Andrew & Ian
SEARCH LOCATION: Central Sydney
BUDGET- $650,000 – 700,000
THE BRIEF: Andrew has enlisted his brother Ian to help him in his search for a one or two bedroom apartment ‘in the middle of the action’ meaning the Sydney hotspot suburbs of Surry Hills, Darlinghurst, Rushcutters Bay or Elizabeth Bay. This is his first property and he’s looking for a place with character and privacy. Parking isn’t important but would be a bonus. Andrew has a large collection of furniture he’s collected whilst he lived in the Middle East that he desperately wants to find a home for.
PROPERTY #1 ADDRESS: Burton St, Darlinghurst, NSW
Sale Price - $659,000
This is a spacious one-bedroom apartment in the iconic Darlinghurst building ‘Republic’ designed by Burley Katon Halliday. This place ticks all Andrew’s boxes and the location is fabulous, close to restaurants, bars and café’s. The generous bedroom has built-in robes; light streams into the living and dining space and opens to a sunny full length entertaining deck and there’s an open stainless steel Smeg gas kitchen. The bathroom features mosaic tiles and a contained laundry. The building has secure and visitor parking, pool, spa, sauna, gym and 24 hour concierge. At the time of filming the apartment was being leased at $660 per week. The median unit price in Darlinghurst is $712,000.
Land Size - 71m2
Agent – Nic Krasnostein Bresic Whitney Estate Agents
Darlinghurst in Sydney’s eastern suburbs is 2km from the CBD. The majority of residents in this densely populated area live in apartments or terrace houses. Oxford St is the main shopping strip, Victoria St is great for café’s and restaurants and Liverpool St and Stanley St have a great mix of pubs, eateries and interesting shops. You can also find a sprinkling of art galleries around the suburb. This suburb is all about location. The median unit price is $712,000.
PROPERTY #2 ADDRESS: Bourke St, Surry Hills, NSW
Sale Price - Offers over $620,000
House Description: Located in the glamorous Ivy Building which is a part of the St Margaret’s complex, this one bedroom apartment is secluded and private, with protection from the street noise of Bourke Street. The Ivy has great facilities including 24 hour security, secure parking, lap pool, gym and sauna. The funky design is by SJB Architects and features open plan living, stainless steel kitchen with European appliances, corian bench tops, built in wardrobe and a balcony that extends the width of the apartment with views across to the city skyline. The Ivy site was previously the St Margaret’s Hospital, where Andrew was born!!!!
Land Size - 61m2
Agent – Marc Marano Oxford Street Real Estate - Darlinghurst
Area Description - From slums to sensational, Surry Hills has had a remarkable transformation in the last century. Today it is a hip and thriving community with a number of distinct commercial precincts consisting of businesses, café’s, bars, restaurants, and retail. Reminders of its industrial heritage remain in the large factory buildings dotted around the area, many of which have been converted to residential apartments or offices. You will also find leafy streets full of charming Victorian terraces – grand and small, most of which have been renovated. The median unit price for Surry Hills is $533,500.