2 February 2024

This spacious family home brims with potential in an ultra-convenient locale

| Dione David
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Living room at 2 Hamilton Street in Fairy Meadow

Natural light abounds thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. Photo: MMJ Real Estate.

Opportunity knocks at number 2 Hamilton Street, a four-bedroom residence brimming with potential to become a standout character home in the heart of Fairy Meadow.

Built 50 to 60 years ago, the home and land boast the kinds of proportions that are increasingly inaccessible to the market, with an auction price guide of $1,095,000.

Selling agent Cooper Reed of MMJ Real Estate in Wollongong says homes like this are part of the reason so many young families are flocking to the suburb.

“Fairy Meadow is performing really well, particularly when it comes to the older style houses. The appeal for buyers is that the location is a sweet spot – on the border of the northern suburbs, still close to the conveniences of the CBD but with a family-friendly vibe,” he says.

“There are great schools in the area, and the suburb is still affordable, so you can get yourself a real family home for under the 1.3 mark, which is pretty non-existent further north.”

Fascade at 2 Hamilton Street in Fairy Meadow

With plenty of character and charm, the home is brimming with potential. Photo: MMJ Real Estate.

Set on a generous 659-sqm block with a large internal floorplan, Cooper says it’s “not all that common to find a property that ticks all those boxes”.

“The space is there for a growing family, and for people who are looking to put their stamp on a property; there’s so much potential in this home to renovate and change as you wish,” he says.

The home itself has been partially renovated, providing a window into its potential to become a standout property where timeless charm meets a fresh and modern aesthetic.

Pool at 2 Hamilton Street in Fairy Meadow

The “family-sized” inground pool sits by the separate studio with its own bathroom, ideal for a teenager’s retreat or guest accommodation. Photo: MMJ Real Estate.

The heart of this home features a spacious living area, perfect for family gatherings, and a large kitchen. The north-facing sunroom, with its floor-to-ceiling windows provides a beautiful leafy outlook to the surrounding established trees, and floods the home with natural light.

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Combined with exposed brick features throughout, the home has a warm, bright, and airy atmosphere.

“It’s a very pleasant family home, and feels nice to be in. It’s definitely worth coming and seeing in the flesh,” Cooper says.

Dining room at 2 Hamilton Street in Fairy Meadow

Parts of the home have been refreshed, providing glimpses into its potential. Photo: MMJ Real Estate.

One standout feature is the large in-ground pool, which could be transformed into an outdoor entertainment oasis or simply kept as is for the family to enjoy throughout summer.

“It’s the kind of big, family-style pools you seem to only get in more established homes in Fairy Meadow,” Cooper says.

Nearby, a separate studio with its own bathroom allows for plenty of extra accommodation, ideal for guests, teenagers or the in-laws.

Brick details at 2 Hamilton Street in Fairy Meadow

Exposed brick detail adds to the charm and aesthetic potential. Photo: MMJ Real Estate.

The home is situated only a 10-minute drive to Wollongong CBD and one hour and 15 minutes to the Sydney CBD with easy access to the freeway.

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It’s also a stone’s throw from Mount Ousley Public School, as well as local green spaces and is walking distance to local shops.

Number 2 Hamilton Street, Fairy Meadow is open for inspection this Saturday 3 February at 11:15 am, and goes to auction on Saturday 24 February at noon. For more information contact Cooper Reed on 0447 178 967.

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