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