A block away from this fantastic, welcoming and intriguing cottage-style residence, the Challis Street shops reflect a changing community with cafes, post office, yoga studio, newsagent and grocery.

Walk in past the brick-paved front yard, offering off-street parking for two cars, to the lovely sitting room with a fireplace in perfect working order, restored baltic pine floorboards with matte finish, and exposed timber doorway skirting – all adding to the lovely timber-focused feel found throughout.


5 Severn Street, Newport, 3015

  • Gunn&Co Estate Agents: 9397 5555
  • Price: $950,000 – $1 million
  • Auction: September 22 at 1.30pm


The kitchen and meals area is separate from both living areas, part of a more traditional layout that is oh-so cosy, yet also a great size for a family.

In the kitchen are hardwood floors, benches and room enough for a six-seater dining table.

The kitchen has a walk-in pantry and more exposed timber in the form of hardwood cabinetry and wood benches.

The mood suits the briny seafaring vibe embedded into the property by the vendor, a former naval officer.

The house was re-stumped five years ago and extended around six years ago, with the second living room created at the rear of the house.

In this room, timber ceilings with three large windows let heaps of light filter in. There is a bar area, a split-system and timber sliding doors.

The picture windows look out to more low-maintenance outdoor areas, with brick paving and a cute garden including established lemon and lime trees and two cherry blossoms at the rear helping to attract native birds.

There are three bedrooms in all.

The main is at the front of the property, with large built-in robes.

Two more follow, the second also with a built-in robe.

Timber storage has been installed over the years, helping create a distinct feel, as if you could be on a large yacht.

Newport central and its many drawcards – train station, shopping, cafes, the Substation – are nearby.

Newport Gardens Early Years Centre is at the end of the street, while schools, parkland and sports clubs are close at hand.

This special property will make a perfect house for a family wanting their forever home in the middle of this friendly community.


5 Severn Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

5 Severn Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

5 Severn Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)

5 Severn Street, Newport, 3015 (Photo supplied)