10 Dagmar St, The Range is complete in from its colonial style to front yard.
10 Dagmar St, The Range is complete in from its colonial style to front yard. Contributed

Timeless classic that will cause a 'feeding frenzy'

A SLOW wander through the gracious 1920's federation home and you're taken to a bygone-era.

10 Dagmar St, The Range captures a place when gentlemen retired to the drawing room after dinner, ladies waft with parasols across the expansive lawns and settle comfortably on the wide covered plantation styled verandas to chatter, to read, to crotchet.

The character home is believed to have been settled by the Homer family, local grazing identities who lived here for many years, subsequently sold to a local surgeon, then to a Vice Chancellor of the CQU and currently a local professional family.

Penny Keating from Pat O'Driscoll Real Estate at 3 Athelstane St which is to be auctioned on Saturday.   Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin
Penny Keating from Pat O'Driscoll Real Estate at 3 Athelstane St which is to be auctioned on Saturday. Photo: Chris Ison / The Morning Bulletin Chris Ison ROK151113cauction2

"It is such a charming home,” Pat O'Driscoll agent Penny Keating, The Range specialist says.

"One of the great features I have always liked about this one, is it is high to low set. The backyard area is the same level as the back of the home

"You go through the house and it just flows through, directly to the backyard.

"It is timeless in its character. It is sprawling federation, typical of what those Colonial homes are about.”

Grandly positioned on 2,123m2 block this sprawling family home with its feature wide verandahs and plantation shutters and with a liveability enhanced by its free flowing design from inside to the outside, being high set at the front to take advantage of its magical views, and lowset at the rear to allow the easy flow to inside to outside, perfect for entertainment and children to play.

With its fair share of original features preserved, stunning stained glass, fretwork, traditional lighting, extra high ceiling, tongue 'n' groove walls, and polished floors and with emphasis on versatility, and complete with four spacious bedrooms and two bathrooms, French doors, sunroom and reading room it is a one-off home that truly retains its old-world appeal.

"Everything is fenced off with a security gate, so you could put whatever you like, the frontage is magnificent,” she said.

"New owners could expand it further, the potential is there, but most like the expansive lawns.

"It is great for pets and families, particularly with kids.”

Recent Sales in The Range

  • 2 Dagnar St, $485,000 on May 18
  • 302 Upper Dawson Road, $335,000 on May 11
  • 4 McCamley St, $333,000 on April 28
  • 37 Wiseman St, $349,000 on April 27
  • 46 Davis St, $408,000 on April 3

Pat O'Driscoll himself has a bit of a love affair with this suburb. He began selling homes in The Range at 19 and said this one in particular, ticks every box.

"What you can get for this size and this front... a home like this in Brisbane, say in the Ascot or Hamilton area, the price would be tenfold,” the long time principal agent said.

"Rockhampton is an old city as far as Australia goes, with a very diversified industry. When the market falls, people sit back and wait for it to fall to the bottom, but when people see it getting momentum, it goes up extremely quick.

"When the market is hot, you see a feeding frenzy. And it will be a feeding frenzy for this one.

"How many blocks are this close to private schools, private hospitals, the CBD, no matter what market they are in they are in rare supply. There are never many available.

"There are just big ticks everywhere.”



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