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Step back in time with gardener’s vision

A spectacular example of 1960s Australian architecture designed and built by celebrity gardener Allan Seale MBE is up for auction in Beecroft.

Di Jones Real Estate Sales Agent Roz Reynolds said the home of the late gardener has been lovingly maintained.

“Allan purchased the land from his mother, who had a significant land holding in the area, and designed and built what was to become his family’s home for 60 years,” Ms Reynolds said.

“This three bedroom home is a wonderful example of what Beecroft has to offer, with a larger battle axe block of 3,272 square metres and magnificent gardens.

“It is an iconic property, which provides plenty of scope for the new owner including redevelopment, subdivision, or appeals to someone who loves the era.”

The Seale name is synonymous with Beecroft, with the street Steel Close paying homage to Allan’s family and their heritage dating back more than 100 years.

Mr Seale was the first to receive an MBE for services to gardening in 1983 and was a pioneer in bringing gardening to Australian television in 1957, with gardening segments on Channel Nine, Channel Seven, and the ABC.

A talkback radio gardening guru, he advised listeners on ABC radio for many years and authored more than 22 books.

In 2000 Mr Seale was awarded the inaugural Silver Laurel award from the Horticultural Media Association for his services to gardening.

The property at 36A Malton Road, Beecroft will be auctioned on Saturday, 13 May 2017 at 1.30pm on site.

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