Delight from yesteryear
Hannah Fuller from Belle Property Cairns sold 13 Hodel Street, Whitfield, for $520,000. The four-bedroom, twobathroom, 1930s’ Queenslander features high ceilings, polished timber floors and lots of natural light. It has a modern kitchen fitted with stainless steel appliances, soft close drawers, granite bench tops, walk-in pantry and a servery. LESS than a week on the market and a quaint Queenslander in Stratford has been sold.
It’s no surprise to real estate agent Vanessa Robinson who reveals Queenslander-style properties under $500,000 are quick to go under contract.
Vendor Peter Matthews put his three-bedroom Holmes St property on the market last week for offers over $489,000.
“The house was relocated there approximately 12 years ago, so it’s an original,” Ms Robinson said.
“The owner is just looking to downsize and is thinking apartment living may work better for his current lifestyle.”
The charming character home with a large covered deck overlooking a swimming pool was viewed by eight groups in a “preview viewing” on Saturday and was put under contract on Tuesday.
“This property has potential: it is already lifted, it has a convenient location, the charm, and the beautiful garden and pool.”
Ms Robinson said young buyers were typically flocking to Queenslanders in Cairns.
“Young couples and young families in general, but it really depends on the price range,” she said.
“Certainly the Queenslanders under $500,000 are usually a hit with the single ladies and young couples, primarily due to their charm factor.
“A lot of buyers like character homes in the more established areas of Cairns.”
The Holmes St property boasts original features throughout, including polished timber floorboards, tongue and groove walls, casement windows, high ceilings and weatherboard exterior.
The interior was recently painted and the floorplan included a study and sunroom.