Interest strong in a Hamilton character home

first_imgThe home at 36 Rossiter Pde, Hamilton sold under the hammer.A BRISBANE real estate agent scooped up a piece of history on the weekend when he bought a Tudor-style home at auction. The unnamed agent won 36 Rossiter Pde, Hamilton, with a bid of $830,000. The home comes with three bedrooms, one bathroom and ties to Brisbane’s first town clerk, Edwin J Shaw. Mr Shaw gifted the 405sq m home site to his son Lionel Vincent Shaw and his bride Cynthia May on their wedding day and the couple built the house around 1900.The home was named “Hove” in honour of Mrs Shaw’s hometown. The property passed to Mr and Mrs Shaw’s grandson, Charles Rich who was selling the home due to circumstances beyond his control. More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019Vendor Charles Rich stands in his grandparents house with his great-grandfather’s watch.First National Coorparoo marketing agent Jason Stevens said the home sold to a determined buyer who “knocked everyone out of the water” with a starting bid of $800,000.“That stopped a lot of people from even bidding and the auction only carried on a bit from there,” Mr Stevens said.Six buyers registered for the auction but only two placed bids.Mr Stevens said the property’s age and character attracted a huge amount of interest but also deterred some buyers. “This is a home that needs a lot of work to bring it back to standard and keeping that character can be quite expensive,” he said. Mr Stevens said the Hamilton market in general was performing well thanks to buyer demand. “It’s one of those prestige areas of Brisbane that is always going to attract people,” he said. “Houses are selling very well and are reasonably tightly held but units are a tougher sell at the moment.”last_img

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