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Orange house with studio on the market for around $600,000

October 28, 2023


By Peter Holmes

Freestanding houses in Orange with self-contained studios don't appear in local real estate listings too often, particularly in this price bracket.

A two-bedroom home on Franklin Road south of the CBD comes with a backyard studio that would be ideal as accommodation for friends and family, a teenage space, or a writer's or artist's studio.

It's been listed with a price guide of $580,000 to $600,000.

The house has a well-maintained and landscaped front yard and a spacious backyard with enough room to kick a footy and grow veggies.

The studio has a kitchenette and a bathroom with shower. Rails attached to the ceiling allow for curtains to divide the space.

A stroll of about 400 metres will see you at Orange Aquatic Centre, the velodrome and Moulder Park walking track.

The living room faces north, there is a large deck and ramp at the front of the house, gas heater in the lounge room and a water tank.

"It's been a great family home," stated the owner. "We loved neighbours and accessibility and the potential. The big trees also appealed. So easy to get to town and in a great school zone."

One sale via One Agency Orange.


IN other real estate news, a multi-million-dollar property on Ammerdown Crescent northwest of the CBD is on the market.

Set on 3.3 acres, the main house is brick veneer and was built in 1984. It has five bedrooms and three bathrooms.

There is a solar system with 22 panels and two batteries, and three 3000L rainwater tanks.

There is an in-ground saltwater swimming pool and a two-bedroom self-contained granny flat with its own solar hot water system.

Wine enthusiasts note: there is a small vineyard on the property.

On sale through McGrath Real Estate Orange.


A 12-month-old house on Balmoral Drive in Orange's Shiralee development has been listed with a price guide of $950,000 through The Professionals Orange.

The four-bedroom, two-bathroom house is on 740 square metres and comes with rural views.

About a 10-minute drive south of the Orange CBD, the Shiralee development is a hive of tradie activity as new homes are built. Marvel at footpaths on BOTH SIDES OF THE ROAD.

The main bedroom has a walk-in robe and ensuite with twin vanity and shower.

Other features include a Caesarstone island kitchen with 900mm gas stove and walk-in pantry, covered alfresco entertaining area and a three-way main bathroom with freestanding tub and shower.

A double garage has internal access into the laundry/mud room.


A story about our city ...

During the day Orange's Bowen Community Technology Centre offers a free service to those who mightn't have a computer, printer or internet access. They might help with a resume, or to contact a government agency. In the afternoon dozens of primary school kids descend on the centre to get stuck into their homework.

They also may not have access to technology at home. Education is crucial in preparing the next generation to face the modern world. Orange City Council kindly donates the building. The woman behind this valuable community service is Paula Townsend. When there is enough money in the kitty, she is paid minimum wage. When there is not, she pays herself nothing.

But she always turns up. Even in school holidays, just to make sure the kids stay on the straight and narrow and have somewhere to go. The stress of running a community centre on occasional grants and donations - mostly for equipment , office supplies and insurances, not a minimum wage - is considerable.

Paula has been doing this for years. The bucket has a hole in it and there is never enough water to fill it up. She is no pushover - these computers are for work, not games - but when you spend time at the centre, you see the love the kids have for her, and she for them.

When adults have access to computers, documents and printers - something many of us take for granted - their worlds can open up. When kids can learn and get their homework done, their worlds open up too.

If you or your business are willing to help Paula Townsend, please click on the link above.

- Peter Holmes

Editor, The Orange News Examiner



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