Meet Pete and Jenny
SEARCH LOCATION: Hobart
BUDGET- $550,000 – $600,000
- 3-4 bedroom property in West or South Hobart (Sandy Bay, Newtown, Lenah Valley)
- They are looking for a character home.
- A Californian bungalow or weatherboard house. Must be a home they can renovate and add value to.
- No sunlight is also a massive deal breaker.
- The rear of the house must face north.
- Room for 2 dogs.
- A compromise would be made on a smaller house with a big backyard.
- Would prefer single level but would consider double storey.
- Needs to have good bones and be on a good-sized block – over 600 sqm
PROPERTY #1 ADDRESS: York St, Sandy Bay
Sale Price- $650,000
House Description Attractive 4 bedroom 1920's bungalow on the lower side of York Street in prestigious Sandy Bay. Within walking distance to the University, schools, marinas and shopping precinct.
- Great original features and timberwork in good condition
- High ceilings
- Fenced garden for the dogs
- Close to Fahan school
- North facing living areas
- Immaculate interior
- Reverse cycle air conditioning
- Has a good security system
- Insulated and heated
- The self contained unit brings in an income of $250 pw
Land Size - 793m2
Agent - Mike Speakman – Petrusma Property
Area Description - The suburb is home to Tasmania's most expensive real estate, and Sandy Bay Road is often referred to as "millionaires' row". It is also the site of the Hobart campus of the University of Tasmania and is located immediately south of the central business district.
The suburb is home to many large homes, and adjoins the waterfront Salamanca area and Battery Point. There is considerable diversity within the suburb. The area surrounding the University of Tasmania is home to much student accommodation. However, the lower areas of Sandy Bay, which are close to the water, are home to Tasmania's most expensive real estate.
Sandy Bay is accessible via Sandy Bay Road, which runs from Davey Street in the city all the way to the Kingborough municipal boundary at Taroona where it becomes the Channel Highway. A former notable resident of Sandy Bay was Australian film actor Errol Flynn.
PROPERTY #2 ADDRESS - Devonshire Sq, West Hobart
Sale Price- Offers over $500,000
House Description - 4 bedroom Grand Victorian home
- Large home on 2 levels with 4 -5 bedrooms.
- Beautifully restored original features, high ceilings and lots of light in the main living areas.
- Close to Hobart CBD and 15 mins drive from schools.
- Good sized garden for the dogs.
- Located in historic Devonshire Square, but not heritage listed.
- Has the rear access lane that Pete was after.
- Is partly unrenovated and so has the potential to add value.
- Has city views which will be one factor that will ensure the value in this property is retained.
Land Size - 435sqm
Agent - Ant Manton – George Self property
Area Description - West Hobart is an inner-city suburb of Hobart. It is located in the hills immediately west of the city centre. Considered a 'working class' suburb until the 1960s, Historical West Hobart has become an increasingly popular inner-city suburb. Many of the houses in the area are older federation era buildings, prized for their views of the Derwent River. It has a sensational mix of historic and contemporary art and culture.
The area was first settled as a farming district, hosting poultry, dairy, hops, orchards and Chinese market gardens.
PROPERTY #3 ADDRESS - Hamilton St, West Hobart
Sale Price- Offers above $550,000
4 bedroom house in West Hobart
Awesome street appeal, this property commands attention! The symmetrical façade the dormer windows and pretty verandah are appealing to all lovers of the Victorian Georgian architectural style.
- 4 bedroom house with lots of light.
- Potential to be a very nice property
- Located in a quiet residential area
- 15 minutes from Sandy bay
- Close to CBD
- Close to fresh food markets
- Has water views
- Level block
Land Size - 556sqm
Agent - Lynne Page – Roberts Real Estate
Area Description - Considered a 'working class' suburb until the 1960s, Historical West Hobart has become an increasingly popular inner-city suburb. Many of the houses in the area are older federation era buildings, prized for their views of the Derwent River. It has a sensational mix of historic and contemporary art and culture.