An original Merewether beach house, which has been in the same family since 1926, will go under the hammer on Saturday.
No.1 Curry Street is a true charmer and occupies an elevated block just 200 metres from the beach.
Robinson Property will auction the three-bedroom house on-site at 11am. It has a price guide of $1.8million to $2million.
The home has been lovingly cared for over the years and would appeal to renovators with an eye for a vintage beachside beauty. The potential of its blue-chip position should also interest builders.
The single-level house is on a deep 572 square metre block.
The master bedroom has a bay window with ocean views. Recent updates include a new Colorbond roof and timber-lined ceilings.
In another corner of Merewether, a totally different real estate story is being written. Kapalua has launched a boutique development known as 11W. Planned for 11 Winsor Street, 11W is offering two Torrens Title architect-designed houses. The three-bedroom/2.5 bathroom homes are priced at $1,475,000 and will feature luxury finishes, including floating-tread staircases, spotted gum flooring, private landscaped yards and high-end bathrooms and kitchens.
On the MAAP
The designer of a new hybrid method of home building says it could be a worthwhile solution to the Hunter’s growing affordable housing problem.
Bulahdelah builder Daniel Reitsma and architect Edward Duc have pioneered the Modular Architectural Adaptable Panel (MAAP) method, with their first display home built at Woodberry. All pieces for the home are made in a warehouse and transported to the building block. The Woodberry home, on Lawson Avenue, took a carpentry apprentice and four labourers about eight weeks to complete. Mr Reitsma said the base-level homes would cost between $1200 and $1500 a square metre and included a bathroom and kitchen.