Piece of his­tory set to go un­der the ham­mer

The Weekend Post - Real Estate - - Front Page - HAY­DEN SMITH

four-bath­room gem. “On a hot day it is just like be­ing in air­con­di­tion­ing,” he said.

“It is go­ing to be hard part­ing ways with this lovely home.

“But I spend a lot of time over­seas and it is a shame to have it sit­ting va­cant.”

It is un­der­stood the home was built in the late 19th cen­tury for one of Cairns’ ear­li­est sub­di­vi­sions.

But, de­spite its age, the prop­erty has been brushed with modernism in re­cent years.

“Some walls show off the orig­i­nal build­ing but you walk into another room and it looks com­pletely new,” Mr Mitchell said.

“When I bought the place it was quite run down, but a lot of re­pairs have been done over the years. The home has a great feel about it.”

On a 708sq m block, the home also fea­tures pol­ished tim­ber floors and an elec­tronic gate at the rear.

Sell­ing agent Peter Han­ra­han of Cairns Prop­erty Of­fice said the large home could poten- tially be sep­a­rated into three fully-con­tained ar­eas.

He said the home, just a short walk from the CBD, was in a “prime lo­ca­tion”

“Parramatta Park has very strong ap­peal be­cause of its prox­im­ity to Cairns Cen­tral Shop­ping Cen­tre,” Mr Han­ra­han said.

“It is an ex­cep­tion­ally quiet street and would be an ideal home for a large fam­ily.

“Pend­ing ap­proval from the coun­cil, the prop­erty could also be turned into a share­house.”

The REIQ Septem­ber Mar­ket Trends Re­port showed Parramatta Park me­dian house prices had risen by two per cent.

MOV­ING ON: Chris Mitchell, in front his 100-year-old War­rego St home in Parramatta Park which is be­ing auc­tioned next Satur­day.

TEAM EF­FORT: Real es­tate re­porter Hay­den Smith with edi­tor Sian Jef­fries.

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