Former Williamstown police watch-house property that featured in Blue Heelers for sale
A slice of Melbourne’s pop-culture history is up for grabs, with a red brick home that featured in iconic cop drama Blue Heelers on the market.
The four-bedroom Queen Anne-style house at 8 Thompson St, Williamstown, is listed with a $2m-$2.2m price guide.
It appeared in external shots alongside the fictional Mount Thomas police station — the property at No. 10 — in the long-running series, which aired from 1994 to 2006 and followed Constable Maggie Doyle (Lisa McCune) and her colleagues as they navigated work and romantic exploits.
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Compton Green agent Dee Gibson said the home’s star-studded link added an extra layer of intrigue to the dated property.
The pad served as the living quarters of real life Williamstown police and detectives in the early 1900s.
“Its true history was that it was the watchkeeper’s residence, so I’m sure it would have many stories to tell if it could talk,” Ms Gibson said.
“It’s not common to find 700sq m of land and for that reason alone it makes it a unique proposition.”
Aerial shots of Blue Heelers were filmed over Castlemaine and scenes of the Mount Thomas High School were filmed at the nearby Williamstown High School.
Ms Gibson said she hadn’t received any inquiries yet from Blue Heelers fans who’d recognised the home in its realestate.com.au listing, but she planned to fill in prospective buyers about its small-screen heritage during open for inspections.
The property also had proven investment value, after being leased until recently to the same tenant for the past 12 years, she said.
“It’s a really basic home, so whoever buys it will be able to get stuck into a big renovation,” Ms Gibson said.
Period features inside the residence include hardwood floors, pressed metal ceilings and a build-in fireplace in every room.
It also has high ceilings, a kitchen with a butler’s pantry and a large backyard and separate living and dining areas, and is close to Nelson Place cafes and restaurants.
An auction is scheduled for July 10 at 12pm.
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