Rare home at Emu Park goes under the hammer at Easter

Kevin Doolan from Emu Park Professionals Real Estate at 32 Rosslyn Street which will go up for Auction on Easter Saturday. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Kevin Doolan from Emu Park Professionals Real Estate at 32 Rosslyn Street which will go up for Auction on Easter Saturday. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison

DESCRIBED as the worst house on the best street, this 40-year-old timber home is going under the hammer on Easter Saturday, with an expected sale towards $1million.

Principal of Professionals Emu Park Real Estate Kevin Doolan said the house was built by an American engineering professor who lectured at Rockhampton University (now known as CQUniversity) for eight years.

It was also the first to be built in Rosslyn St in Statue Bay in 1975.

"There have been lots of people trying to buy it over the years but because he lost his wife here he wouldn't sell it," Mr Doolan said. "This house has got a great feel about it; it's got a lot of character. I think it will get a lot of interest in it."

The property features raked timber ceilings, a large separate lounge, two bedrooms, as well as a detached pavilion building with a kitchenette and bathroom.

Now almost 90 and living back in Piedmont, California, owner Bob Firth was ready to let go of the sea view home, which would go to auction on April 4, Mr Doolan said.

The extremely private residence is nestled at the end of the short street on a 1586sqm allotment bordered by National Park, whilst the front boundary runs down to the beach.

Mr Doolan said the Capricorn Coast market was in a good place at the moment.

"It's been pretty busy, we've had lots of inquiries and quite a few sales," he said. "Houses around the $500,000 mark have been doing well too."

The auction will be on Saturday, April 4, at 32 Rosslyn St from noon.

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