A dream apartment for footy and cricket fans opposite the MCG is up for grabs at a price point affordable for Melbourne first-home buyers.
The two-bedroom pad at 1004/166 Wellington Parade perfectly frames the ‘G through windows that open out to roars from the crowd, choruses of “ball” and, Phil Collins?
“We were getting the photos taken there the other evening and the photographer was telling me he’d taken the same view shots another time and there was a Phil Collins concert on and he stayed at the property and listened to the concert with the windows open,” Harcourts Melbourne City agent Rhiannon Down said.
“It’s right on Wellington Parade, on level 10 — so it’s perfectly pitched right across to the MCG. It’s just unbeatable the view there. You can be in your seat at the ‘G in 200m.”
The 84sq m apartment with one-bathroom and a car space — “quite elusive” for East Melbourne — is available via private sale with a price guide of $600,000-$660,000.
CoreLogic records show it last sold for $625,000 in 2012.
Ms Down said about two properties had changed hands in the 94-apartment building in the past year, and expected this one to attract first-home buyers, downsizers and people seeking a city base who came in for the football or theatre and wanted something to lock up and leave.
“It is at that first-home buyer level, so a chance to get into a blue-chip suburb with that world-renowned view,” she said.
“It’s all about location; it’s a beautiful secure building, there’s a building manager on site, a pool, there are restaurants downstairs, a bakery, trams right at the front door and Jolimont Station — and it’s in that great part of Melbourne where you can walk to Richmond, Fitzroy, Collingwood or into the city and be there in 10 minutes.”
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