Taylor Troeth, Property Journalist
First published 13 Sep 2023, 5:00am
A dated, run-of-the mill brown brick house needing a hefty renovation or a complete knock-over has been listed for $8.8m.
The “near-original” 1920s home at 1 Thompson St Tamarama has been listed for $900,000 more than the price it previously sold for in 2021, with the state of the house remaining much the same.
The listing has omitted images of the current state of the interior of the seemingly untouched Tamarama home, which sold for $7.9m in November 2021.
The owners have since obtained DA approval for a new house on the site.
An old brown brick “near-original” house built in 1920 has been listed for $8.8 million.
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The images of the house show a weathered wooden balcony at the back of the house and the original dark brick exterior.
The listing said the property was “ripe for an inspirational renewal or redevelopment”.
“Very rarely does such a ‘blank canvas’ opportunity on such a large block arise in this dress-circle position,” it said.
Sales records showed the home sold for $2.96m 10 years ago.
The back yard of the Thompson st home shows an unkempt backyard and deteriorating back balcony.
The DA approved plans and artist impressions of the proposed home were included in the listing.
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Listed by D’Leanne Lewis, Principal at Laing + Simmons Double Bay, the property is being marketed as a “blank canvas”, an ultimate doer-upper.
As it stands, the home has three bedrooms, one bathroom and space for two cars.
The listing states “an outstanding opportunity with sweeping views across Tamarama and the Pacific Ocean,” and shows a ‘potential view’ if the new owners were to build a three story home.
Listed as the ‘potential view’ if new buyers were to purchase the property and build a new three story house.
The proximity to the beach and local eateries were also considered selling points, with the listing describing the place as “an address that will never go out of fashion”.
The Tamarama home is a freestanding old brick bungalow on a 402sq m block with north/east aspect.
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