Buyers flock to character and size in Hendra


first_imgThe home at 28 Deighton Rd, Dutton Park. Picture: SUPPLIEDThe three-bedroom home at 28 Deighton Rd sold for $755,000 at auction in front of a crowd of about 30 people. Marketing agent Meagan Muir of Place Estate Agents Bulimba said six buyers registered for the auction. “The bidding was very active, but one man secured this inner-city gem for $755,000,” she said. Ms Muir said this was the first time the 1920s home has been on the market in more than 36 years. Inside the home at 18 Rous St, Hendra. Picture: SUPPLIED“We had a great performance from auctioneer Dave Treloar and it was smiles all round for the eventual buyers and the vendors.“The buyers were on Moreton Island and they had a representative doing the bidding for them.“They were very happy.” Mr Finney said the new owners were a couple who enjoyed entertaining. He said they liked the size of the home and the 839sq m block. “They have a boat, which they currently have to park on the street, so they liked that there was plenty of room for it at the Rous St property.” The home at 18 Rous St, Hendra. Picture: SUPPLIEDNOT even the rain could keep the keen bidders and onlookers from the auction of a renovated Queenslander in Hendra on Saturday. The five-bedroom, two-storey home with wraparound veranda at 18 Rous St sold under the hammer for $1.155 million. Marketing agent Jon Finney of Ray White Albion said the auction attracted five registered bidders and a crowd of about 50 people. An opening bid of $700,000 kicked off proceedings and all five bidders placed bids. “We had some stops and starts and we negotiated with the highest bidder to the point where we able to put the property on the market at $1.155 million, at which point it sold,” Mr Finney said. Inside the home at 6 Lamona Cct, Sunnybank Hills. Picture: SUPPLIEDMr Florentzos said the buyers were local owner occupiers. “They liked that the home offered the whole package,” he said. “They liked the house, the location and the character of the home.” The brick and tile house has multiple indoor and outdoor living spaces and is on a 937sq m block with in-ground swimming pool and garage. Inside the home at 28 Deighton Rd, Dutton Park. Picture: SUPPLIED“Being the prime suburb of Dutton Park and an inner-city entry level home, we saw huge numbers walk through the door throughout the campaign,” she said. “It’s a positive sign the market is going strong when there’s a number of cash buyers who are ready to purchase under the hammer.” The home is on a 404sq m block and has VJ walls, high ceilings and two sunrooms. In Sunnybank Hills, a five-bedroom lowset home at 6 Lamona Cct sold under the hammer for $801,500. One of the five bedrooms at 18 Rous St, Hendra. Picture: SUPPLIEDMr Finney said most of the unsuccessful bidders were young families looking for space. “They loved the land size. The property has a traditional backyard with room to kick a football or play backyard cricket,” he said. “You could put a 25m lap pool in there with no problem, and we even had interest from someone looking to build a multi-car garage.” More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus1 day agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market1 day agoIn Dutton Park, a character home in need of some work also sold under the hammer on Saturday. The home at 6 Lamona Cct, Sunnybank Hills. Picture: SUPPLIEDMarketing agent Peter Florentzos of LJ Hooker Sunnybank Hills said the auction attracted two registered bidders and an opening bid of $700,000. “It was a competitive auction at the start and then it dragged out a bit while we got the best result for the seller,” he said. “The vendors were very happy to sell and be able to move on. They’re moving to the bayside.”last_img

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