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The Mercury Real Estate Guide : January 10th 2013
4 --- MERCURY Thursday, January 10, 2013 DOWNSIZING: Vera Knight outside her large Goulburn St home. Picture: ROGER LOVELL An inner-city spread HOBART, 64 Goulburn St $410,000+ Brick house with Colorbond roof. House/land: 111m2/301m2 Charlotte Peterswald Refer: John Remess 6224 7090 realestate.com.au ID: 112574027 311 IMAGINE having all a capital city has to offer -- gourmet cafes and restaurants, endless shopping, art galleries, a cinema and library -- practically on your doorstep. Imagine watching the New Year's Eve fireworks from the comfort of your home. This and more has all been a reality for Goulburn St resident Vera Knight for the past decade. The circa 1900 home defies expectations of an inner-city house in that not only is spacious inside but there is also plenty of room in the backyard for both a garden and paved entertaining area. In fact, what is now the garage and shed in the backyard is where the property's history started. ''The garage was the original dwelling and you can still see the structure where the chimney used to be,'' Vera said. ''It was just two rooms, what seemed to be a passageway, which someone has opened up to make a garage, and the bedroom at the back.'' Practically a mansion in comparison to the old dwelling, the three-bedroom home allows for flexibility of accommodation and living. Currently Vera uses the large front bedroom as a second living area. Beautiful period details such as stained glass, ornate internal timber fretwork and detailed fireplaces in three of the rooms have all been retained. For Vera, it is not just the convenient location and beautifully built home that makes living at 64 Goulburn St such a pleasure. ''There is a real neighbourhood here,'' she said. ''People think when you live in the city that there's no neighbourhood, but you know all your close neighbours and have a little community. Even just going for a walk around you meet people and get to know each other.'' Looking ahead, Vera has made the tough decision to sell while she still can, rather than waiting until old age forces her out of the home she has cared for and maintained over many years. ''It would be quite a sizeable house and garden to maintain in old age,'' she said. ''So it would be good to see someone else take it over and love it.'' POSTCODE with property writer JESSICA HOWARD 7000 Your Real Estate Media Professionals. Call (03) 6230 0659 "The combination of print and online marketing has been fantastic for our business. Our vendors have been thrilled with the response and we have been able to achieve fantastic results in a challenging market." Ant Manton, Ray White - Central Hobart 002733-PROP
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