Location: Inner West, Sydney, NSW

Meet Juliet and Jackie!

Search Location: Inner West, Sydney, NSW 

Budget: $910k

The Brief: After 10 years of uncertainty struggling with a very serious cancer diagnosis, Juliet is desperate to find the stability that buying her own home would provide. She wants to buy in the Inner West around Erskineville; somewhere with a lively local community and village feel. Leichardt’s also on the list but thinks she can't afford it. She’d like a two bedroom, one bathroom, character house over something large and modern. Outdoor space is important as well as room inside for a precious dining table. Juliet is happy to update a kitchen and bathroom but would prefer not to shift any walls

Area Overview: The Inner West suburbs are amongst the oldest parts of Sydney stretching from Chippendale near Central Station along either side of Parramatta Rd to Strathfield. With a reputation as the most liberal and intellectual part of town it’s the boho hub of the city. Each suburb has a unique culture and population which shows in the huge range of community based arts and activities. Architecture of the Inner West varies from small workers cottages to terraced houses to small mansion which reflects its development in the Victorian (1840-1900) and Federation (1901-1914) periods. The inner west has working class roots but like many of the rebirthed suburbs close to the city real estate is highly sort after. It’s also an area well serviced by transport, perfect for city commuters.

Location: Rozelle

  • Sale Price: $800k +
  • Land Size: 139sqm
  • Agent: Lynsey Kemp Belle Property - Rozelle

Property Description
A cute little cottage tucked away in a secluded pocket of Rozelle, just a short walk from Balmain's Darling Street cafe strip and the Rozelle Markets. It has a contemporary floor plan with two double bedrooms at the front of the home followed by an open plan living area with kitchen to the rear. The living area opens to a gorgeous "outdoor room" with a three-tiered courtyard there’s a sandstone-paved dining space, a deck and a level lawn. There is also an internal laundry room, attic with pull-down ladder and garden shed. A lovely little house in a nice area that she may not have considered it has potential to extend in the future to become a larger home.

Area Description
Rozelle is a big suburb stretching across the peninsula between Rozelle Bay and Iron Cove in Sydney's inner west. It had strong working class roots with the population solidly industrial and blue-collar, with locals working mostly in the trades. These days it’s more trendy than tradie. The tiny, narrow, winding streets of the area are crowded with small weatherboard cottages, freestanding brick houses and character terraces. It's a haven for young families The quiet, leafy streets are a haven for singles, couples and young families with a sense of remoteness from the rest of Sydney. There's a mix of everything in Rozelle - good restaurants, cosy cafés and welcoming pubs. The area's retail area is concentrated along Darling Street - a hip mix of cafes and jewelry shops, clothes shops, bookshops and homewares shops.

Location: Enmore

  • Sale Price: $850k+
  • Land Size: 154sqm
  • Agent: Braden Walters Mcgrath - Leichardt

Property Description
A quaint single level double brick home, it’s a short walk to everything the suburb has to offer. Recently updated, it has a formal lounge with separate dining, separate eat-in kitchen and two double sized bedrooms. There’s also a rear courtyard, perfect for entertaining or just quiet alone time.

Area Description
Just 6 km south west of the CBD, Enmore is mainly a residential area made up of terrace houses and semis from the very early 20th century, with a smattering of fine old Victorian houses and light industrial buildings. The suburb has equal appeal to singles, couples, investors and professionals. The commercial strip along Enmore Rd has an eclectic and multicultural mixed of retail and restaurants as well being home to the Enmore theatre, an international reknown music and comedy venue.

Location: Leichhardt

  • Sale Price: $750k+
  • Land Size: 94sqm
  • Agent: David Eastway Ray White - Annandale

Property Description
A traditional terrace that’s been cleverly updated to add a second bedroom in the attic space. It has a sleek new kitchen with dining area and separate lounge that opens onto a private courtyard. There’s also a lock up car space via a rear lane. It’s in a quiet leafy street but just a short walk to the hub of “Little Italy’s” Norton street with piazza’s and great Italian eateries.

Area Description
If you’re looking for the pleasures of everything Italian with a buzzy European vibe then Leichhardt’s is the place. Famously known as “little Italy” Leichhardt’s 6.5kms from the city with a mix of terraces and freestanding cottages dating from the Victorian era, smaller Edwardian semi detached houses and modern apartments. It’s well services by both Catholic and public schools with bus transport to the city.

Location: Erskenville

  • Sale Price: $850+
  • Land Size: 79sqm
  • Agent: Shaun Stoker Ray White - Surry Hills

Property Description
A classic , charming two level Victorian terrace it’s been updated with a contemporary feel indoors. It has high ceilings and original polished floor boards and the living space is open plan to a dining area. The kitchen is separate which then flows to a sunroom then through to a secluded atrium rear courtyard. There are also two well sized bedrooms are upstairs. The property’s a great street and a short stroll to everything that’s happening.

Area Description
Erskineville can trace its history back to one of the earliest grants in the colony of New South Wales. The suburb was very much the home of working class families, and had a mix of both residential and industrial buildings. The bulk of Erskineville’s houses are the classic Sydney terrace and semi detached houses that were built in the late 1800’s and early 1900’s.Like so many inner city suburbs, Erskineville is a place reborn with its old houses being renovated, and industrial buildings being converted for residential use. Close to well respected public schools, private schools and the prestigious Sydney University the population is a mix of young families and hipster student. On the shopping strip there’s some of the quirkiest and interesting shops with great food, supermarkets, books and galleries

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