De­light from yes­ter­year

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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.

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