42 Wilshire Street DICKSON

ACT 2602
Sold on 29th July 2017 Contact Agent
About this property

The perfect blend of old and new.

Sold under the hammer for $995,000 - 6 registered bidders.

This classic 1960s red brick & tile home presents a fantastic opportunity to enter this highly sought after location. The home is located in a quiet street surrounded by mature trees for privacy & has been completely renovated except for tasteful hints of the original house scattered throughout. A combination of practical sensibilities & contemporary considerations, this home's sympathetic updates create a welcoming space that will immediately feel like home.

Living here is easy with 2 separate living areas, tastefully refurbished with modern & stylish interiors. The enviable kitchen boasts an array of quality inclusions including a new Belling oven with gas cooktop, stone benchtops & a tranquil vista overlooking the fruit trees & veggie gardens that are actively growing produce to be enjoyed immediately. The northerly aspect family room has plenty of space for everyone & has double-glazed double doors which seamlessly blend with the outside.

To keep you warm in Canberra's long winter, there is ducted gas heating throughout & the cosy lounge room has a restored fireplace, still enclosed by the stonework done by the original owner (who was a stonemason), & beautiful timber-look vinyl plank flooring. The bedrooms are segregated for privacy, with the main bedroom, ensuite & walk-through robe located at one end of the house & the remaining 3 bedrooms at the other end.

The home is surrounded by mature gardens, there is a paved entertaining area, cleverly designed to capture the northern sun, a flat grassed area for the kids, thriving fruit trees & veggie gardens plus a convenient storage shed for all those garden tools. There is a 9m-long single-brick garage with painted flooring plus upgraded insulation, a TV antenna, double-glazed French doors overlooking the backyard & its own power supply, so it could also be easily used as a rumpus room or home office. The driveway & off-street parking can accommodate another 6-7 vehicles.

Opportunities like this are getting harder to come by in the Inner North, with its proximity to the City yet walking distance from a variety of schools plus both the Dickson shopping precinct & Ainslie shops. Our aim is to make a purchase of this home as smooth & easy as possible as per our Friendly Auction Campaign'.

SMS "Wilshire info" to 0403 215 246 to get a copy of the digital brochure & contract.

Features overview:

Single-level, brick & tile home
709m2 flat block with a north-easterly aspect to the living areas
Completely renovated throughout in 2015 with some $125,000 invested by the current owners
Kitchen comes complete with stone benchtops
900mm Belling freestanding oven with 5-burner gas stovetop
New LED lighting including new switchboard & wiring ($14,000 worth)
Significant roofing work totalling $20,000 incl. new gutters, facias, downpipes, repointing & respraying roof & a new side pergola
New bathroom & ensuite
Walk-in robe in main plus built-in robes in other 3 bedrooms
New carpets in all bedrooms & hallway
New laundry
Ducted gas heating plus wood fireplace
Reverse-cycle spilt system in living room
Colorbond fencing
Vegetable garden & fruit trees
Dual window treatments in all living areas
Double-glazed French doors at rear of home
R5 insulation in the house & garage
Extra-long, 9m brick garage with painted floor, side doors & own power supply
Workshop room at rear of garage
Room for 6-7 extra vehicles in the driveway
New external awnings to all windows
Storage shed rear of garage
160 litre hot water system
Quiet tree-lined street, RZ2 Zoning
2 minute drive to Dickson or Ainslie shops
Vacant possession can be facilitated if you want, or need, to sell a home to help fund the purchase

To help buyers, we offer the following as part of our Friendly Auction System:

Written & verbal buyer price guides updated throughout the campaign.
A digital brochure with everything you need to consider a purchase (just request it via SMS).
We can refer a solicitor who can review the contract prior to auction, for FREE.
Help negotiating amendments to the contract such as settlement dates or exchange deposits.
Personalised bidding strategy meeting to help confirm bidding tactics on the day.
Free valuations to help you establish your current equity.
5% deposit approved payable via BPAY (no lining up for bank cheques before the auction).

Read More

Want to find more properties like this?

Mark Larmer
Mark Larmer
Principal, Licensed Agent & Auctioneer, Partner
0403 215 246