Real Estate

peggyaes house held for 60 years has buyers queuing up to buy

Written by The ReReport

Peggy’s place on the border of Manly, going to auction on Saturday.

A century-old house sitting on a corner block is a well-regarded northern beaches suburb has caused a flurry of interest and Saturday’s onsite auction looks set to be a hot one.
The 1918 house at 29 Parkview Rd, Fairlight is right on the Manly border and sits on more than 520sqm of land, which is a good size for Fairlight where some blocks are 250sqm and smaller.

The enclosed rear yard, sizeable for Fairlight.

Steve Witt, of Belle Property Dee Why, said the block is level in a peaceful cul-de-sac and a range of buyers are interested in the Federation-era home.
“It was owned by Peggy who almost made it to a 100 years,” he said.
Records show that the late Peggy Barnett was almost the same age as the property, which was built as WW1 came to an end.
The double-brick house has attracted people wanting to renovate it, extend it or knock it down and seek to build a pair of semis.
The land has a 13.7m frontage and a 37.9m depth.

The updated kitchen.

Big rooms with decorative ceilings.

Mr Witt said the block is a prized corner position within one of Fairlight’s most tightly held pockets.
“It is ripe for a renovation transformation while also presenting a fantastic knockdown/rebuild opportunity to realise a dream family home,” he said.
Inside there are three bedrooms, two sunrooms, a dining room, a living room, side entry and a dated kitchen. The bathroom is classic retro style.


The house is one street from Birkley Lane which is in Manly. The property is a stroll from Manly itself with shops, city buses and the wharf.
The auction is booked for 3.45pm on Saturday October 27 and the price guide is $2.5 million.
“It’s a cracker,” Mr Witt said.

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