Sitting side by side in the leafy green suburb of Subiaco, these two properties along Coolgardie Street have oodles of character and lots of potential.
Set to go to auction one after the other on Saturday October 31, Ray White City Residential Selling Principal and Auctioneer Brent Compton and Ray White City Residential Sales Executive Brent Morfesse will be running the show, which Mr Compton said was an unmissable opportunity for potential buyers.
“Presented to market with vacant possession and many original features still intact, these timeless beauties are a renovators dream,” Mr Compton said.
“Offering untapped potential for any savvy renovator with the vision to seamlessly and respectfully marry the old with the new, we’re certainly excited by the prospect of seeing how the next chapter for each of these grand old homes unfold.”
While the appeal of owning a character home will be a major drawcard for many bidders, Mr Compton said the location of these properties would also influence buyers.
“An address in Subiaco offers its residents an easy inner-city lifestyle, with access to Subiaco business, retail and cafe districts, the Perth CBD, the iconic Kings Park and Botanic Garden, sought-after schools, The University of Western Australia, as well as public transport options,” he said.
“Subiaco is an evolving suburb, boasting an exciting mix of business and entertainment options extremely close to Perth city, whilst still offering beautiful streets of renovated character homes.”
Discussing the key components associated with the listings, Mr Compton said 21-23 Coolgardie Street was built in 1908 and would capture the imagination of buyers.
“21-23 Coolgardie Street is listed by the City of Subiaco as a place of Cultural Heritage Significance,” he said.
“Having been established as Nurse Lloyd’s Private Maternity Hospital in 1909, the home is lovingly known as Shannon House and features tuck-pointing, gable ends, fireplaces, verandahs, timber windows and window hardware, corridor arches, floorboards and more.”
The home features a larger floor plan than the listed neighbouring house, which spreads across 748sqm and includes eight bedrooms, three bathrooms and space for five cars.
The property at 19 Coolgardie Street was built in 1904 and was connected to the adjacent number 23 Coolgardie Street by ownership and use from 1908.
“For many years, the operator of the hospital at number 23 lived next door at number 19,” Mr Compton said. “After a period of separation, the properties have recently been reunited in function and ownership.”
The residence at 19 Coolgardie Street offers four generous bedrooms, two bathrooms and parking for two vehicles.
“The lounge room is spacious and includes air-conditioning for the warmer months, with an open fireplace to keep you cosy in cooler weather,” Mr Compton said.
“Parking for two vehicles is accessible from the rear right-of-way laneway.”
While the two properties are offered to the market separately, Mr Compton said he expected some buyers would be interested in securing both addresses given how rare it was to see side-by-side properties available to the market at the same time.
“Both houses will be auctioned on Saturday October 31, and we are anticipating a number of bidders for both properties,” he said.
The onsite auction starts at 11am.
21-23 Coolgardie Street, Subiaco
19 Coolgardie Street, Subiaco
Agent: Ray White City Residential
Contact: Brent Compton, 0410 543 124 or Brent Morfesse 0419 900 747