28 July 2023

No need for a big yard with a park right at the back door of this townhouse

| Katrina Condie
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The rear courtyard overlooks a leafy reserve, ideal for families to enjoy. Photo: MMJ.

Who needs the hassle and maintenance of a big backyard, when you’ve got the convenience of a park right over the back fence?

Tucked away at the rear of a boutique complex, this modern two-storey townhouse at 5/16-18 Strathearn Avenue, Wollongong offers a peaceful lifestyle just minutes from the bustling city centre.

MMJ real estate agent Madison Phipps said the home was located in a quiet street and promised an enviable way of living.

“It backs onto a huge reserve at the end of the complex and has access through the back gate to the reserve and children’s playground,” Madison said.

“A sunny wraparound courtyard overlooks the greenery of the reserve creating a really beautiful, private space with no back neighbours.”

Madison said the low-maintenance, sunny yard and leafy outlook impressed everyone who viewed the property during the first open home.

The three-bedroom, two-bathroom townhouse would be ideal for first home buyers, a young family or downsizers, and she said savvy investors could also make the most of the “brilliant location”.

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“It’s right on the border of Wollongong and Coniston and is close to the hospital and lots of specialist offices, so it’s an ideal rental property for medical professionals or visiting doctors,” Madison said.

“With the uni and TAFE campus nearby, it would also be great for student accommodation.”

With a buyers’ guide of $900,000 she said the property would also suit a young family looking for a home close to schools and the city centre.

“The bedrooms are a good size for kids, while the master is a real parents’ retreat opening out onto a private north-facing balcony,” Madison said.

“The courtyard area is huge and great for family gatherings and for younger kids to play. Then you’ve got the reserve, playground and Coniston soccer fields not far away.”

Madison said the quiet area made it ideal for downsizers seeking an oasis close to the town’s amenities.

“It’s a leisurely walk down the street to the Crown Central mall with all its shops and cafes, and it’s only three and a half kilometres to the beach,” she added.

Smack-bang between the Wollongong and Coniston train stations, the home is in a handy location for anyone commuting to Sydney for work.

One of only eight townhouses in the well kept 13-year-old complex, the home has undergone a recent modern makeover, with new floating floors, an updated bathroom and ensuite, a fresh coat of paint throughout and a new oven and cooktop in the gourmet kitchen.

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With a modern poly kitchen with stone benchtops and stainless-steel appliances, this property is perfect for entertaining, and the fantastic outdoor area with low-maintenance gardens is ideal for all seasons. The home also features a double lock-up garage.

Boasting a seamless integration of open plan living areas, seclusion, and practicality, Madison said this townhouse would leave a lasting impression.

“The home is fresh and airy, with all the living areas opening out onto the courtyard through double glass sliding doors,” she said.

“The neutral decor perfectly complements the airy interior, creating a serene ambiance that welcomes you home.”

To arrange an inspection at 5/16-18 Strathearn Avenue, Wollongong contact Madison Phipps at MMJ on 0458 866 006.

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