Empty Shell Workers Cottage In Need Of Renovation Rescue
Auction Date: 5th December 2:45pm
Agent Profile: Andrew Knox
Contact: 0425 230 650
This original Victorian workers cottage is the absolute dream for buyers looking for a real renovation challenge. On the market in almost original condition, the home is a real blank canvas with a truckload of potential - just look at the stunning restored terraces on either side. Set in the middle of a row of almost identical terraces, the home has original features including an original iron lace balustrade and french doors.
The lower level of the three-metre wide terrace has an open living and dining room, a retro kitchen in good condition with modern appliances, and a large combined bathroom and laundry at the back. Upstairs there are two decent sized double bedrooms, the main with a balcony looking over the street. Accessed through the combined bathroom and laundry there is a long paved courtyard out the back, with a garden shed and second toilet.
The potential for this property is endless. The 31-metre long block allows for ample renovations and extension, a decent outdoor entertaining area, and possibly even a third level (STCA). The current layout is simple and open, however a revamp that allows for more natural light on the lower level, perhaps timber floors and makes better use of the back garden would do wonders.
The real drawcard for this home is its location in the northern quarter of Marrickville. Numerous local amenities are within short walking distance, including the Metro shopping centre, Enmore Park and the Annette Kellerman Aquatic Centre, making this a great possible first family home. Local entertainment venue The Factory Theatre is at the end of the street, and the Inner West music and arts institution that is The Vic on The Park Hotel is just around the corner. The area is also surrounded by excellent local cafes and the renowned Marrickville farmers market is also within walking distance. Smith street is on the edge of the Marrickville industrial estate and the area is well connected with bus and train routes for commuters.
For buyers looking to enter the Marrickville market and take on a blank canvas to create their dream home, this Victorian terrace is a must see. Under strict instructions to sell, it will be sold at auction, and no doubt at the lower end of the price spectrum. Don’t miss this rare opportunity!
Marrickville is arguably Sydney’s most popular, culturally vibrant suburb, thanks to a growing number of cafes, galleries, nightlight and a creative industry revival. This unique injection of life has managed to boost rather than change the peaceful, neighbourly vibe of the suburb. Because of this, Marrickville is equally popular for young creatives, professionals and families alike.
It’s central location adds to the appeal of the largest suburb in the Inner West. To the north Marrickville is hugged by the Portuguese influenced Petersham with its delicious chicken shops and traditional patisseries; and the eclectic patchwork of Newtown. An artistic revival and the fast growing creative industries in St Peters and Alexandria to the east also spilling into Marrickville’s cultural blueprint. For workers commuting to the city, Marrickville is well serviced by numerous bus routes, as well as the south west train line.
The suburb has a long history of community, beginning with market gardens and a mix of Greek, Vietnamese and Chinese immigrants. This heritage has left a great mark on the suburb, today known as one of the best culinary centres for Vietnamese. There are also a host of other excellent eateries including Italian, Lebanese and Greek, as well as a handful of high quality Australian pubs. Community is also at the heart of some suburb rituals, including the renowned Sunday fresh produce markets. Located next to the Sydney recycle institution Reverse Garbage, the markets have everything from locally grown produce to fresh made hot meals, plants and second hand clothing.
Marrickville is, not surprisingly, at the heart of Sydney’s cafe and coffee culture, home to some of the city’s best establishments including Coffee Alchemy on Addison Road, which has won the SMH “Best Coffee” award for four years running.
The eclectic culture and image of Marrickville, with its renovated warehouse homes, creative businesses, car repair workshops and traditional federation homes makes this both an attractive and interesting area. This sense of community life has also spilled into the pubs and entertainment venues around the suburb, creating a welcoming culture with something for everyone to enjoy.
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View the property listing for 10 Smith Street, Marrickville.