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Inside the $1.05 million house that will earn money for you

260 Mansfield Street, Thorburn Victoria. (Source: realestate.com.au/Jellis Craig)

Australians love a bargain – and when you’re getting two-for-one, the offer is too good to pass up.

That might be why so many Australians have been gawking at the listing of this house on 260 Mansfield Street, Thornbury in Victoria, which is the most-viewed home on realestate.com.au going under the hammer this week.

From the outside, the house looks charming but normal: a fresh white picket fence and a carefully manicured front garden.

260 Mansfield Street, Thorburn Victoria. (Source: realestate.com.au/Jellis Craig)

And there’s nothing unusual when you walk inside: the natural light in the living room and open plan kitchen makes for a spacious but cosy home, and pops of colour warm up an otherwise monochrome space.

260 Mansfield Street, Thorburn Victoria. (Source: realestate.com.au/Jellis Craig)
260 Mansfield Street, Thorburn Victoria. (Source: realestate.com.au/Jellis Craig)
260 Mansfield Street, Thorburn Victoria. (Source: realestate.com.au/Jellis Craig)
260 Mansfield Street, Thorburn Victoria. (Source: realestate.com.au/Jellis Craig)

The bathroom is clean and modern – but it’s not why people are so drawn to this house.

It’s the roomy backyard that has one very interesting, and lucrative feature: a granny flat studio.

260 Mansfield Street, Thorburn Victoria. (Source: realestate.com.au/Jellis Craig)

The backyard studio, which itself has an open deck, is its own oasis and – if needed – functions as a standalone living space in addition to the main house.

There’s a TV mounted against the wall and what looks like a sofa bed facing it, with plenty of soft cushions to make you at home.

260 Mansfield Street, Thorburn Victoria. (Source: realestate.com.au/Jellis Craig)
260 Mansfield Street, Thorburn Victoria. (Source: realestate.com.au/Jellis Craig)

Just behind is a bench that has plenty of room for two separate workspaces.

260 Mansfield Street, Thorburn Victoria. (Source: realestate.com.au/Jellis Craig)

It’s ideal for a professional who needs space to get away, but can easily be reimagined as an Airbnb or an extra room for rent.

The house is 10km, or just over half an hour, away from Melbourne’s CBD.

It’s set to go under the hammer at noon today, and estimated to go for $1,050,000 to $1,150,000.

The median selling price in Thornbury is $1,097,500, with weekly rent at $5,70.

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