A before and after look at the Stanmore property.
As the old saying goes, what a difference a year makes, with this period home in Stanmore going from derelict eyesore to a luxury three-bedroom home.
The property at 33 Durham St originally hit the market last year, with the online advert encouraging potential buyers to “bring your overalls”.
The facade has been extensively renovated.
How it looked just a year ago.
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The property was in need of some serious work, with the walls crumbling in some rooms, large cracks and holes in the ceiling and mould throughout.
The kitchen was barely recognisable, with an old sink and stove. There were tiles missing and the backyard was overgrown with trees and bushes.
One investor from Melbourne saw the potential, snapping it up for $1.385 million before embarking on a major overhaul.
The walls were crumbling and the interiors were dated.
Imagine trying to cook dinner here.
Now back on the market just over a year later, the Victorian home has been updated with new timber flooring, a gas kitchen and paved dining patio at the rear.
They even added in another bathroom.
Listing agent Michael Montano of Raine and Horne-Montano is taking it to auction on December 1 with a guide of $1.65 million.
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What a big difference.
“It really looks stunning, everything is brand new apart from the brick and the period frame,” he said.
“It had been in the same family for a long time and it just got to the point where it was unoccupied.”
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