11 May 2021

1940s charmer comes with inner-city benefits

| Katrina Condie
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7 McCaughey Street, Turner

This 1940s home at 7 McCaughey Street in Turner has loads of street appeal. Photo: home.byholly.

There’s something about that 1940s charm that wins you over every time.

And 7 McCaughey Street in Turner is no exception.

Before you even enter this sympathetically renovated home, the stunning character-laden façade, enveloped by lush established gardens, will steal your heart.

Sales agent Jenny McReynolds from home.by holly says the property is in impeccable condition inside and out, with many original features.

“The owners have taken so much pride in the place,” she said.

“The gardens are beautiful and, although it’s been extended, the home still has that nice 1940s look and feel about it.”

Mrs McReynolds says it’s unusual to find a home of the era in such great condition so close to the city.

“They don’t come on the market often in Turner,” she said.

“The location is the big drawcard for this property because it’s so close to the city and the Australian National University.”

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom home wraps around a central courtyard and every room takes in magnificent garden views.

Mrs McReynolds says, with its large living spaces, high ceilings and picture windows, the home is open and light-filled.

In the words of the owners, “this is a home that flows well and just works”.

Being surrounded by green space and parkland, she says the home feels like a “city oasis”.

“The proud residents of 37 years have produced an absolute haven both indoors and out,” Mrs McReynolds added.

“Rarely will you find a home that has received so much love and attention.”

Purchased in 1984, the home is now more than double its original size; however, the additions were designed to blend beautifully with the original neighbourhood and character of the home.

“A great deal of thought has been put into ensuring that the gardens are enjoyed from both inside and outside on any given day,” Mrs McReynolds said.

To the front is the gorgeous formal living area with a bay window and slow combustion fireplace. At the rear is the sprawling combined kitchen, dining and family area where the large windows allow an abundance of natural light to stream in.

Hard-wearing bamboo flooring is carried throughout the home and complements the character timber kitchen.

The four bedrooms are all large, with a huge master enjoying the luxury of an impressive ensuite with a re-enamelled cast iron bath, walk-in robe and external access to a private garden courtyard.

The backyard is not overlooked by neighbours and has been made completely private with greenery, and there are plenty of outdoor nooks to soak up the sun or enjoy alfresco dining.

Mrs McReynolds says the home is peaceful and, despite being relatively close to a major road, is very quiet and doesn’t feel like you are only a couple of minutes from the city.

A large double full-brick garage ties in beautifully with the home, while a separate insulated study to the rear provides the perfect office or studio space.

Stroll to the buzzing O’Connor shopping centre or take an easy walk to the City Centre and Braddon where you can wine and dine at a number of wonderful eateries or shop to your heart’s content.

The property will go under the hammer at 11:00 am on Saturday, 22 May.

View the much-loved 7 McCaughey Street in Turner or contact Jenny, Michael or Mark McReynolds on 0419 688 034 at home.byholly and see all the other hot listings on Zango.

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