Robert & Karen
SEARCH LOCATION: Concord, NSW
BUDGET- $1.225 million
THE BRIEF: With the arrival of their son Travis, Karen and Robert quickly outgrew their home in Pyrmont, so they’ve moved to Karen’s parent’s place til they find their forever family home in Concord. Ideally these guys would like an older style character home that’s either Federation or California bungalow, with a flexible and functional floor plan that is feng shui compliant. It has to have a minimum 3 bedrooms and preferable 2 bathrooms, one being an ensuite. Open plan kitchen/dining/living or the ability to convert, a lock up garage and a decent sized back yard. They’d like to be able to do some renovations to add their personal stamp. A quiet location and proximity to local shopping would be a huge bonus.
PROPERTY #1 ADDRESS: Brays Rd, Concord, NSW
Sale Price - $900,000 +
In immaculate condition on a good size block sits this double fronted brick and tile post Federation home with 1920’s original features both inside and out. The house has generally good feng shui, with 3 bedrooms, 1 bathroom and a dated kitchen (part of an earlier extension) that overlooks the fantastic child friendly back yard. There’s lots of potential here to renovate and add value and the property is close to shops, café’s, public transport and schools.
Land Size - 573m2
Agent – Gino Morvillo - Brough Real Estate - Ashfield
Area Description - Concord, known as the Parkland Suburb of the inner-west is 15km from Sydney’s CBD. The area has great sporting and recreational facilities, beautiful parks, 2 golf clubs and the Concord- Ryde Sailing Club! Concord is a mix of homes, including California bungalows, Federation cottages, amazing waterfront homes, renovated semi’s and old and new apartment blocks. Much of the industrial land in and around Concord (in particular along the Parramatta River) has been redeveloped into luxury apartments and townhouses. The median house price is $1.050 million.
PROPERTY #2 ADDRESS: Bennett Ave, Five Dock, NSW
Sale Price - $1.1 million
House Description: This 1935 California bungalow has been completely transformed by a terrific renovation that blends the old with the new. Many of the original features including decorative ceilings and leadlight windows have been kept, and the back of the house has been opened up to incorporate modern family living at its best. The layout works really well with great indoor/outdoor flow and good Feng Shui. There are three bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, loads of storage, and the open plan kitchen opens to the back garden. You’ll have to jump in the car to get to the shops and cafes however the park is a short stroll away.
Land Size - 316.2m2
Agent – Chris Wilkins - Ray White - Drummoyne
Area Description - Five Dock is 10km west of Sydney’s CBD. It has always been a family friendly suburb with good private and public schools in the area. The 1920’s saw a housing boom in the area so you’ll find a lot of double brick California bungalows as well as the earlier Federation homes. Mixed in are architecturally designed contemporary builds and homes with an Italian or Greek influence. Most homes in the area are freestanding and sit on generous size blocks of land. There are pockets of 1960’s apartment blocks and townhouses too. It’s a short drive to great restaurants and cafes in Haberfield and Leichardt and there are plenty of parks for walking and jogging. The median house price is $939,000.
PROPERTY #3 ADDRESS: Moala St, Concord West, NSW
Sale Price - $1.2 million +
House Description: This full brick home with 4 bedrooms and study sits on a massive block of land in a great location close to transport, shops and local schools. The old part of the house has beautiful original features including decorative ceilings. A rear open plan kitchen/dining/living extension has been added however it could do with being completely updated, as it’s not that attractive. It opens onto the large outdoor entertaining area. This place has good Feng Shui and enormous potential, but is livable in its present condition. The large back yard is terrific for kids and there’s a wide driveway with room for 4 cars.
Land Size - 1057m2
Agent – Matthew Everyingham - Richard Matthews - Strathfield
Concord West is 16km west of Sydney’s CBD and is bordered by Rhodes, Homebush Bay, Concord and Breakfast Point. Concord West is a mix of homes, including California bungalows, Federation cottages, amazing waterfront homes, renovated semi’s and old and new apartment blocks. There are numerous parks and recreational facilities in the area and the median house price is $987,000.
PROPERTY #4 ADDRESS: Albert Pde, Ashfield, NSW
Sale Price - $1.1 million +
House Description: Everything about this 1920’s California Bungalow is stylish. You’ll find some lovely original features in the front section of the house, while the rear has undergone an extension that has opened up the kitchen/living and dining areas so that the back of the house is flooded with natural light. It’s a really good layout but there’s the potential to improve the kitchen and bathrooms. It has good Feng Shui and enormous potential, but is livable in its present condition. The large back yard is terrific for kids and there’s a wide driveway with room for 4 cars.
Land Size - 400m2
Agent – Gino Morvillo - Brough Real Estate - Ashfield
Ashfield is 9km southwest of Sydney’s CBD. It’s made up of grand Victorian residences, Federations homes, California bungalows and semi-detached houses. During the 1920’s and 30’s small art deco blocks of flats were being built and in the 1960’s and 70’s large blocks of flats were being approved by the local council. Today, Ashfield is a multicultural suburb, with great parks, schools, transport and recreational facilities.
The median house price is $857,500.