MORE THAN MEETS THE EYEBeyond the solid and imposing exterior, within you'll find a first-rate fixer-upper for a first timer, down sizer or investor - first in, best dressed!
The apartment is surprisingly handsome and light filled. It is located right in the thick of things in Newcastle's newest hip strip - surrounded by Islington's groovy cafes and antique traders.
Opposite Hamilton station means easy public transport into town or to the University of Newcastle, or further afield to Sydney. It's also very handy to Hunter Tafe, Islington Park and of course all the variety of shops and restaurants down Beaumont St. Hamilton.
There are two entrances, excellent security and the thick walls of the building make the space inside nice and quiet.
Good looking old floorboards through the main rooms lend them period charm - two bedrooms and a decent sized lounge room.
The kitchen and bathroom are functional but definitely ripe for updating. It's really an exciting chance to add your own style - to make your mark on a small scale, without the costs and hassle involved with a large project.
This is a great opportunity and bound to move quickly, so prompt inspection is recommended.