Lifestyle drives the in-crowd
THE Queensland real estate market has hit the ground running this year and with Brisbane now “business as usual” after the school holidays, there are some special properties on the market which are attracting lots of attention.
About 200 people converged on 114 Stuartholme Rd, Bardon for its first open home last Saturday, with plenty of luxury cars lining the street, said marketing agent Daniel Argent from Urban Property Agents.
Vendor Marc Tustin, of Brisbane company Tustin Constructions, built the chic five-bedroom industrial-style home, which features 80-90year-old clay bricks recycled from Sydney buildings, a rooftop deck with 360-degree views and room for eight cars.
Mr Argent said the half-hour inspection was extended to an hour to allow the line-up of people through the doors.
“It was a phenomenal response,” he said.
“People came from all over the place. It’s the coolest house you will ever see. There’s really nothing like it.”
The home will be auctioned on-site on February 22 at 10am.
Another special home being auctioned on February 22 is the heritage-listed former Balmoral Fire Station at 105 Pashen St, Morningside.
The timber fire station was opened in March 1927 and an air raid shelter was constructed at the rear of the building during World War II.
The station was operational until 2005 when it was decommissioned.
Marketing agent Glenn Bool from McGrath Estate Agents said vendor Rob Noy operated a gym from the front of the property until it outgrew the space, and the building is now a stylish four-bedroom home with an open-plan living and dining area (where the fire truck once parked), bespoke fire doors and large courtyard.
However, it still has a fire bell, the old uniform hooks, firemen’s lockers and the original loudspeaker is out the back. Mr Bool said buyer interest was snowballing after a big crowd at the first open home last Saturday.
EXTRAORDINARY OFFERINGS: These unique properties, at 114 Stuartholme Rd, Bardon (above) and 105 Pashen St, Morningside (below), both attracted large crowds at their first open homes.