There's no better catch than an extended, 1860s cottage under Stanley's prized shade. Very few locations can live up to this promise; Stanley's trademark shade, Melbourne and O'Connell Streets in a stone's throw and prestigious colleges and park lands in a near city stretch…
So, it's no surprise this semi-detached, C.1860 Victorian 2-bed cottage has warmed one owner's heart since 1982, layering its stone-fronted character and weathered charm with a burst of modern thanks to a 1990s extension.
An open plan extension doubling its depth and living zones, lifting the roof with peaks, rafters and loads of natural light while incorporating a separate laundry, WC, and a shower room with a small bath.
But where it starts is with a solid, 4-room composition of polished boards and slated floors - including a basic, central timber kitchen - linking the past with lifestyle.
Today's comforts see the cottage live well as a weekender, downsizer, or quality investment keeping the couple in city touch or the Uni student close to campus.
Yet there's scope to ponder more value-adds on top of its split system air conditioning, ceiling fans and timber stacker doors inviting the addition's indoors, outside…
Where its valuable corner position and zero garden effort means a brick paved courtyard, pedestrian gated access and roller door security to a single carport off West Pallant Street; the one-way detour to Melbourne Street's bus routes and trendy hospitality.
Settle in at The Kentish Hotel's beer garden, seek out the best baristas from First Pour or The Store, or pick from barbers, pubs and dining by the dozen close by – more promises, delivered.