Four city houses first buyers will love
Entry-level house packages are rare in Inner Sydney, and the prospect of owning a patch of turf motivates most buyers.
When they come up for sale, they entice the curious, the serious, and the neighbours. And this month is exciting them all.
If you want a block of land near the city, here’s four worth pondering. And the best part is, they start from under $1 million.
On 38sqm in the heart of Surry Hills, the feedback from buyers on 11 Little Riley Street has been ‘small’ but ‘cute’ with a ‘good layout’.
It’s attracted between 10 and 15 people to each open home with a few contracts out so far. Location is pretty good as well. You can walk to Central in well under 10 minutes – we tried it.
Nearby in Darlinghurst, here’s another tucked-away terrace with a cool laneway location. Your neighbours include Bills Darlinghurst and Gelato Messina, and you’re on the cusp of the St Vincent’s Hospital precinct.
With a current guide of $950,000 you could walk in and spend nothing. Or, you have plenty of options for personalising to your own taste.
In the inner Northern Suburbs, North Ryde isn’t known for its starter homes, but this one is tempting the first-homebuyers. In an apartment price bracket, it’s a freestanding cottage, with appeal for young couples.
Again, you could renovate to suit your tastes here. But in its current format it’s a light and airy home on 434sqm, ready to be enjoyed.
Sadly in the time we were writing this, it sold for $983,000. But here’s another one to suit young families or downsizers. Plus it comes with plans to extend, renovate, and add a pool.
Lastly, in the Inner West, it doesn’t get more ‘classic Aussie house‘ than this one in Marrickville. A freestanding character home, it opens to back lawns under a Hills Hoist.
It’s a rock solid red-bricker with its original detail immaculately preserved, all set on a 285sqm block.
Perhaps the great Australian dream still does exist.