Piece of history set to go under the hammer
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.