Below is a north facing Erskineville apartment with potential. I think with some simple changes and a lot of work in the garden, it could be a good investment.
So looking at the above pictures, this is what I would do. Firstly paint the floorboards a matte white. For the kitchen, paint the cupboards a black matte and change the benchtop to white.
Inject some wood into the dining area via the table below with a light feature shown.
Add a comfy neutral coloured couch.
The bedroom walls to be painted grey and some sheer curtains from the ceiling to the floor, with venetian blinds on the windows.
Paint the garden wall black and bring in lots of plants to create a private oasis.
Above pictures pinned here