Property Watch: Double offer in Dudley as landmark Merewether home returns to market

A property in Dudley which features an 1897 miner’s cottage as well as a separate garage with loft accommodation will be sold through expressions of interest due to its “unique” nature.

McKiernan Real Estate are marketing the 404 square metre property at 5 Gardner Street and interest is expected to be varied at its first open home at 11am on Saturday.

“We always talk about unique properties but this one definitely is that and that’s why we’re running expressions of interest,” agent Andrew McKiernan said.

“It’s a difficult one to price because there’s not much to compare it to.

“You’ve got two street frontages. There is a studio with bedroom accommodation in the loft and you’ve got the lock-up garage, kitchen, bathroom and living area.

“Then you’ve got an old miners cottage, well over 100 year old, on Boundary Street, which is right opposite Dudley Primary School.”

Mr McKiernan said there had been plenty of enquiry since hitting the market this week.

“It would suit someone who would want to live in one of the residences and rent the other one out,” he said. 

“There are also some concept plans to join the two together to make it one big home.”

The two dwellings are separated by a leafy yard. 

SPANISH INFLUENCE IN NEW LAMBTON

From one unique property to another, Crawford Real Estate are marketing a ‘Spanish Mission’ style residence in New Lambton that is hard to miss.

The three-bedroom home is positioned on the corner of Birdwood Street and leafy Jean Street and enjoys close proximity to Novocastrian Park and Blackbutt Reserve.

The home at 25 Birdwood Street was built in the 1930s by a local builder for his family. He also built homes at No.23 and No.21.

It has been updated in recent years and features a timber kitchen, two bathrooms, separate lounge and dining and an outdoor entertaining area. 

It is being marketed by Maria Crawford with a price guide of $860,000 to $940,000 and is open for inspection at 2pm on Saturday.

RECOGNISABLE: This three-bedroom home on the corner of New Lambton's Birdwood and Jean streets is unmissable.

RECOGNISABLE: This three-bedroom home on the corner of New Lambton's Birdwood and Jean streets is unmissable.

TRIALBA RETURNS TO THE MARKET

A well-known, and widely admired, residence at 75 Frederick Street in Merewether is back on the market.

PRDnationwide have listed Trialba, a grand Federation residence positioned on 1252 square metres of land, with a price guide of $3.6 million.

It was listed for sale in November last year through a different agency with a guide of $3.9 million to $4.2 million but was later withdrawn from the market.

The five-bedroom residence was reportedly designed by Newcastle architect Ted Merewether, grandson of the suburb’s namesake, and was commissioned by Charles Mark Ranclaud. The property has Ranclaud Street at its rear boundary.

Agent Jesse Wilton said it had been “well received” with local and Sydney interest. It is set for a September 5 auction and has an open house at 1pm on Saturday.

GRAND SCALE: This easily recognisable home at 75 Frederick Street in Merewether sits on 1251 square metres of land and has historic links to the beachside suburb.

GRAND SCALE: This easily recognisable home at 75 Frederick Street in Merewether sits on 1251 square metres of land and has historic links to the beachside suburb.

ROSEVEAR HOSTS LIFESTYLE SHOW

Newcastle auctioneer and former Screaming Jets drummer Craig Rosevear will add television host to his resume when Location – Lifestyle – Living hits our screens this month.

The lifestyle series has been made in Newcastle but will be screened to a national audience on 9 Newcastle Saturdays at 12.30pm from August 25.

HOMES LISTED FOR UNDER $500,000

Premier Estate Agents are marketing a three-bedroom home on 948 square metres of land at 10 Hendrick Street in Cardiff with a guide of $450,000 to $495,000.

In North Lambton, a two-bedroom home at 374 Newcastle Road has been listed by Dalton Partners, with a guide of $400,000 to $430,000.

Dotcom Property Sales are marketing 10 Lee Crescent, Birmingham Gardens, a three-bedroom home, with a guide of $399,000 to $435,000.

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