There are only 10 properties in Palm Beach’s Etival St — and only two have changed hands this decade.
That is all about to change, following the listing of one of the street’s longest-held properties at No. 16.
Dennis Kennelly, of Raine & Horne Avalon Palm Beach, was fielding inquiries on the property within minutes of the listing hitting the realesteste.com.au property site.
“It’s an exciting property that is going to get a lot of interest,” Mr Kennelly said.
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The price guide of $1.6 million makes it one of the most affordable properties for sale in Palm Beach at the moment, and there hasn’t been a sale in the street since March 2015, according to CoreLogic.
Mr Kennelly said there were likely to be buyers who were patiently waiting for a property to become available in the prime location.
With Careel Bay at one end, the quiet cul-de-sac is a no-through road and is home to some beautiful properties.
No. 16 is the only home with dual access to neighbouring Currawong Ave. Mr Kennelly said the home even had its own letter box and Currawong Ave address, with driveways from both streets.
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The home has been in the Fry family for some three decades, Mr Kennelly said. The family has a strong connection with the area, especially through the late John ‘Jack’ Fry, a former naval officer who became a lighthouse keeper after his discharge, and worked in Palm Beach.
His first posting was Byron Bay for 10 years, before a four-year stint looking after Barrenjoey Lighthouse, and then 11 years at Vaucluse’s Macquarie Lighthouse.
Mr Kennelly said the family had used the property as a holiday home and rental for many years, and had made the decision it was time to sell.
The property presents in original condition, with timber floorboards, four bedrooms, two bathrooms and parking for two cars.
The 544sqm block is level and the dual street access makes it easy to get in and out of.
Mr Kennelly said the cottage still had plenty of charm and life left in it and offered renovation potential, or there was also scope to knock it down and start again (subject to council approval).
There is potential for Pittwater views a first floor addition (STCA).
The shores of Pittwater are just metres from the end of the driveway, and there is a council reserve opposite.
Mr Kennelly said the property would go to auction on April 6, at 1.30pm.
“It’s going to be exciting to see who’s around and what happens with it,” he said.
“It is one of those properties that doesn’t come along very often.”