Its a character-filled, historic early Victorian 2-bedroom cottage, set in a super convenient and prime location close to everything (all transport, shops, cafes, Yarra River, parks etc)
Our three lovely rural-born neighbours (and doggo) left nearly 3 months ago, and sadly it does not seem that anyone else wants to live there, because we are aware there have only been three 0or four viewings since then...Maybe it is because the cottage is old-fashioned, not modern?
The cottage has an entry hallway, 2 good-size bedrooms (one with decorative OFP), polished floorboards, high ceilings, cozy wallpapered and wood-panelled living room with gas heating (and decorative OFP), compact bathroom and laundry combined - a claw-foot bathtub with low-flow shower over it, and a light-filled kitchen/meals area with lots of cupboards and a super-cool vintage gas stove!!
Also it has sunblinds at the front (west-facing) verandah, a gas hotwater system, a compost bin, a small shed, a second toilet (outside), small lawn under the washing line and LOTS of slimline rainwater tanks!
The veg patch area faces north, but understandably has now been stripped of all the herbs and veg by our ex-neighbours when they left.
Because it is such an old cottage (originally built around 1855- we've been researching it), it has had some movement resulting in some plaster cracks, a couple of internal (hallway) doors do not close properly, some chipped paint on window frames and some unfinished re-painting out the back, otherwise a sweet little home!
The other neighbours nearby are all long-term renters and we all get along famously - we swap plant cuttings or seedlings, or our produce, lend/borrow stuff, have chats, pat each other's pets, care for our gardens, birds and wildlife, take in each other's bins if needed...a small terrace of houses all with like-minded eco-aware bods, all around late 20s-plus employed-student-volunteer types. One household recently added a gorgeous little bub to the mix...
The cottage is actually rented with an Agency, but we thought we'd put a listing on here, to try and get neighbour-compatible, friendly eco-aware new occupants in the cottage. It would be FANTASTIC to find like-minded people to join our terrace and add some new sharehouse 'flavour' to it!
(I don't have photos from inside the cottage, only the front verandah)
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