A Carlingford home with exteriors reminiscent of a Japanese temple offers to transport interested buyers to the ‘Land of the Rising Sun’.
In a testament to its unique Japanese-inspired facade, the seven bedroom and two bathroom home at 74 Dandarbong Ave Carlingford topped the list of the most viewed homes in NSW when it was listed in September last year.
The 938 sqm home’s listing was subsequently removed after the vendors failed to receive the price they had been hoping for.
It has since resurfaced back on the market, with the ground floor refurbished to include updated interiors with newly painted walls, lighting and flooring.
Japanese-inspired art depicting spring blossoms and geishas hang throughout the property, with updates made to the rear yard’s landscaping and tiles.
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The original owner of the property was an Italian man who built the double brick home for his wife of a Japanese background.
Set to be auctioned off on the 23rd May, the home features wraparound balconies with views of the Parramatta CBD.
Ray White Carlingford’s Matt Leong is managing the new listing and said the improvements made to the property would help push the price over the line.
“The home will be perfect for large families because it has well separated living spaces. In Carlingford, we have a good mixture of ethnicities but buyers we come across are usually families with multiple generations under the same roof.
“The clear division between the top floor and ground floor is great for living with the in-laws or giving privacy for older/adult children etc.”
Local real estate sources familiar with the property indicate it could sell anywhere between $2.05m and $2.26m.
The property is tipped to attract a number of interested buyers over its opening weekend on Saturday, many of which Mr Leong said had seen value in similar sized properties.
“”We’ve experienced positive results since the start of the year … Registered bidders, enquiries and inspection levels are at a high – we had a record-breaking 65 check-ins at one of our Carlingford open homes just last week.
“There seems to be a lot of buyer activity out at the moment. We are not sure how long this will last.”
Other features of the property include a double lockup garage and off-street parking.
Over the past year, Carlingford’s median price has slightly dipped by 2.6 per cent – with the average home costing $1.831m to purchase.