One of the area’s most historic properties has been auctioned off after it opened to the market for the first time in over 130 years.
And while it was an emotional time for the family involved, there was a “beautiful story” behind the new owners and why they had to buy the lovely 2.95 hectare estate.
As the original site of the first house ever built in Flaxton, 465-483 Flaxton Drive was once the backcountry reception office.
Known as Flaxton Cottage, the property had been in the same family since the late 1880s when the property was purchased by one of Flaxton’s early pioneers, John Wyer.
Now an East Brisbane couple plan to retire to the house after falling in love with the scenic views while staying at an Airbnb next door.
The property sold under the hammer for $1.71million at the on-site auction and Property Today’s sales agent Jamie Hill said Sunny Coast News it was a fantastic result.
Mr Hill said there were six bidders registered that day, with a strong crowd of locals present to witness the momentous occasion.
“It was a very emotional situation for the family, who were the fourth generation to own the property,” he said.
“There is also a great story behind the new owners. The reason they looked at it is because they stayed at an Airbnb next door and loved the view.
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“They contacted me a week ago and said they wanted to come and see, and they bought it.
“They really loved the story and plan to retire there. They love the position, they love the views and it reminds them of when they were staying next door.”
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Mr Hill said RCS the property had attracted local interest from potential buyers as well as residents eager to learn more about the pioneering house.
Knowing the auction would draw a crowd, he organized a morning coffee cart for Flaxton residents.
“We had a massive turnout and I ended up shouting 58 coffees, hot chocolates and tea to the locals who showed up.”
The house has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a bright kitchen and a spacious open-plan living and dining room, as well as stunning views from the countryside to the coast.
It even has its own natural spring and waterfall on site, which is the headwaters of Petrie Creek.
LATEST AUCTION RESULTS
11 MONKS CRESCENT, BUDERIM
SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER $985,000
2 bedrooms, 1 bath, 1 car, Ray White, Brodie Rodgers
27 MOLOKAI WALK, MOUNTAIN CREEK
PAST, BID OVER $1,295,000
4 bedroom, 2 bath, 2 car, main property, Brendan Southey and Bevan Horsnell
10 DRESS CIRCLE COURT, BUDERIM
INCREASE TO $975,000
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 cars, Ray White, Brent Higgins
1/5 ALICE STREET, CAPE ALEXANDRA
SOLD AFTER AUCTION, $955,500
3 bedroom, 3 bath, Ray White, Candice Contencin
16 CEDARA CROISSANT, BUDERIM
TRANSMITTED – SOLD DIRECTLY AFTER THE AUCTION
5 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 cars, Ray White, Simon Howe and Fiona Rawson
6 WOTAMA COURT, MOOLOLABA
SOLD BEFORE AUCTION $1,140,000
3 bedroom, 2 bath, 4 car, Ray White, Brent Higgins
129 AMARINA AVENUE, MOOLOOLABA
PAST – IN NEGOTIATION
4 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 4 cars, Greg Clarke
9/7 -9 JUAN STREET, ALEXANDRA HEADLAND
SOLD UNDER THE HAMMER $695,000
2 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 1 car, Ray White, Candice Contencin
5 COLONIAL WAY, WOOMBYE
TRANSMITTED – NOW LISTED AT $725,000
3 bedrooms, 1 bath, 3 cars, Ray White, Fiona Rawson
3 – 143 BURNETT STREET, BUDERIM
AUCTIONED $650,000, NOW LISTED AT $730,000
3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 cars, Ray White, Ellen Lorenz
16 SUMMER CREST SQUARE, BUDERIM
SOLD BEFORE AUCTION $1,356,250
4 bedroom, 2 bath, 6 car, Ray White Kylie Kis
13 NEAR LANCEWOOD, BUDERIM
SOLD BEFORE AUCTION, $1,300,000
4 beds, 3 beds, 3 cars, Ray White, Kylie Kis