31 July 2023

Heritage Wagga property that has 'stood the test of time' now your next renovation opportunity

| Claire Sams
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A red-brick bungalow-style home with two trees and a green lawn in front of it

Mr Smith says this is one home looking for a new lease on life. Photo: PRD Real Estate Wagga Wagga.

This suburban home may look like the house your parents or grandparents grew up in, but it has plenty of potential.

PRD Real Estate Wagga Wagga Licensed Sales Agent Ryan Smith said the heritage features were what made 58 Murray Street unique in the real estate market.

“It’s a red brick, California bungalow with a lot of the period characteristics and charm from when it was built in the 1930s.

“Homes with historic features are getting harder and harder to find in their original condition,” he said.

The three-bedroom, one-bathroom home boasts a separate sunroom and combined living-dining room.

It also has pressed metal ceilings and original stained-glass windows.

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Adding to the heritage feel is the external toilet – but don’t worry about needing to go out in the winter cold, there is another bathroom inside the home!

“It’s not a fibro property or a weatherboard property or something that needs a lot of maintenance.

“This kind of build has stood the test of time,” Mr Smith said.

The backyard also has rear lane access for parking and easy access to the property.

“This gives people plenty of scope if they want to put a shed there to create off-street parking.

“There is also a generous backyard, which you could leave or use for a significant extension to the house,” Mr Smith said.

Mr Smith described the property as a perfect renovation opportunity for an owner looking to make a house their own.

“This house has had one owner for most of its life, so anyone who’s coming through as the next owner isn’t unpicking anything modern that was added on,” he said.

“Much of the home is the original structure.

“All this means this is a property that presents an amazing opportunity for buyers in the fact they can pretty much have free rein and do what they want while renovating.”

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Another draw to this property is its central location, he said.

“Murray Street is just a few minutes’ walk to the redeveloped Wagga hospital, but is also right in the heart of the CBD.

“It is also very, very close to Wollundry Lagoon, as well, if you want to go for a walk or a family outing.”

Mr Smith said the “visually appealing” red brick was the front of what could become a family’s next home.

“It’s been incredibly well loved by the previous owner.

“The house had been a real hub for that whole extended family,” he said.

“I’d say it’s just waiting for someone to give it the same respect back now, in the next phase of that property’s journey.”

To find out more about 58 Murray Street in Wagga Wagga, call PRD Real Estate Wagga Wagga Director Simon Freemantle on 0419 987 549 or PRD Real Estate Wagga Wagga Licensed Sales Agent Ryan Smith on 0449 592 211.

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