MELBOURNE has some weird and wonderful houses, and at this Fitzroy North terrace, you’ll find the kitchen and bathroom as one.
AN affordable way to get into Melbourne’s inner-north has hit the market.
But just make sure you watch your step.
The old charmer was once flagged for a ripper renovation. But a change in circumstance has left 71 Rae St, Fitzroy North, longing for some TLC.
“I’ve never seen anything like it,” Nelson Alexander Carlton North agent Janine Ballantyne said.
You wouldn’t be blamed for thinking you’d stepped into a storage shed after throwing open the front door of the terrace house.
Bric-a-brac has taken the place of bedrooms and you won’t find ceilings or plastered walls.
There’s still space for daily life at the rear of the home, but it comes with some quirks to contend with.
The kitchen and bathroom are brought together in a single room, with the toilet just a few steps away from the kitchen sink.
Ascend a ladder to a loft bedroom, adorned with a rather striking arched window and another loo, too.
Despite the home’s rough condition and the sales campaign’s early days, Ms Ballantyne said buyers were eagerly knocking at the door.
“But I haven’t taken anyone through yet,” she said.
“It’s a very unique opportunity in a lovely pocket of Fitzroy North, and has a huge amount of potential.”
She said the price guide of $800,000-$850,000 was reflective of the property’s condition. It is set to go under the hammer on December 19.
CoreLogic sales records reveal it last sold in 1998 for $214,000.
The data firm recorded a 14.8 per cent rise in Fitzroy North’s median house price to $1.4 million across the 12 months to August.
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