Cathe­dral house com­pleted

Townsville Bulletin - - News -

THE fin­ish­ing touches on the Sun­land Sa­cred Heart Cathe­dral House have been com­pleted, with the award-win­ning de­sign set to go un­der the auc­tion­eer’s ham­mer on Jan­uary 27.

More than 52 lo­cal busi­nesses vol­un­teered to com­plete the fourbed­room home, with pro­ceeds from its sale go­ing to­wards the re­fur­bish­ment of Sa­cred Heart Cathe­dral.

Project man­ager Jeff Adams said the pro­ceeds were go­ing to­wards a worth­while cause.

‘‘We’ve had builders, tilers and all types of trades­men come in on the week­end and give up their time to put this house to­gether,’’ he said.

Mr Adams has pre­vi­ously said he ex­pected the house to fetch more than $400,000, but he said this week he couldn’t place an ex­act fig­ure on it. ‘‘We don’t re­ally know what to ex­pect in terms of an ex­act price but there has been a lot of in­ter­est shown in the house.

‘‘The mar­ket price in Bush­land Beach is do­ing quite well so we ex­pect a very good price.’’

Bishop Michael Put­ney said cathe­drals and churches had his­tor­i­cally been built by their com­mu­ni­ties, with some tak­ing up to 400 years to build.

Land de­vel­oper the Sun­land Group do­nated the block of land for the Sa­cred Heart Cathe­dral House to be built on 27 months ago.

How­ever, it wasn’t un­til lo­cal builder Case Con­struc­tions came on board with a com­mit­ment to build the home that the project took off.

The Bush­land Beach home is sit­u­ated right be­side a park at 22 Ugarte St and will be open for in­spec­tion on Jan­uary 6, 13, 20 and 24.

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WOR­THY CAUSE . . . project man­ager Jeff Adams in front of the house built in aid of the cathe­dral

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