This Range colonial is all class
THE $1.4 million sale of this stunning colonial-style home in one of Rockhampton’s prestige streets has set a new city record.
The extravagant six-bedroom and three-bathroom house set on 2900sq m and featuring a tennis court and in-ground pool, was build in the 1900s and settled in December after a six-month contract.
The agent behind the million-dollar sale at 8 Lennox Street, Pat O’Driscoll’s Penny Keating, said the classy home was one of her favourites in the city.
“I have sold some stunning homes, but the location, breathtaking views and quality of this home adds to the growing style and class of Rockhampton,” Ms Keating said.
“When I walked out onto the veranda, I was wowed by the views,” she said.
Featuring panoramic views of the city set in front of a mountain backdrop, it’s no wonder the restored home which incorporates pressed-metal ceilings and a wrap-around veranda attracted interest from all over the state.
Pat O’Driscoll said 8 Lennox Street had set a new residential property record for Rockhampton.
He said there was strong interest in the unique property, including local families, regional graziers and cashed up southern Queenslanders.
“It’s great news for the whole town. The region is growing and among all the economic turmoil it shows how strong the local economy is,” Mr O’Driscoll said.
He said there were five genuine buyers.
“There is a limited supply of the older style of homes at The Range. These homes have so much character,” he said.
“But I have never seen a home restored to this degree.”
Mr O’Driscoll said modern, newly-built homes in the high end of the market were also currently well sought after.
“We have had a strong start to the year and there is more demand than supply.”