Properties such as this are a rare find – a 1960s cottage on a huge block, less than 1km from the CBD and with amazing views.
Near the top of Crossman Street, the 2315sqm property looks out to Mt Clarence, around to Gull Rock National Park, over the eastern hinterland and north-east to the Porongurups.
This will be snapped up by a buyer looking for a tidy renovator on a big block or a unit developer taking advantage of the demand for city homes by those who appreciate easy living.
Appealing original features reflect the home’s beginnings – timber window frames, some decorative cornices and timber flooring under the carpets and vinyl, just waiting to be exposed and polished to show off its beauty.
For those who plan to live in it or rent it out, the cottage is sound, though in need of modernisation. It is built of fibro with a good Colorbond roof.
At the front is a cosy lounge, leading through to the kitchen and dining area, where French doors lead out to a private balcony overlooking the city.
The bathroom has a big bath, a walk-in shower and vanity, and the toilet is at the rear, off the laundry.
Two of the three bedrooms are doubles and the other, the main bedroom, is king-sized.
A handy utility room at the back leads to the laundry and toilet, and the back door opens onto a sizeable, sheltered patio.
The views from the back are remarkable, and could really be exploited from a well-planned development.
At the far end of the block is a double-bay garage-workshop with power connected and an adjoining second workshop area.
In addition to this, there’s a drive-through carport at the side of the house, two concrete hardstands – one for the caravan, one for the trailer – and extensive undercroft storage.
With York Street, schools and supermarkets a few minutes’ walk away, this city property has much to offer a diversity of buyers.
Discuss the possibilities of the R30 zoning with Carly Szczecinski and express your interest in this superior opportunity.

What you need to know:
– Tidy 1960s fibro and Colorbond cottage
– 2315sqm block high on Mt Melville
– Less than 1km to CBD
– Amazing panoramic views from Mt Clarence to Porongurups
– Renovate or develop – block zoned R30
– Lounge, kitchen/meals area, sheltered rear patio, balcony
– King-sized main bedroom plus two doubles
– Bathroom with bath, shower, vanity
– Utility room, laundry and toilet
– Undercroft storage
– Double-bay garage-workshop with power
– Second workshop adjoining
– Carport at side with drive-through access
– Hardstands for caravan and trailer
– Council rates $1,951.08
– Water rates $1,463.15