The Weekend Post - Real Estate


Decorative pieces dating back to the 1940s are a highlight of this little charmer in the blue chip area of Edge Hill


THE romance of original 1940s decorative ceiling motifs, timber floors and French doors make this Queensland­er stand out in a tightly-held suburban street.

Labelled an incredible opportunit­y for a buyer that wants to be close to the hub of Edge Hill while living in a street that’s elevated, leafy and tranquil, 17 Friend St is back on the market with RE/MAX’s Mat Foley.

“Once in a blue moon, perhaps once every six months a property like this comes on to the market,” Mr Foley said.

Friend St is halfway between the Edge Hill restaurant hub and Cairns Botanic Gardens, a prime location for those seeking a fortunate lifestyle.

A no-through road ensures low traffic numbers and a safe, family-friendly neighbourh­ood.

“Situated within both the Edge Hill Primary and Cairns High School catchment areas, it is a short jog to both the Red and Blue Arrow walking trails and is only 2.4km to the Cairns Esplanade, it poses the question, can this location get any better?”

The first floor includes four generous bedrooms and one large main living area, a classic Hamptons-style kitchen with dishwasher, gas cooktop and space for dining.

“The main bathroom is large and is on point with floor-to-ceiling, off-white subway tiles, a large mirror, a free standing porcelain vanity and bath and shower,” he said.

“Every room whispers window romance, with their blue, stained glass casement windows, white timber louvres and original French doors combined with the practicali­ty of an observatio­n deck at the front entrance and a spacious entertainm­ent deck to the rear overlookin­g the pool and large backyard makes upstairs living a dream.”

The ground floor remains original, comprising a kitchenett­e, large outdoor living area, lounge, bathroom, laundry, gardening room or workshop and storage area and two additional rooms which “people may fall asleep in from time to time” as well as undercover parking for three vehicles.

Mr Foley said such was the character and charm of the house, the previous owner recently revisited the property, “just to soak it all in.”

“And the current owners have spent about $10,000 on the ceiling to maintain its originalit­y.”

He said while the house itself was ready to move into, a new owner had the option and existing space to build an internal staircase if desired.

Mr Foley said the four-bedroom, two-bath, 674sq m property was currently an investment house and could yield between $750 – $800 for interested investors.

The Queensland­er is listed for sale for offers over $849,000.

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