Brighton house has tree in front of garage
Don’t let a tree in front of the garage at this Brighton house get in the way of securing a prime development site.
Two neighbouring Brighton properties, at 39 Carpenter St and 20 Black St, are being sold as a package covering 809sq m of land.
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The two-storey house at 39 Carpenter St has four bedrooms and a double garage that has a tree blocking cars from using it, while 20 Black St has three bedrooms and clear access to a single garage.
RT Edgar director Sam Paynter wasn’t sure why a tree was planted in such an intriguing spot, but said both properties were owned by the same family.
“The family have always lived in the two properties, they are a very close family, but it is time to sell,” Mr Paynter said.
“It is a premier development site. It is suitable for apartments or high-end townhouses (subject to council approval).
“It could also be a great land banking opportunity.”
Mr Paynter said the properties were in an “A-grade” location a block away from Church St’s cafes, restaurants and shops and Middle Brighton train station.
The combined properties provide two street frontages and north-facing orientation.
There is potential to rent out the homes while preparing plans and permits for a development.
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Mr Paynter said there was a lot of demand in this area from developers looking to create something high quality.
“Black St is a premier street in the area so there will be a lot of demand for apartments or townhouses if they are built,” he said.