One of the last significant land holdings in Brisbane’s prized inner ring is set to change hands for the first time in its rich and romantic history, ending a family’s love affair on three generations.
Flanked by parks and featuring not one, but two tennis courts on a gargantuan 2,745 square meter block, the sprawling 34 Hall Avenue, Norman Park, has never been offered to the market in 107 years – making the abode well -loved a gem for shoppers with a fondness for the past as well as a rare chance to snag a local landmark in a golden market.
34 Hall Avenue, Norman Park QLD 4170
“Getting a piece of Brisbane history and such a big deal so close to CBD is so rare… in fact, it really is a one-time purchase and the best thing shoppers can look at right now is those of great deals. of land before the Olympics, ”said sales agent, Taj Suffolk of Place Estate Agents Bulimba.
“And there are a million and one opportunities with this property… it’s unlike anything I’ve seen before.”
Spanning five lots and comprising a listed character two-bedroom cottage built in 1916 by Arthur Rouse and Florence Amelia Earl, the property is being marketed for “deals starting at $ 4 million” and presents an excellent opportunity to renovate a light from the Norman. The park community which saleswoman Michelle Brokensha said was still cherished by many.
“This house has been something that has just remained always… it has always been raised on the hill and generations of children have grown up with it,” she said. “In fact, over the years it has become an icon for the community.
“It’s really moving to sell it – it’s just such a sad thing and so [my siblings and I] We could find a way to keep it, we would… but neither of us can afford to redeem the others and it’s just too difficult. It’s a fucking shame.
Ms Brokensha, who grew up in the old chalet and learned to play tennis in the backyard before becoming a professional coach herself, said the property was steeped in loving memories, which her parents meticulously cherished. short night after night so that the whole community can enjoy it. them.
“My parents were ordinary people. They weren’t rich and they loved each other from the day they got married until the day they died, ”said Brokensha.
“And my best memories [of the home] watch how much her mom and dad worked together to keep the place buzzing. I used to watch mom water and bag the short one evening before my dad, a projectionist, came home late and then rolled the court in the moonlight.
“I really hope someone will buy it and turn it into a beautiful estate to create a new heirloom. This house has a lot of wonderful features… and the view from there is just stunning.
While Ms Brokensha said that she and her siblings have yet to find the right person to complete the next chapter in their home’s story – “it’s hard when you are emotionally attached … everyone wants to cut everything “- interest in the historical domain has spread across the country and even Asia with developers, in particular, vying to get their hands on the property.
“We are relinquishing over seven bids… and we’ve had buyers from the south and even expats from Singapore,” Mr. Suffolk said. “But its character is listed, so you have to keep the original chalet.”
While this old cottage itself has been a fly in the ointment for some buyers hoping to bring it down and capitalize on the huge chunk of downtown land, Mr Suffolk said the property remains an investment opportunity extraordinary and that it was unlikely that she would show up. still for decades.