21-23 Thackeray Street
BOUGHT* - $3,680,000
The Auction of 21-23 Thackeray Street was definitely one not to miss. As Auctioneer Josh Stirling said, “This is a one of a kind iconic home.” Moments before adults and children had filled the home, exploring with wonder at every twist and turn. The crowd then gathered in the front yard with children lazily hanging their feet in the pond, arguing amon...

Crowd Numbers: 80 people
Bidderman: 3 bidders
 

21-23 Thackeray Street ELWOOD

Benefits

Higher positional potential for long term growth
Growth above average metro in last decade
Excellent land content as proportion of price
Higher risk as newer precinct
Lower risk established look

Concerns

South facing rear (negative light issues)
Negative colour palette
Poor car garaging
Mal James
Mal James
Principal Buyer Advocate
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mal@james.net.au

Comments on 21-23 Thackeray Street ELWOOD

On first impressions there is one word for 21-23 Thackeray - normal.

Only joking - the words that came into my mind were weird and quirky with a capital Q, left field, OMG and strange.

And on the second walk through a few more words came to mind.

However, unlike almost all other homes of "this style" - "this style" meaning being built to the owner's taste and nobody elses - unlike almost all other homes of this style, Thackeray does have a warmth about it - it does have a flow - it does have a feeling that this can be a home - not a museum or a gallery.

Frankly, I would be most surprised if some serious decluttering was not done by the new owner - no not furniture - finishes.

For many of us living there as-is, would do our heads in - but with some cosmetic renovations you could keep the bits you like and modify the bits you didn't.

The architect while obviously catering to specific requests, has also respected most of populations' feelings with regards to what is acceptable form, good flow and room separation and proportions/spaces that don't make you feel uncomfortable.

So looking at in clinically big land and in a great spot - although south facing - but light is there and more can be brought into the living areas - especially as that part of the home is single story.

Good viewing from kitchen to outside (small kids) and good separation living from bedrooms (older kids) - bathrooms work and are in the right places.  Master and additional bedroom upstairs works as well.

Study and formal/informal living to the front of the home works.

Garaging is weak but there is space to fix (STCA).

Overall - looking beyond what hits you first up - you have big land, well located and a shell that can work.

I do like it - maybe that's because I'm a bit weird as well.


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5
Bedroom
3
Bathroom
1
Parkings
670sqm
Land Area
Floor Plan Agent

Sold - 12:30 PM Nov 19 2016

Quote $2,800,000 - $3,100,000

South Facing

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