Here’s your chance to pluck a beauty in the heart of Fitzroy.
The circa-1920 period home and separate shop at 51 and 51A Smith St has a hair-raising $2-$2.2 million price tag.
On about 262sq m of land with commercial one zoning, the four-bedroom home offers solar panels, pressed metal ceilings, polished floorboards and open fireplaces.
The vendors have been leasing the downstairs retail space to Eminence Brows and Beauty salon which has been in operation for 22 years.
Nelson Alexander Fitzroy agent David Sanguinedo waxed lyrical about the property.
“It offers the potential for buyers to live there and run a business at the same time,” Mr Sanguinedo said.
“It has dual street frontages, backs onto Little Smith St and has gathered quite a lot of interest from different buyer groups.
“The vendors have been there for quite some time and are nervous about moving but they have decided to downsize.”
Behind the salon is a kitchen, living and meals area, while four bedrooms, a study and a bathroom are upstairs.
The outdoor entertainment area and garage backs onto Little Smith St.
Mr Sanguinedo said the property suited a broad spectrum of buyers.
“We have had investors and owner-occupiers who have shown interest in the property,” Mr Sanguinedo said.
“There are also people looking at it who want to run a gallery downstairs.
“Personally, I hope it goes to someone who understands the culture of Fitzroy and Collingwood.
“It’s a unique area.”
No. 51a Smith St last sold for $660,000 in November 2002, according to CoreLogic data.