By Alesha Capone
A historic cottage located in the heart of Werribee is on the market.
The three-bedroom residence at 22 Carter Avenue is one the Carter Cottages, which were built in the 1940s by the Carter family.
The Carter family, who were successful farmers, constructed an estate of around 66 red brick and cream brick-veneer houses for their employees in Werribee.
In the 1920s, the Carter brothers opened a poultry farm in Greaves Street. During the early 1940s, Jack Carter established a second and larger poultry farm on a new subdivision in Lock Avenue.
Number 22 Carter Avenue, which is located on approximately 587 square metres of land, was one of the first homes planned by the Carter family, as part of a sub-division.
Ray White Werribee director Michelle Chick said that many of the Carter Cottages had “high ceilings and a lovely feeling of space”.
“The façade is the original Carter home but this particular property has a renovated kitchen and bathroom,” she said.
“It’s definitely exciting to be selling the cottage, thinking of the history of the Carter family, the farms and the amount of workers who used to live in the area.”
Ms Chick said that whenever a Carter Cottage went up for sale, it caused a lot of interest among potential buyers, “especially those people who love an older home and history”.
The asking price for the home has been listed as between $500,000 – $550,000.