Classic Newport cottage with premium position.
An thoroughly original beach cottage on Newport’s premier parade has hit the market.
And with a price guide of $1,4750,000, this humble home surrounded by multimillion-dollar properties, is already getting plenty of attention.
The three-bedroom cottage at 81 Prince Alfred Pde is a classic Newporter and built when the owners had the pick of the views of Pittwater on the northern beaches.
Northerly aspect and views.
This humble home still has the loveliest of northerly views and also a set of plans for a stunning new home courtesy of acclaimed architect Joshua Mulders.
James Baker, of McGrath Avalon, said a lot of the interest was coming from locals who “understand and know that location very well.”
He said it was a rare opportunity, boosted by the fact that it came with a set of DA-approved plans. The council-approved plans are for an open-plan design featuring four bedrooms and lift access. The living and dining areas of the new house make the most of the views across Pittwater.
An artist’s impression of the house that has approval to be built.
Inside the modest cottage with the wide Pittwater view.
Mr Baker said there wasn’t anything like it on the market, even though the road has 203 properties.
“It’s probably the last one that’s on the high side of the road with a northerly aspect,” he said.
The home is in good company — across the road and just a handful of doors down is 92-94 Prince Alfred Pde, a super-luxury, seven-bedroom trophy home that set the price record in 2008, when it sold for $14.6 million.
That price record still stands, 10 years later. There are two sales in the road north of $5 million.
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The three-bedroom cottage has one bathroom and one car space, and has been previously rented out for $600 a week. The single-level home goes to auction on Saturday October 27.
It is located within walking distance of the Royal Motor Yacht Club, and the public wharf.