629 Rathdowne Street, Carlton North VIC 3054

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2.7km to CBD | 2.0km to Jewell Station

Auction Sale $2,040,000 on 30/11/2019
Listed price: $1,500,000 - 1,650,000

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The property

Here is a wonderful opportunity to own an iconic and much-loved part of Carlton North's heritage. This landmark shopfront with a separate 2 bedroom residence above (both separately tenanted and returning $78,000 in total approx.) is an integral part of Rathdowne Street's rich heritage landscape and now provides a rare chance for investors, legacy buyers and business owners alike to call this very special piece of real estate their own. A much-loved local institution for the best part of 30 years, with its imposing Victorian facade, "Alice's Bookshop" occupies the entire ground floor (87sqm and invites you into its quirky shopfront with its original sidewalk awning and period veranda. Packed to the rafters with an astonishing array of books, the generous floorplan comprises retail and/or office space handily segmented, smaller rear office/storeroom along with private kitchenette, WC and rear storeroom. Accessed via Henry Street (off Newry St), a charming treasure waits upstairs, complementing the narrative perfectly. A two bedroom (87sqm) 'London Style' period residence with grand proportions, original fireplaces and elegant Victorian decoration provides an inner-city haven of light and space. Two well-proportioned and sunlit bedrooms (Both with BIRs, second bedroom with private Juliet balcony) a bright, sky-lit central bathroom and a colonial style kitchen/dining area boasts access to through a gantry ladder revealing a spectacular rooftop terrace - wonderfully private and fully decked with elevated neighbourhood views. (12sqm) Adding to the home incredible uniqueness is the enormous living room, resplendent with elegant period features, including arched Victorian windows overlooking Rathdowne St and its shade-giving Plane Tree's. Gas heating and ducted evaporative cooling cater for all-seasons comfort & enjoyment. Immersed in the very heart of Rathdowne Street Village's renowned cafes & shopping precinct and moments from Carlton North Primary School & Library, the leafy surrounds of Curtain Square also lie just across the street. Tram and Bus lines aplenty whisk you quickly to all major institutions and the CBD, the Eastern Freeway just a whisper away also. Property holding of this type is extremely sought after and seldom changes hands in this tightly held area. This property has appeared on the market only once in the last 80+ years. A once-in-a- lifetime opportunity awaits! Nelson Alexander Pty Ltd


Good School Outdoor Lifestyle Shop & Dine Transportation Size


Highlighted nearby amenities

Name Category Distance
Carlton Baths Indoor recreation facility 0.3km
Carlton Courthouse Theatre Theatre live 0.8km
Macarthur Square Informal outdoor facility (park/garden/reserve) 0.9km
Princes Park Informal outdoor facility (park/garden/reserve) 1.0km
La Mama Theatre Theatre live 1.0km
The Ian Potter Museum Of Art Art gallery/museum 1.0km
Carlton Football Club Major sports & recreation facility 1.1km
Visy Park Major sports & recreation facility 1.1km
Murchinson Square Informal outdoor facility (park/garden/reserve) 1.1km
University Square Informal outdoor facility (park/garden/reserve) 1.5km
Royal Park Golf Course Private sports club/facility 1.6km
Royal Melbourne Hospital Hospital 1.7km
Victorian Comprehensive Cancer Centre Hospital 1.7km
Peter MacCallum Cancer Centre Hospital 1.7km
Carlton North's average rating


out of 10
Rank 326 in Melbourne (Greater)

This suburb is great for families with kids

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Burglary rate above state average in 2018

Carlton North: 1 in 69 homes
State average: 1 in 76 homes

Walkability: Carlton North is Very Walkable

Most errands can be accomplished on foot in Carlton North Melbourne. Carlton North is the 16th most walkable neighborhood in Melbourne with a Walk Score of 88.


The best way to get from Carlton North to Melbourne without a car is to bus which takes 12 min and costs $5.

The quickest way to get from Carlton North to Melbourne is to taxi which costs $11 - $14 and takes 5 min.


Nearby schools

For more information, please checkout the school ranking

Name Distance Level Sector Gender
Carlton North Primary School properties in zone > 184m Primary Government
Carlton Primary School properties in zone > 633m Primary Government
Fitzroy Community School properties in zone > 740m Primary Independent
Princes Hill Primary School properties in zone > 957m Primary Government
Princes Hill Secondary College properties in zone > 981m Secondary Government

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