Islington house transformed for family living

An inner city abode that has been completely transformed since it was built in the 1930s has hit the market.

Comfort: 33 Roslyn Avenue Islington is open for inspection on Saturday between 11am and 11.30am. It has timber floors, 10 foot ceilings, a kitchen with five-burner gas cooker, attic storage and two rainwater tanks.

Comfort: 33 Roslyn Avenue Islington is open for inspection on Saturday between 11am and 11.30am. It has timber floors, 10 foot ceilings, a kitchen with five-burner gas cooker, attic storage and two rainwater tanks.

Walkom’s Graeme Brownlow has listed the four bedroom house at 33 Roslyn Avenue, Islington with a price guide of between $920,000 and $980,000, roughly triple what it last sold for in 2007.

“We’re selling houses in Wickham, Islington, Carrington and Tighes Hill for between $800,000 and $1.3 million,” Mr Brownlow said.

“People are really drawn to the location and the lifestyle near the water – it’s right on the harbour and they love the walkways and cycle tracks.”

Mr Brownlow said the owners, who are moving interstate, had the house on 483 square metres redesigned and renovated to their style. “Properties of this calibre are hard to come by,” he said. “It’s right up there in terms of quality. There’s a great kitchen and floorplan - they’ve changed it around from a pretty compact cavity brick home to a home with two separate living areas, virtually an extra wing out the back, a rear deck with an eastern aspect [that surveys fruit trees and raised garden beds] and a side verandah with a northern aspect.”

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Enviable location: 56 Parkway Avenue Cooks Hill is open for inspection, by appointment. It has a lounge and dining room, separate family area and original bathroom.

Enviable location: 56 Parkway Avenue Cooks Hill is open for inspection, by appointment. It has a lounge and dining room, separate family area and original bathroom.

A Cooks Hill house owned by the same family since its 1957 construction has been listed for the first time.

Robinson Property’s Michael Flook said the three bedroom brick house at 56 Parkway Avenue was “built to last” and he had already received a “large number of inquiries” since it hit the market with a price guide of between $1.65 and $1.8 million.

“It lends itself to people who want to keep the existing improvements and period features including curved cornices, a sandstone fireplace and glass doors and renovate to add their own touches; or build their new home in an enviable location, subject to council approval.” The house on 675 square metres has a north-facing backyard, kitchen with gas cooker, double garage and alfresco entertainment area.

It is 500 metres to Bar Beach and a stroll to Darby Street and The Junction. Mr Flook said 50 Parkway Avenue recently sold for $1.7 million.