-in bank seating and a dining table in the kitchen area add unique character to the property, which backs onto bushland close to the Murray River.

Online architecture and design page fans have described the home as everything from “hacienda” style, to a “Flintstone and Jetsons” mash up.

The reality is its roots are Scottish.

Built-in refrigeration and a sauna downstairs.

A touch of Spain, perhaps?

Previous agent Nicole Tomkins, of Charles L. King & Co. First National, who had the listing last time around, said in 2019 the original owner was a Scottish immigrant.

“He used to work in the sawmill, which was close by to where the property is, which doesn’t operate anymore, he turned all the wood on weekends,” she said.

“Most of the furniture’s built-in: there’s a built-in lounge, built-in dining nook in the kitchen, it feels like you’re in a caravan.

“He hasn’t just squared off the benches, they’re all rounded, and all the draws look like they’re small and then you pull them out and they go on forever.”

It will be auctioned on March 11 at noon.

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