Turella – Where ? Think Ikea Land

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8 Goddard St, Turella.   so, yeah, where is Turella?  Well it has a train station, is 10 kms from the CBD,  5 minutes from Ikea Tempe and 10 minutes to the airport.  This house is priced at $1.4M which is on the high side for Turella.  Average price is about $1.1M.    The last house that made an impact was this one for just under $1M.

For those priced out of Marrickville and Tempe (insane but yes) Turella is across the Cooks River and with surprisingly better access to roads and much less airport noise due to flight paths.  Rave over – lets just take in this glory box of a house.

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I’m fascinated by the current owners art collection.  This is the best natural styling I have seen and strangely closely resembles the artistic clutter of a family home but with more plastic.

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Kitchen is perfect for families.  You can gather here and do homework and all sit around on screens.

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This has parent’s retreat all over it.

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Everything old except new bathroom.  Big Tick.

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Happy family verandah.  Notice the canoes stored?  Down the road is the Cooks River with its own canoe club.   I vote to lie on the day bed and supervise the kids playing.

Family Factor.  Single level always works for small children.  A large open kitchen/ lounge and access to safe outdoor space is also perfect.  Three well sized bedrooms and north facing backyard, large trees and this house is rambling childhood perfection.

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Turella map

All images courtesy of Domain.  All opinions and conclusions are my own.  Any experiences or extra information on any of these houses would be welcomed. 

 

Ashfield – Watch This Suburb

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Address: 70 Church St, Ashfield  –  Zone: Inner West

Federation, renovated, 3 bedrooms, outside studio, pool.   For Auction around $1.5M.   For one million more you could live in this similar house in Waverley.

So why is Ashfield taking off?

Quite simply, when one area becomes too expensive, buyers push to the next closest area.  Ashfield has all the access to the bays, parks and water areas of Haberfield and Five Dock.   Added to this is access to either City Rail or Light Rail.

The schools are good.  Santa Sabina for the girls and Trinity Grammar – school of the SuperWogs – for the boys.

When this warehouse conversion was featured in Domain; Ashfield became a wise choice as it is surrounded by other more expensive suburbs.

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Click on the address link at the top for the auction and agent information.

Belmore -A bright bungalow

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Presenting – 19 Isabel St, Belmore.  About 15kms from the city and 550 metres (7 min walk) to Belmore train station.  This picture perfect federation has 4 beds, a pool (with a fence) and is north facing.  I’ll come to the part about what and where is Belmore after I tell you this house would be twice as much in another suburb.  It’s about taking a risk and seeing the potential for a lovely house in a different area.

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All looks very nice..   The next series of photos I had to put in a gallery.. it’s all a bit bright in black and white.

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But the bones are there sweeties!  all those gorgeous period details.  You could totally Scandi this place up but first you have to deal with those tiles.  Alice and the rabbit will come wandering past looking for the Mad Hatter in this house.

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I’m suspicious of this room.  It could be a great family room leading out to the north facing backyard and the ceiling is a lovely timber, but the blinds and curtains are all pulled up and the doors are all glass sliding ones.   Looks like it was done cheaply.

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Neat but dull patio.   Needs some plants undercover.   Put timber flooring over those ghastly tiles. I love the set up of the backyard.  Lots of fun playing here.

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According to Planning Alerts (a site which SFH loves) they complied and put in a pool fence earlier this year.  Not my choice of fence but the pointy bits are good for hanging wet towels and cossies on.

Floor plans show only one inside bathroom with one outside.  There are no photos of the bathroom (which probably has black and white tiles) so it’s probably small.  I would look at turning Bed 1 into a big bathoom and turing the old bathroom into a laundry/ inside spare toilet.

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From the Domain liveability index (out of 555)

342. Belmore

Belmore is well ahead of most of Sydney for education, train links and – its highest score – telecommunications coverage. It outperforms most of its region overall, despite receiving low marks for open space and tree cover.

There are three sports fields down the road.  The street is tree lined and spacious.

Belmore is out of the box for someone living in the inner west or a family cramped in an apartment.   It could be the new Ashfield, which is the new Dulwich Hill, but regardless it does represent very good value.

Also you will be the only ones in your street with a swimming pool so you’ll make friends easily.

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Commute lines.  Work is set to Martin Place.   An easy train ride to the city.

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Price guide ?  $1.3-1.4 M