Randwick worker’s cottage from 1860s is tucked behind deep front garden

6 George Street, Randwick, 6 George Street, Randwick,
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6 George Street, Randwick,

6 George Street, Randwick, is described as “a fine example of the Victorian gothic style”.

A light-filled, conservatory-style living space on the northern boundary of 6 George Street, Randwick is currently set up as a delightful dining area.

6 George Street, Randwick: Open fireplaces add character and the original kauri floorboards still solid underfoot.

Described in its heritage listing as “a simple workman’s cottage”, but nevertheless, “a fine example of the Victorian gothic style”, Eddlesten has a lovely, two-storey sandstone facade tucked behind a deep front garden.

Built on the site of a quarry located on a Crown land grant bought by the owner of Nugal​ Hall, another Randwick heritage gem, the home has been well maintained over the years and has plenty of scope for a new owner to add value.

Its charm lies in the stonework and the simple layout, with a number of open fireplaces adding character and the original kauri floorboards still solid underfoot.

The 1990s addition of a conservatory-style living space on the home’s northern boundary was a masterstroke. This light-filled room has two walls of windows and a timber-panelled pitched roof and is currently set up as a delightful dining zone, with double doors opening onto the garden. Back inside it connects with the central living room, which leads through to a separate kitchen.

Although it comes with an Asko dishwasher, a freestanding Glem double oven with gas cooktop and a walk-in pantry, the kitchen would benefit from a full makeover, perhaps connecting it with the lounge room next door.

There is a good-size laundry which could also be upgraded.

At the front of the home you’ll find a bedroom and what’s billed as a dining room, though would perhaps be more useful as a home office.

Upstairs there are four more bedrooms of varying sizes and a bright family bathroom with a shower over the corner bath. You’ll see water glimpses from here, but the real surprise lies in the master bedroom on the eastern boundary which claims excellent views over Coogee to the ocean and Wedding Cake Island.

The property has dual street access so while there’s a designated off-street car space on George Street, there’s access to a double garage from Victoria Street. It may be possible to add a self-contained studio overhead.

Meanwhile the garden out front is set over two tiers and could be transformed into a beautiful, park-like space with some thoughtful landscaping.

It’s a great location, with the Avoca Street restaurant strip only a block away.

The owner says: “Living here I feel like I’m in Bowral: the magical gardens, conservatory, the terrace, sun through every window…only in such a central location.”

Room for improvement: Update the kitchen and open it onto the lounge room.

6 George Street, Randwick Guide: $2.6 million 5 bed 2 bath 2 car Built 1860s, renovated 1990s Land 701 square metres Inspect Sat and Wed, 11am-11.30am Auction September 10 ​Agent McGrath Edgecliff, 0413 192 277 See more at: domain南京夜网419论坛/2012988854

Need to know: Last traded for $1 million in 1999 Highest recorded house price in Randwick (past 12 months) $6.11 million for 8 Dick Street in September, 2015 Median price for houses $2.1 million

Recent sales: $2.25 million for 16 Bundock Lane in March, 2016 $2.35 million for 30 Norton Street in June, 2016 $2,425,000 for 1 Coogee Street in February, 2016 Source: Domain Group

Surrounding area: Randwick is happily sandwiched between some of Sydney’s best neighbourhoods. Bronte, Clovelly and Coogee sit on the suburb’s eastern border, each with its own magical beach and local eateries. Centennial Park and Queens Park adjoin the northern border, providing residents with endless opportunities for outdoor leisure. The University of New South Wales and Sydney Children’s Hospital are tucked into the south-west corner and there are golf courses, Westfield Eastgardens and Westfield Bondi Junction all within easy reach. Serviced by bus, with light rail under construction.

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