Marrickville, NSW 2204

Type of Property: House

Reason for Purchase: Primary Residency

Address: 40 Robert Street, Marrickville, NSW 2204

Property Journey:

The clients were a young couple who had begun their property journey on their own in August 2015. The clients were working professionals who had just had a newborn and were looking to find their first family home to accommodate their needs for the next 5-7+ years. The clients had begun looking locally in the Eastern Suburbs from where they were familiar, open to an apartment but also liked the idea of Sydney’s Inner West 2-3 bedroom houses. After 8 months of actively looking, the clients were frustrated having had to readjust their expectations and were fed up with the lack of quality stock and inconsistency of property prices and communication from sales agents.

At this point the clients were referred to Cohen Handler by a friend and introduced to an Inner West/Inner City buyers agent who specialised in primary residence briefs in their preferred suburbs. Relationships with sales agents and knowing property values is key to executing efficiently in any market place.

Within 3.5 weeks of engaging, the clients gained exclusive access to a character 2 bedroom brick home on 200+ sqm on one of Marrickville’s best streets with fantastic potential to extend/add value to which was important for the clients. This home had been listed for a Spring campaign but the vendors had just a newborn themselves and were keen for a smooth/hassle free transaction themselves. The clients were the only buyer to see this home and negotiated $25000 below asking price. The clients are ecstatic and can’t wait for settlement now.

About the Property:


Tucked away in a hushed street setting with a premier Marrickville address, this tastefully enhanced, full brick Federation semi marries timeless vintage features with stylish contemporary finishes as an appealing lifestyle prospect – footsteps to everything that matters.

Ornate pressed metal ceilings soar over stunning stained glass features, multiple fireplaces and kauri timber floors. Plantation shutters partnered with a neutral palette establish a fresh interior atmosphere geared for complete privacy. French doors offer seamless indoor outdoor flow from living and dining areas.

Elegant appointments define the gourmet Ilve gas kitchen, designed with the home entertainer in mind. The alfresco courtgarden offers a superb alfresco setting in which to entertain. Other valuable features include the sky-lit attic as an ideal home office retreat, and a spacious storage room.

Other features included;

  • Traditional timber fretwork and handsome brick façade
  • Granite kitchen boasts integrated dishwasher + ducted range hood
  • Two double bedrooms; one fitted with built-in wardrobe
  • Modern full-sized bathroom finished with slate flooring
  • Concealed laundry; ceiling fans; security alarm; gas heatingEasy strolling distance to both Dulwich Hill and Marrickville hubs places the property in a second to none, Inner West location. Walk to two train stations for effortless CBD access, and reach shops, cafes and eateries in moments on foot. The very best of low maintenance, city fringe living.