- 4 Beds
- 2 Baths
- 2 Cars
UNDER CONTRACT - SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER AT AUCTION ON FRIDAY 4 OCTOBER 2013
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Checkendon has a unique history (CIRCA 1897), and is one of the oldest properties in the beautiful leafy suburb of Chelmer. Trouble is she really looks and feels her age - but needs to be sold at auction.
Sited on busy Honour Avenue (No. 115) this 1,070 m2 property is located on the desirable and sought after western or high side of this renowned street. The property is directly across from Chelmer Railway Station, just 7 stops or 15 minutes to Central.
The bus stop is only 40 metres away and incorporates the Greater City Circle Line.
Schools, both primary and secondary, are just a short commute. Extensive shopping is just a 3 minute drive to the huge Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, with quality cafes and shops in Chelmer only a 15 minute stroll along Honour Avenue. Community counts in Chelmer.
A pleasant 5 minute walk to the west along some of Brisbane's most prestigious tree lined streets (including Laurel Avenue) will take you to the Brisbane River. It is worth noting here that Checkendon was not affected by the floods in either 1974 or 2011.
The Heritage Listed home was Brisbane's first golf clubhouse. The golf club was largely founded by the Reverend George Frodsham, later Bishop of North Queensland. Officially opened in 1897 as The Brisbane Golf Club by the Club President, Governor Lord Lamington, this home served as the clubhouse until 1903, after which the golf club moved to new premises at Yeerongpilly.
The hi-set timber dwelling with four bedrooms, study and two bathrooms is screaming out for immediate renovation. While still livable in its current condition, the design and character the majority of the home possesses will ensure the end result will be something quite unique. Special features include VJ walls, French doors, original timber arches, polished wide timber floorboards and beautiful wide verandahs on three sides of both levels. And yeseven the old key to the front door!
The property also includes an in-ground swimming pool and a large 2 bay shed with additional storage. As with most properties in this part of Chelmer Checkendon is blessed with stunning trees - namely jacaranda, flame, leopard, poinciana and even a large macadamia.
The current owners have recently bought in the Scenic Rim and settled on September the 2nd. Having tried selling for over 6 months with a price that clearly did not meet the market the owners are totally focused on achieving a negotiated result on auction day it is as simple as that! Checkendon offers affordable quality living.
Checkendon is scheduled to be auctioned on Friday the 4th October at the Riverside Centre' in Brisbane at 10.30am.
The owners have appointed Ray White Rural Brisbane to market and sell the property.
- Close To Shops
- Close To Transport
- Double Garage
- Polished Timber Floor
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