This three bedroom home at 1 Sofala Avenue, Riverview on Sydney's lower north shore, has been lovingly maintained and has a rich family history. The home was owned by Marjorie York, whose husband was one of the earliest volunteers to enlist in World War I and was at the Landing at Gallipoli. He survived the war and decided to buy land in the bush (Riverview) to open a grocery store, where his wife worked until she was 70 years old. Margaret Snodgrass, Director of Forsyth Real Estate, attended Marjorie’s 100th Birthday Party, which was just days before she passed away, and said she was an integral part of the Riverview community and a “delightful character."
Formerly known as Apex Park, the reserve next to the property was renamed in 1999 as Marjorie York Reserve. Until now, 1 Sofala Avenue, Riverview has stayed in the family. The house is set behind low-maintenance front gardens, with side driveway parking to lock-up garage. The approximately 594sqm level block offers potential to further extend to capitalise on this parkside position in this popular peninsula.
The property will be auctioned on Saturday, May 9. The contact agents are James Snodgrass (0411 815 181) or Di Burcham (0425 337 011) at Forsyth Real Estate.