Go to The South often? Like deep Shire South? It’s like the North, in fact, its very like the North but much cheaper. Waterways, creeks, bush, beaches and even train stations.
Last school holidays I discovered Hazelehurst Gallery in Gymea. A combination of bequeathed art gallery, playground, hip cafe and craft group or as the recent SMH review called it ‘A garden party in Gymea’. Culture, regional arty culture, does exist and so do some affordable interesting family homes.
30 Ruby Road, Gymea. Auction. Domain range to $1M *
Waterfront and waterview homes are more expensive, naturally, but this mid-century home is well located to the preschool and public school (like across the fence).
Not the most exciting house. Plain mid-century and small. This is posted here as an example of what people ignore. A plain house that is ‘out of fashion’ can be the best entry to a tough market. There are now design firms that specialise in helping modernise a mid-century home, Secret Design Studio, offers a ‘Dr Retro House’ service. Although based in Melbourne, the demand for consultations has prompted a new office in Sydney.
Here is the google location showing park on the south side and Primary school to the west. Home is located in a cul-de-sac.
Nothing to Do – 65 Forest Road Miranda. For Sale. Domain range to $1.4M
5 bedrooms, 3 balconies and a spa. Close to shops, schools and a Westfield there is nothing to do in this house. In another part of Sydney this house would be way more than $1.4.
If you want more in Miranda you could try this palm-tree-laden confusion at 63 Matson Crescent – price estimate is $1.9- $2.1M
12 Glen Road Oatley. Auction guide $1.6-1.7M. A new home with a MCM (mid-century modern) influence I only have one objection. The two car garage could be brought forward to a car-port and a more living space could be added. Otherwise Oatley has one of the best family parks in Sydney
The Best for lusty last.
Built in the early 1960s this formed part of the early ‘Sydney School’ style of architecture. If this house was in Castlecrag or Northbridge it would be over $3M. Here in Lugarno the auction guide is $1.8 plus.
For Auction with price range of $1.8-$1.9M. I’m off to buy my lotto ticket for this one.
* Domain range = Although no dollar price is indicated a price range can be found by using the ‘Price’ in the filtering system. Agents have to enter a guide price range when listing a property.
All images courtesy of Domain. All opinions and conclusions are my own. Any experiences or extra information on any of these houses would be welcomed.