629 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, VIC, 3054

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A Unique part of Carlton's History "Alices Bookshop"

Here is a wonderful opportunity to own an iconic and much-loved part of Carlton North's heritage. This landmark shopfront with a separate 2 bedroom residence above (both separately tenanted and returning $78,000 in total approx.) is an integral part of Rathdowne Street's rich heritage landscape and now provides a rare chance for investors, legacy buyers and business owners alike to call this very special piece of real estate their own. A much-loved local institution for the best part of 30 years, with its imposing Victorian facade, "Alice's Bookshop" occupies the entire ground floor (87sqm and invites you into its quirky shopfront with its original sidewalk awning and period veranda. Packed to the rafters with an astonishing array of books, the generous floorplan comprises retail and/or office space handily segmented, smaller rear office/storeroom along with private kitchenette, WC and rear storeroom. Accessed via Henry Street (off Newry St), a charming treasure waits upstairs, complementing the narrative perfectly. A two bedroom (87sqm) 'London Style' period residence with grand proportions, original fireplaces and elegant Victorian decoration provides an inner-city haven of light and space. Two well-proportioned and sunlit bedrooms (Both with BIRs, second bedroom with private Juliet balcony) a bright, sky-lit central bathroom and a colonial style kitchen/dining area boasts access to through a gantry ladder revealing a spectacular rooftop terrace - wonderfully private and fully decked with elevated neighbourhood views. (12sqm) Adding to the home incredible uniqueness is the enormous living room, resplendent with elegant period features, including arched Victorian windows overlooking Rathdowne St and its shade-giving Plane Tree's. Gas heating and ducted evaporative cooling cater for all-seasons comfort & enjoyment. Immersed in the very heart of Rathdowne Street Village's renowned cafes & shopping precinct and moments from Carlton North Primary School & Library, the leafy surrounds of Curtain Square also lie just across the street. Tram and Bus lines aplenty whisk you quickly to all major institutions and the CBD, the Eastern Freeway just a whisper away also. Property holding of this type is extremely sought after and seldom changes hands in this tightly held area. This property has appeared on the market only once in the last 80+ years. A once-in-a- lifetime opportunity awaits! Nelson Alexander Pty Ltd

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Anthony Gattuso, you are a star!    

When it came to selling our property in Rathdowne Street, Anthony Gattuso from Nelson Alexander's Carlton North office was the obvious choice. Having dealt with him before, we knew we would be in good hands but the reality was even better than we expected: this man is a real estate star! Anthony planned our sales campaign meticulously and worked his socks off to ensure that the result exceeded our expectations. Which it did - and how! Anthony has been active in real estate for more than 20 years and it shows. His success is based partly on his remarkable people skills: he is a good listener, a great communicator, has great empathy for both sellers and buyers, and he knows which psychological buttons to push and when. His integrity and reliability shine through: he is someone you know instinctively you can trust. With Anthony, his word really is his bond. When he says something, he means it and he does. In addition, Anthony's professionalism in our sales campaign was outstanding. Nothing for him was too much trouble. His energy, his commitment to a good result, his attention to detail, his expertise, his knowledge of the market and his negotiating skills were totally impressive. If you are looking for a real estate agent who is something special, here he is. Anthony Gattuso is an agent who is totally on top of his game. Whom you will end up not only respecting as a highly competent professional, but also admiring as a human being. Wow!

Review by Anthony Marshall and Simone Demisch

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Property Sold

30/11/2019 - $2,040,000

Auction Date

629 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North, VIC, 3054
629 Rathdowne Street
Carlton North, VIC 3054
Sat 30th Nov, 12:30pm

Carlton North

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