Inner city terrace with pool sells $200k above guide

Inner city terrace with pool sells $200k above guide

A Victorian terrace in Newtown with rare backyard pool has found a buyer prior to auction, selling for $1.6 million to a young family.

The three-bedroom home at 13 Newman St had attracted plenty of interest in the lead up to its February 2 auction, with three serious parties all keen to get involved.

The buyer had originally seen the house in September when it was off market, but came back when it hit the market earlier this month.

It was first listed with a price guide of $1.4 million.

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The unique pool was put in 11 years ago by the owner, who had lived there for close to 40 years and had always dreamt of being able to go for a dip in the backyard.

Selling agent Nicholas Viewey of Viewey Real Estate said at the time of listing that the vendor uses it almost every day for exercise, with it also proving to be a big factor for the eventual buyer.

“This is the first inner city terrace in 14 years that I’ve sold with a pool,” he said.

“The vendor has traded parking for a pool. We had one buyer falling over themselves because of the pool and the catchment.”

Only three other terraces in Newtown with a pool have sold over the past two years.

It had been popular with younger families as it is in the Newtown High School of Performing Arts catchment.

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