Transformed workers cottage hits the market in Hemmant
Not many properties get to enjoy two lives, which is what makes the beautiful Queenslander located at 320 Hemmant Tingalpa Road in Hemmant so special.
Before being completely transformed into the magnificent five-bedroom home it is today, this property started its life as a quaint federation-style workers cottage overlooking the Manly waterfront at 77 Oceana Terrace.
Real Estate Agent Clint Ferguson of Coronis Bayside said the cottage was relocated to its current home in the late 1980s.
“From what we’ve been able to find out from aerial maps and based on the architectural features of the house, we believe its approximately 100-years-old,” Mr Ferguson said.
“The previous owner left behind some old photos of the house and relocation plans when they sold it in 2010, which detail the move in 1986 for D.J. Thompson.
“According to some of the locals I have spoken to, the Thompsons purchased the block when a lot of the area was being converted from farming allotments.
“The Thompsons lifted and built in underneath the cottage and the current owners have added the large entertaining deck, four-car garage and carport and completely refurbished the entire house in addition to landscaping the half acre its situated on.
“There’s nothing else like it on the market. Homes of this size and renovated to this calibre of craftsmanship just don’t come up for sale very often so this is a really unique opportunity for one family.
“I don’t think it will take long to sell at all. I posted a sneak peak photo on my Facebook page last week and it’s generated a significant amount of interest. That one photo reached more than 12,000 people and was shared 11 times which has resulted in six serious buyers calling me directly and it’s not even listed on the market yet.
“The majority of interest has come from buyers on the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast who want acreage blocks, with easy access to the river, close to the Brisbane CBD and under $2 million which is great news for Hemmant and the surrounding suburbs.”