Old and new to go under the hammer this weekend

first_imgThe modern kitchen has butler’s pantry.The four bedrooms are on the upper level and there is a poolside pavilion in the backyard with an outdoor kitchen and built-in bench seating.“The home has such great flow. It’s very open and just spills out to the entertaining area and pool,” Mr MacIntyre said“It’s a home that is so easy to live in and it’s great for entertaining and families.“Our house has become the house all our kids’ friends come to because it has the pool and the media room where they can sit and watch movies.” The Rockbourne Tce home was built in the 1890s.The house was built in the 1890s and was owned by one family until the current owners bought it for $100,000 in 1981. Ray White Paddington principal, George Hadgelias said his vendors had done a “significant amount of work” to the property since buying it, including rewiring the house, repainting inside and out and opening up the verandas. The home has beautiful heritage features including timber floorboards, high ceilings, sash windows, VJ panelling, fireplaces and breezeways.The living areas are all upstairs and there are two bedrooms, a bathroom and a laundry downstairs. A veranda wraps around the front and one side of the home.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor6 hours agoThe home has timber floors, breezeways and VJ walls.“This is definitely an aspirational home with so much character,” Mr Hadgelias said.“It’s already popular, as we had 20 groups through our first open house.”Mr Hadgelias said it was rare for a home of such generous proportions on such a big block to come onto the market in the heart of Paddington.The home sits on a 743sq m block and is being sold with a neighbouring 404sq m corner block.Also going to auction on Saturday is a modern four-bedroom home at Bulimba. Steve and Alison MacIntyre built the two-storey property at 53 Duke St three years ago with their son and daughter in mind. The home at 53 Duke St, Bulimba is three years old.“We wanted a family home with a pool, a decent size backyard, an extra ensuite for our daughter and a media room,” Mr MacIntyre said. The final product is a light-filled, low maintenance house with an open-plan living, dining and kitchen area that opens through bi-fold doors to the patio and swimming pool. The home at 29 Rockbourne Tce, Paddington is going to auction on Saturday.A century-old Queenslander on a double block in Paddington and a sleek, near new family home in Bulimba are two of 173 Brisbane homes going under the hammer this week. CoreLogic auction spokesman Kevin Brogan said this week was a continuation of good levels of auction activity in the Brisbane market. “Looking back through March and the end of February there have been strong volumes in the mid to high hundreds each week,” he said. Last week Brisbane also recorded a clearance rate of 52.4 per cent despite the high rainfalls caused by ex-tropical Cyclone Debbie.“We were looking out for impact from the flooding and we were particularly looking to see if auctions were cancelled but there appeared to be a fair bit of resilience in the Brisbane market,” Mr Brogan said. “There were eight withdrawals for the week, which is pretty much the normal attrition rate.”Mr Brogan said auction activity was expected to take a dive post-Easter. “Traditionally the market has taken a little while to come back after the Easter break,” he said. “In previous years we did see it took a couple of weeks in Brisbane to get back to get pre-Easter levels of activity but that impact was a little bit lower than in Melbourne and Sydney where it can take a month to six weeks to get back to normal activity.” In Paddington, a five-bedroom house at 29 Rockbourne Tce is one of the many homes going to auction this weekend. It will go under the hammer at 3pm on Saturday, April 8. The poolside pavilion has an outdoor kitchen.Mr MacIntyre said his family was relocating due for work reasons and he would miss the village feel of Bulimba. “It’s a very family-friendly area with the cinema just down the road and parks nearby,” he said.The property is being marketed by Tony O’Doherty of Ray White East Brisbane and will go to auction on Saturday April 8 at 2pm.last_img

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