Real Estate

Click your red heels and answer the call of the yellow brick house

Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by news.com.au on 2019-03-13 12:46:09

If you thought the outside of this yellow, purple and red house was a little unusual, you might want to prepare yourself for what lies inside.

The circa 1900 four-bedroom wood-iron cottage, at 8 Clifford St Ethelton, almost looks like something out of a cartoon with its eccentric facade and interior.

Ray White Real Estate agent Graham Minns said the property certainly stood out on the street with its unusual colour scheme, which flows right through the interior of the home.

“It’s been a family home for 40 to 50 years,” he said.

“When I turned up to do the appraisal, I just said ‘it’s got to be a Ray White auction, it’s just going to work with that yellow facade!’

“It really stands out on the street, because there’s some traditional villas across the road that will be renovated, but then right next door they’ve built two courtyard homes so you can’t miss this house on the street at all.”

Set on a spacious 800sqm block, the home includes timber-clad feature walls and colour blocking throughout, which could either attract renovators or developers. Advertised without a price guide, the property will go to auction on Saturday, March 30, at 1pm, unless sold prior.

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“It’s in quite original condition, other than the modernisation of the bathroom, you’ve got the beauty of tiled slate floors throughout, certainly the high ceilings give you plenty to work with,” Mr Minns said.

“I think it will certainly have some appeal I’ve seen a lot of these cottages in the western suburbs, a lot of people are looking for the basic bones.

“People like to renovate and keep that same look and they come up beautifully.”

The home features four well sized bedrooms, a large lounge with a heater and a quaint kitchen with retro-feel cupboards. It also has an updated bathroom and a separate water closet (a toilet with a sink).

Mr Minns said the property could attract a range of buyers, especially given the location of the property.

“You’re basically less than a 10 minute drive to everything and you’ve got train transport nearby, at the end of the day anything that’s 10 minutes from the beach is great,” he said.

“It just depends what the buyers want to do, there’s definitely a stronger market for people renovating and living in them – they’re warm and they feel like home.”