10 June 2023

Character cottage with modern flair as 'neat as a pin' on Wollongong's fringe

| Katrina Condie
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There’s loads to love about this character cottage, from the breeze-block front fence to the undulating rear lawn. Photos: Belle Property Illawarra.

The long-term owners have outgrown this cute weatherboard cottage and it’s time for another young family to make their own memories here.

An ideal opportunity for first home buyers or a young couple just starting out, 29 Mailer Avenue Wollongong offers that chic blend of old and new, with loads of character features adding to the property’s unique charm.

Belle Property Illawarra sales agent Darren Kay said the 1940s-era home had been “beautifully reimagined to delight today’s modern household”.

“It’s loaded with character and is as neat as a pin,” he said.

“The owners are looking to upgrade and this is definitely a fantastic opportunity for first home buyers.

“It’s in an incredible location close to local public and private schools, and the backyard is fully fenced, making it ideal for kids and dogs to run around.”

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Located in a tree-lined street, the cottage is as cute as a button with the original concrete breeze-block fence and metal lacework on the front porch creating a cool mid-century vibe that continues throughout the home.

Polished pine floorboards, high ceilings with ornate cornices and timber sash windows give the home a light and airy feel that’s complemented by the addition of contemporary downlights and ceiling fans.

The crisp white kitchen with stone benchtops, induction cooking, stainless dishwasher and honeycomb tile splashback brings a modern coastal flair to this property.

The home is fresh and airy in summer, yet cosy and warm in winter with ducted air-conditioning plus an open fireplace with timber mantlepiece which is a standout character feature in the formal loungeroom.

Throughout the home are reminders of a time gone by, with stained glass, ceiling roses and high timber skirting boards that blend perfectly with the latest styling trends.

The open plan living area at the rear of the property has huge glass windows overlooking the park-like backyard, while the front loungeroom faces north and captures the sun all day long.

With three good sized carpeted bedrooms, all with built-in robes, this home has been beautifully reimagined to delight today’s modern family.

The home is elevated at the rear on the gently sloping 600 sqm block, with a laundry and workshop on the lower level. It also boasts a detached garage with carport for off-street parking.

The large back lawn is private with leafy surrounds, making it ideal for family gatherings and for kicking a ball around with the kids.

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Darren said the location was key, with the Wollongong shopping centre, train station, iconic beaches and cafes all within a five-minute drive.

“It’s a fantastic place to put down roots and enjoy the blue-ribbon lifestyle on offer,” he added.

The home has just hit the market and is expected to attract interest from first home buyers looking for a low-maintenance property in a great location.

“It’s been freshly painted and all the hard work has been done. It’s ready to just move in and start enjoying everything Wollongong has to offer,” Darren said.

A price guide will be released prior to auction.

To arrange an inspection at 29 Mailer Avenue Wollongong, contact Darren Kay on 0411 187 768 or Nicole Kay on 0411 669 920 at Belle Property Illawarra.

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