Gordon Park auction of a 95-year-old time capsule

first_imgThe view from the back window of 122 Beaconsfield Terrace, Gordon Park.“It has the potential once renovated to be one of the best properties in Gordon Park. The views are very unlikely to be built out.“The owner is very much hoping that whoever buys the house does it justice and knows that it needs a lot of work.“It’s going to be a big project.” The kitchen as it looks today.Helen and her brother grew up in the house, and she shared a bedroom with her grandma, Maude Alyward.The 810sq m block is across two lots on the ridge of Beaconsfield Terrace with city views.“It’s a very large yard, we had chooks and my brother had a pigeon coop down the back,” she said. A crowd of 60 stood outside 122 Beaconsfield Terrace to see Saturday’s auction.“Locals love the area and they always want to know what’s going on in the area,” Mr Cowan said.Bidding kicked off at $800,000 with five registered bidders but then paused at $925,000 when a sixth bidder arriving mid auction.“They didn’t end up bidding at all,” he said.Four bidders were active through the 20-minute auction, with owner-occupiers and builders among the mix.The winning bidders were local to the area.The pre-war home, built in 1924, had some unique features including a handmade granite footpath, made with the same Camp Mountain granite used in the foundations of Brisbane City Hall.The path was laid by Helen Edwards’ grandfather. Inside the most expensive house for sale in the US FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK There’s weatherboards under the stucco, pine floors under the carpets, and VJs behind the masonite at 122 Beaconsfield Terrace, Gordon Park.“This old girl, she’s just dying to show you what’s under her petticoat, and you know what, buy her a new dress and she just might be the belle of the ball,” Mr Cowan said in the property listing. Home renovating beats Netflixcenter_img The front entrance as it looks now and back in the 1930s.More from newsNoosa unit prices hit new record high as region booms: REIQ12 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus12 hours agoWhen he passed away, Mrs Edwards’ grandmother passed the property to her youngest daughter’s children.“World War One had just finished and the men were going off to war and dying so the women of that generation were very concerned for what would happen to the girls,” current owner Helen Edwards said. The backyard, where chooks used to roam free.The house has three bedrooms and a sleep-out with a separate large living room, a kitchen and dining room.Downstairs has the laundry, storage area and a workshop, and the back carport has a shed attached.In recent years, Mrs Edwards son has lived in the house.“It’s time,” she said of the decision to sell the family home.“It needs a lot of work.”Mr Cowan said around 30 local groups had inspected the property, some returning two or three times. “This is an opportunity to renovate and make it a beautiful home on the ridge line,” he said. Helen Edwards’ grandma Maude Alyward (on the porch), her mum Ethyl (left) and aunties outside 122 Beaconsfield Terrace, Gordon Park in the 1930s. Picture: Supplied.AN original condition pre-war house at Gordon Park that had been in the one family for 95 years, secured the third highest price for an 810sq m block on Beaconsfield Terrace when it sold on Saturday for $980,000. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES The large 810sq m block sits on two lots.Many of the original features at 122 Beaconsfield Terrace, Gordon Park are now hidden under a few decades of updates but Ray White Alderley director Andrew Cowan said restoring them would be a renovator’s dream come true.last_img

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