The character-filled home Northsiders dream of

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If there is a home that best represents what Northsiders of Melbourne dream of, it has to be the home at 476 Brunswick Street in Fitzroy North.

The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home in Fitzroy North is currently on the market with a price guide of $1,150,000-$1,200,000 and is capturing a large number of young buyers in the northern region of Melbourne.

Listing agent, Mason Staver at Nelson Alexander Fitzroy says that the property, which is priced under the suburb median of $1,430,000, represents a great opportunity for younger buyers looking to get into the area.

“I’ve had a lot of young professionals and creatives come through the property who really love it and can imagine life here pretty easily,” says Staver.

Staver also explains that Northside buyers are hungry at the moment and are on the lookout for cute character-filled homes exactly like 476 Brunswick Street to pounce on.

“We’ve got plenty of buyers at the moment, but not enough stock. So if sellers are waiting for the right time to sell, there’s never been a better time.”

476 Brunswick Street, Fitzroy North could be the dream for a Northside buyer. Picture: realestate.com.au/buy

The home comes packed to the rafters with charm and has been renovated to bring it into the 21st century.

The single-fronted Victorian terrace has been well-loved by its previous owners, most of whom have been creatives from award-winning writers, to talented designers.

Two sizeable bedrooms are located at the front of the house and one separate bedroom at the back of the house accessible via the courtyard.

Through to the light-filled living room, the current owners show the potential of what can be achieved when decorating this space.

The original fireplace and mantlepiece are particularly lovely features serving as a showcase for personal treasures.

At present, the owners have displayed a historical mood board they made from the objects found across the property during the home’s renovation.

The industrial-style kitchen comes complete with subway tiles and open shelving. It also boasts bluestone floors, a five-burner commercial oven, Bosch dishwasher and a vaulted skylit ceiling.

The bathroom that doubles as a laundry is located at the rear of the house and one of the best aspects of this space is the pebbled flooring which enhances the overall character of the home.

However, the piece de resistance is the outdoor space 476 Brunswick Street has to offer.

There are three separate spaces to enjoy – the private courtyard which leads off the master bedroom, a breakaway area outside the kitchen which is currently decorated with a comfy outdoor couch and at the very rear, there’s a courtyard area set beneath a large elm tree.

The current owners are regular entertainers and use the outdoor areas to host guests. It’s easy to see how the tradition of cocktail making on a balmy night could continue with the next residents.

Fitzroy North is a popular suburb among buyers looking Northside as it’s just a stones throw away from the hustle and bustle of Brunswick and Smith Street in Fitzroy, but just far enough away to bask in the quieter side of the city.

Property in Fitzroy North has a good rental yield at 2.5% which was measured over the last five years and growth is also positive at 7.6%.

This home will go to auction on Saturday 17 August at 12pm. 

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