A “funky” former panel-beating shop turned home has hit the market in Islington.
Ray White’s Teresa Heighington is marketing 24 Anderton Street, which is set for auction on May 19.
A price guide is yet to be set for the property due to its unique nature.
Four bedrooms at the front of the home are separated from the living, dining and kitchen by an atrium.
There is large garage at the rear of the property.
The home is located within walking distance of Maitland Road, the Pacific Highway and Beaumont Street.
“It was a panel-beating shop and it was converted before the current owner bought it,” Ms Heighington said. “It still has the old panel-beating doors and the skirting is all checkered. It has a nice atrium and it’s a real fun one.
“Islington has got a real fun vibe. It’s quirky but it’s got a nice community feel where everyone looks out for each other.”
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Islington, along with its surrounding inner city suburbs, has been gaining in popularity in recent times due to its close proximity to the harbour and Newcastle CBD.
The median sale price for a residential home in Islington rose from $558,000 in 2016, according to Australian Property Monitors data, to $680,000 last year.
The highest sale for a home in Anderton Street, according to APM data, was $620,000 in 2013 but the Anderton Street home is expected to eclipse that mark.
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The $1.01 million sale of a “bespoke” apartment in Hamilton development Atrium is believed to have set a suburb record.
George Rafty, of First National Newcastle City, marketed the two-bedroom Anzac House apartment with a price guide of $850,000 to $930,000. It is believed to be the first apartment sale for Hamilton over $1 million.
Milton Townhouse, also two bedrooms and in the second stage of the Atrium development of the former Hamilton RSL and Anzac House site, sold under the hammer for $760,000.
Arlene Field, of LJ Hooker Wangi Wangi, is marketing two properties in the lake suburb that have their own unique qualities.
One, at 293 Watkins Road features a four-bedroom house as well as the Wangi Wangi post office, which has two years left on its lease. It is being marketed with a price guide of $795,000.
“It is waterfront, so it’s a good price,” Ms Field said. “In the first week on the market we have had heaps of interest. It’s attracting people who are looking for a waterfront but also because of the commercial side to it.”
She is also marketing 113 Watkins Road, a four-bedroom waterfront home with a price guide of $1.6 million, which could set a new sale record for the suburb.
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David Podmore, of Ren Property, believes he has listed “possibly the best unit in Little Beach Nelson Bay under $500,000”.
The two-bedroom unit in Columbia Close is being marketed with a price guide of $498,000.
It has a north-east balcony overlooking the parkland of the Inner Lighthouse and is located within walking distance of Little Beach and Shoal Bay beach.
It is being leased at $400 per week until September.
One Agency’s Anne Pinkerton is marketing a two-bedroom brick and tile villa in Waratah’s Lorna Street for $379,000. It has long-term tenants.
Daniel Irwin, of First National Altitude, is marketing a vacant block of land 727 square metres in size in Elermore Vale’s Robinia Close with a guide of $395,000 to $430,000.
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