Perched on 1043 square metres in the leafy and central suburb of Mangerton, 11 Eastern Avenue is a stately double brick home that oozes character.
Lush and loved, this home is the package deal according to the selling agent, Darren Kay of Belle Property.
“This is a character-filled cottage on an oversized block of land, with a reserve to the rear. It’s tranquil and yet is four minutes from the Wollongong CBD, and within proximity of private and public hospitals, shops, transport and top-notch schools including TIGS,” he says.
Thought to have been built in the 1940s or 50s, this home has retained all its original character but has been treated to renovation and modernisation where it counts.
With fresh paint, hardwood timber floors and plantation shutters, there’s nothing to do but move in. However, Darren says there’s plenty of room to create a “truly magnificent home” for anyone who wishes to further capitalise on the land size and location.
“You’ve got a 22-metre frontage on this property, so there’s scope to build a truly grand home in a blue ribbon location,” he says.
Inside, the home feels open and bright, with private retreat vibes owing to nine-foot-high ceilings, a charming wood-fuelled open fireplace and leafy outlooks to Mangerton Reserve at the rear.
Darren says while the home is perfect for a family with young children or teenagers, the floorplan lends itself to multigenerational family compositions as well.
“You have the fourth bedroom with clear separation from the other parts of the home, making it ideal for a teenager, guests or in-laws,” he says.
“This means people can enjoy privacy when they need it, but come together whenever they wish as well.”
The home boasts dual lounges plus a dining room, and a modern kitchen with a freestanding gas range oven and integrated dishwasher.
“These all flow effortlessly to the lovely covered rear deck and pergola, and on the Reserve,” Darren says.
“It makes for a wonderful space for gathering and entertaining.”
This is a four-bedroom, two-bathroom home. All four bedrooms come with built-in wardrobes and the main bathroom has a tub.
Two extra rooms on the ground level overlooking the backyard and leafy surrounds await conversation into whatever the owner desires or can be used as handy storage space.
The home also includes a handy carport with space for two vehicles and a security alarm system for peace of mind.
Darren says when the current owners took this property on, the land was completely flat and mostly comprised of Couch grass. Today, the property benefits from the fruits of their labour including plenty of canopy cover courtesy of beautiful mature trees and low-maintenance raised vegetable beds and gardens fuelled by sustainable permaculture methods.
Further signs of an intentional eco-friendly design include a water tank with a sprinkler system and solar-powered air conditioning and hot water to minimise the power bills.
Inside and out, it is clear this home was loved.
“The only reason they’re selling is because they are relocating to Tasmania,” Darren says. “That leaves this lovely home on the market for new owners with an eye for quality.”
Number 11 Eastern Avenue, Mangerton is open for inspection this Saturday 2 September from 1:30 pm to 2 pm. The auction is scheduled for Friday 22 September. For more information contact Darren Kay on 0411 187 768.