Selling Houses Australia

Reno Recap: Balmain, NSW

This property had it all. Unfinished jobs, a tricky heritage listing, and a stunning, multi-million-dollar view.

FranĀ and her husband, Freddie have lived in this two-bedroom property in Balmain for over 18 years. Now the kids have flown the nest, Fran and Freddie occupy the house with a menagerie of dogs, but want to sell up and move on from the home they share in the waterfront suburbs of Balmain, NSW.

The team had a tough job on their hands, as this property was odd in proportion and layout. A heritage listing on the home also caused some restrictions, which meant that Charlie and Shaynna had to get creative and be flexible with their ideas.

Adding to the mix, the couple left the team with a range of half-finished jobs - some dangerous - which needed urgent attention.

The home was listed on and off the market for three years, and Fran almost accepted an offer of $4.1 million 18 months ago before getting cold feet. With a renovation budget of $175,000, the team performed a stunning transformation.

Before

After

The verdict

In the falling market, Fran and Freddie managed to get $3.95 million, just weeks after the property debuted on the market.

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