The Lotto dream is a stunning two-storey, four-bedroom/three-bathroom home, on a meticulously manicured block and a pool, preferably with ocean views.
But the reality for most of us is more modest.
That makes this Munster duplex perfect for a young couple starting out, or for retirees wanting to down-size to a lock and leave, with cash left over to top up the super and travel—and still have a garden.
Priced well under $500,000, first-home owners won’t have to stump for stamp duty, saving around $16,000, nicely compensating for the much-reduced first-home-owners’ grant.
The vendor has renovated and painted the three-bedroom duplex and the result is a pleasant dwelling with nothing left to do but move in.
A lovely bullnose verandah overlooks a neat courtyard front garden facing a surprisingly quiet Barrington Street.
“The double garage is huge, with spacious storage that could be converted if you like into a second bathroom.”
Open the double frosted-glass doors and it’s even more peaceful as you step into the compact lounge, with its golden, floating-timber floor.
An arch leads to the open-plan dining/kitchen, where you’ll find a there’s plenty of preparation space on the all-white benches and plenty of storage in the white cupboards, including a double pantry. And there’s a dishwasher.
Split-system air conditioning keeps things cool, but for a refreshing change head to Coogee Beach, mere minutes by car.
There’s plenty of space in the garden of this 464sqm property for a shed, chooks and a vegie patch, a nice little nod to the suburb’s market garden history.
And I’d be erecting a patio/alfresco near the stand of peppermint trees on the fence line as a matter of priority.
The double garage is huge, with spacious storage that could be converted if you like into a second bathroom.
Lovely Smart Park with its waterfalls, lakes and gazebos is a short stroll down Barrington Street, Stargate shopping centre not much further, and Newton and St Jerome’s primary schools are nearby.
93B Barrington St, Munster
Salua Mrad 0435 232 030
Acton Fremantle 9319 3022