Hedley Galt & Anna Carin Mcnamara
SEARCH LOCATION: Eastern Suburbs
THE BRIEF: Hedley’s dad died four years ago and left her and her brother enough money for them each to buy a home. But she’s having problems finding the property of her dreams. She’s seen a number of properties she’s liked but she’s been unable to take the final step and purchase. Now she’s saying enough is enough and she’s ready to take the plunge! Hedley is looking for a 2 bedroom, light-filled apartment with a balcony and garage. She hates dark places and isn’t afraid of a bit of a renovation.
PROPERTY #1 ADDRESS: Glenayre Ave, Bondi, NSW
Sale Price - $700, 00
This gorgeous top floor apartment in Bondi has a northeasterly corner setting in a well-maintained art deco block of four. Cafes, shops and restaurants are on your doorstep. Light, bright and breezy, it has windows on three sides of the apartment and access to a private rear deck with potential for a large open plan kitchen/living/dining/deck area overlooking the garden. There are?2 large bedrooms plus a sunroom/study and living room with a fireplace and classic high ceilings. The laundry adjoins the eat-in gas kitchen. The bathroom is original.
Land Size - Not Available
Agent – Mary Anne Cronin - Raine & Horne Bondi Beach
Area Description - Bondi is 7km from Sydney’s CBD. This is one of THE most sought after suburbs in Australia and it’s all about the beach lifestyle. It doesn’t get much more eclectic than the mix of people you’ll find living here. From billionaires to backpackers to board riders to bohemians, you’ll find them all in Bondi. Multimillion-dollar houses sit alongside 1950’s blocks of flats and freshly renovated California bungalows. Bondi Beach has always been a focal point for festivals and community events. The median unit price is $637,500.
PROPERTY #2 ADDRESS: Old South Head Rd, Vaucluse, NSW
Sale Price - $770,000 + SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $788,000
House Description: This is a sun-filled townhouse in a quiet setting in a small complex. It’s modern and fresh, with 2 bedrooms 2 bathrooms and 1 car space. We like the sleek white galley kitchen, polished brushbox timber flooring and open dining and living area that open to a cute landscaped courtyard. The bedrooms are quite small, and there’s not a lot of ‘character’, however there’s a lot of storage space.
Land Size - 161 m2
Agent – Nicole Chalfont - Raine & Horne Double Bay
Area Description - Vaucluse is on the South Head peninsula, 8km from Sydney’s CBD. It’s mainly a residential suburb and is in the top 5 most expensive in Australia. You can still find reasonably priced apartments in older style blocks but most of the houses in this suburb are grand and a widely different array of designs and properties on the harbour come with multi-million dollar price tags. The closest major shopping hub is Westfield Bondi Junction. The median unit price is $677,050.
PROPERTY #3 ADDRESS: Chester St, Woollahra, NSW
Sale Price - $775,000 - SOLD AT AUCTION FOR $890,000
House Description: On the top floor of a small building of six is this gorgeous, sunny and beautifully renovated apartment. There are 2 bedrooms, both with built-ins. The sleek gas kitchen has Caesarstone bench tops, and the open plan living/dining area has fabulous views over Cooper Park and harbour glimpses. French doors open to a covered north-facing balcony. There’s no parking but it’s a short walk to Bondi Junction.
Land Size - 75 m2
Agent – Andrew Toohey - McGrath
Area Description - Woollahra is 5km east of Sydney’s CBD. It’s an extremely affluent area and home to some of the finest examples of grand Victorian and Edwardian houses. Mixed in are rows of gorgeous Victoria terraces and apartment blocks from the 1930’s through to the 1980’s. The main shopping strip on Queen St feels more like an English village. The median house price is $735,000.