Grant and Sue Taylor, with Sue’s Mum Katherine, are selling their house on two titles.
NEVER when they were growing up did Sue and Grant Taylor’s children get to torment the babysitter because it was always their grandmother.
The Taylors are in a unique situation because the house they live in is on two titles.
Mrs Taylor’s mother, Katherine, owns the fully self-contained second storey, with two bedrooms, while Mr and Mrs Taylor own the ground floor accommodation, which has three bedrooms.
The 643sq m block on which the house at 5 and 5A Cutler Parade, North Ryde, sits is a shared asset.
“It was wonderful when the kids were young to have a built-in babysitter to look after the kids while Grant and I worked,” Mrs Taylor said.
“Mum was almost like a second mother rather than a grandmother and she and the kids were extremely close.”
The extended family bought their “two-in-one” house in 2001.
“We were renting and wanting to put down roots in a good area,” Mrs Taylor said.
“Mum was looking to make a move too and we decided to pool our resources and buy an extended family home.”
Two separate entrances and individual garaging means privacy is readily accessed and no one is treading on the other’s toes.
Open plan living zone: 5 and 5A Cutler Parade, North Ryde.
Over the years the Taylors have totally refurbished their place, which was far older than the upstairs accommodation.
“Downstairs was barely liveable when we moved in but Mum’s was a 1990s addition that has stood the test of time,” Mrs Taylor said.
Mr Taylor, a carpenter, worked on renovations that included opening up the rear of the house to the garden. What used to be three poky rooms is now an airy space with modern kitchen, built-ins and french doors that open to a deck.
5 and 5A Cutler Parade, North Ryde.
Kathleen Synnott from BresicWhitney Hunters Hill said the two-storey house on two titles has huge potential. It would be perfect for extended families or two families. There are also rental income possibilities or the potential for a duplex or extension (stca).
It goes to auction on Saturday, November 24, at 9am, with a guide of $1.7 million-$2 million.