New chapter for century-old home in western Sydney
A charming western Sydney home kept in the same family for a century has changed hands for the first time.
Filled with character features, the cottage at 61 Kihilla Rd, Auburn, generated huge buyer interest before selling quickly for $830,000.
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There were a whopping 21 inspections within the first 24 hours of the property going live online, according to Starr Partners agent Vinesh Goundar.
“The home was sold in 12 days and there were 32 inspections in total — they are significant numbers in the current market,” Mr Goundar said.
“People were genuinely curious as to what the property was about because even though it was an old home it was still appealing to a lot of people,” he said.
The single-storey house, which features a fireplace, pressed plaster ceilings and its original pull light switches, attracted a mix of buyers.
There were developers, investors and owner occupiers interested in it. Many were locals but some came from as far as inner city suburbs including Stanmore.
Mr Goundar said the property ended up selling to the buyers who made the highest price offer, a family from Granville.
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“They had looked at a number of homes with us, some of them quite new and nice, but they just weren’t the right properties for them.
“They fell in love with this one and the great news is they are going to renovate it and move in, so the house won’t be demolished.”
Records held by the Shelton family reveal the three-bedder was built on the 556 sqm block between 1914 and 1920.
It was passed down through generations and Carol Shelton, 70, recently made the tough decision to list it for sale.
“I really didn’t expect the sale to happen so soon,” Ms Shelton told the Parramatta Advertiser.
“I like that it is going to another family who can make it their own — it is really nice when the love of family takes over,” she said.