Step back in time: ‘Quirky’ L-shaped property no wider than a driveway is on sale in an exclusive Sydney suburb for the first time in 90 years
- The plot of land has two frontages on adjoining streets to create an L-shape
- A semi-detached house is at the front while there is a driveway at the back
- It is expected to sell for $2million when it goes to auction early next month
A historical L-shaped property with two street frontages is expected to sell for $2million now that it has hit the property market for the first time in 90 years.
The front of the 720sqm plot is a three-bedroom semi-detached house on 8 Ady Street in Hunters Hill on Sydney’s exclusive Lower North Shore.
The house leads into a garden, which then turns right into a garage and driveway onto Madeline Street, which is four metres wide and blocked by a metal fence.
A historical L-shaped property (pictured) with two street frontages is expected to sell for $2million now that it has hit the property market for the first time in 90 years
The front of the plot is a three-bedroom semi-detached house on 8 Ady Street in Hunters Hill on Sydney’s exclusive Lower North Shore
Laing and Simmons agent John Priddy said the ‘quirky’ property was originally straight but the owners bought a neighbour’s driveway to create the L-shape.
‘The driveway was acquired from the other homes in the 1950s – it wasn’t part of the original plot,’ Mr Priddy told Daily Mail Australia.
‘It hasn’t been used as a driveway for a long time but it’s significantly wider than the photos make it seem – you can get a full-sized four wheel drive down easily.
‘I’ve sold some quirky properties in my time and this is certainly one of them – it’s definitely the most interesting.
‘It has a premium location with so much background and historical interest.’
The house’s second frontage on Madeline Street is four metres wide and currently blocked by a metal fence. It leads to a garage and can comfortably fit a four wheel drive
The property’s dated interior includes a wooden kitchen with an old school cooker
The property, which has been owned by the same family for 90 years, originally formed one grand residence with 6 Ady Street before they were split into two semi-detached homes.
Its dated interior features three bedrooms, a wooden kitchen, fireplaces, an old school cooker, high ceilings and double hung windows.
An entertaining area can be found at the back of the home, which leads into a garden, which Mr Priddy describes as ‘an absolute private oasis’.
‘It’s juts serene, it’s really peaceful back there,’ he said.
Fireplaces, wooden shelves and double hung windows adorn the home’s interior
Mr Priddy said the property is ‘dated’ and ‘is seeking life to be breathed back into it’.
‘It’s peninsula entry level and offers a real opportunity to reinvent, add value through addition out and up at the back,’ he said.
‘We’ve had interest from many buyer demographics, people looking to secure something and add value, people with building background looking to be creative and local residents intrigued by the property.’
8 Ady Street will go to auction on Saturday, February 13.
Mr Priddy said the property is ‘dated’ and ‘is seeking life to be breathed back into. 8 Ady Street will go to auction on Saturday, February 13