GRAB a pen and get ready to tick some boxes.
Premium Sandy Bay address? Check. Classic historic architecture? Ready and raring for a renovater’s magical touch? Check and check, again.
This 1930s Californian bungalow is described as “in need of love” and a “renovator’s delight”. And that will sound like a wonderful opportunity for anyone with the skills and the inspiration to get started on a restoration project.
Situated in popular York Street, this gem boasts fantastic street appeal.
Once inside, the appeal and potential is crystal clear. Be it a forever home or with an eye to adding value and selling later on.
The home has Tasmanian oak floorboards waiting to be revealed, high ceilings and a cosy sandstone fireplace, just to name a few of the wonderful characteristics it offers.
On the lower level there is a self-contained flat with one bedroom, a bathroom/laundry, dining area, lounge and kitchen.
The separate laundry is on the lower level.
On the street level, the doors opens to a wide entrance foyer.
From here there are three bedrooms, two with built-in wardrobes.
The main part of the residence offers a bathroom and a galley kitchen, which leads to a sunroom or dining area.
The loungeroom has double doors opening to a another sunny north-facing sunroom with a lovely leafy outlook and water glimpses through trees.
The land is a generous size at 764sq m, which offers the possibility to build a townhouse or unit at the rear of the house, subject to council approvals.
The position attracts all day sun and is in proximity to quality schools, the beach, shopping, various cafes, Wrest Point Casino, Sandy Bay Yacht Club, and it is within walking distance to the University of Tasmania.
There is off-street parking for three or more cars.
Fall Real Estate property consultant Jeanne Best said this ‘30s property is waiting for someone to restore it to the “beautiful charming home it once was”.
“There is no doubt that someone with imagination and flair could restore this property to a wonderful family home,” she said.
Sandy Bay’s 73 York Street is listed with Fall Real Estate Sandy Bay and priced around $875,000.