As Sydney buyers increasingly flock to Newcastle, OZ Design managers John and Rosina Ormiston are bucking the trend by putting on the market their much-loved and easily recognisable Cooks Hill terrace.
The sale of “Brunswick Mews” is a reluctant one as the couple prepare to return to Sydney to be closer to family.
The 1890s terrace was stunningly transformed in 2016-17. It was gutted and renovated by brothers James and Lawrence Foteff of Foteff Pty Group.
Listing agent Anthony Merlo of Dalton Partners described it as the finest renovation he had seen of an old terrace.
Floors were stripped out and new footings and flooring added. The home has new plumbing, wiring and roofing and an extension was added to create a new living space which extends to a vergola alfresco area.
Both 222 and 224 Darby Street were renovated and it is the latter home that is for sale with a price guide of $1.225 million to $1.295 million.
It offers three bedrooms, formal dining, a Nadin West Joinery kitchen, a courtyard and a carport.
The home also has a distinctive mural painted on its exterior and has its first open Saturday from 1pm to 1.45pm.
Mr Merlo has also listed a modern townhouse-style terrace in Union Street, Cooks Hill which was built just 10 years ago.
The property is on the market for $1.295 million and is open Saturday from 11.45am.
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UNIQUE OFFERING IN ADAMSTOWN
A property in Moira Street, Adamstown which combines an original 1930s two-bedroom home with a high-end renovation is expected to generate plenty of interest.
Robinson Property’s Michael McKenna has listed the five-bedroom property on 845 square metres with a guide of $1.1 million to $1.2 million.
It has DA approved plans for stage two of the renovation, which include a two-storey addition to the front of house plus a double garage and pool.
Work commitments have taken the owners out of area.
It is set for auction on March 10 and has an inspection at 10.30am on Saturday.
New development for Jesmond
Brand new boutique development Si Marco Apartments in Jesmond has been unveiled to market.
It will comprise 25 apartments and is the work of Kingston Building Australia and Newcastle architects SDA.
The development is being marketed by Justin Redpath of McGrath Estate Agents and will feature a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments over three levels at 187-191 Michael Street. They are being sold for $390,000 to $490,000.
Strong interest under $450k
A two-bedroom residence in Waratah’s Maud Street is not expected to last with plenty of interest shown since hitting the market on February 9 with a price guide of $390,000 to $420,000.
The weatherboard and iron home on 440 square metres of land is being marketed by Walkom’s Thomas Hook.