This stately Queenslander brings history to life

first_img133 Francis Street, West EndTHERE’S no doubt this grand old dame has seen better days but this renovator’s potential is unmistakeable.Positioned on a massive 2023sq m block of land, this classic Queenslander at 133 Francis Street, West End embraces the feeling of yesteryear and will be officially introduced to the buyers’ market during its first open home today.High ceilings and plenty of potentialListing agent Giovanni Spinella from Explore Property Kirwan, said the property had already attracted two inquiries within the first 24 hours on realestate.com.au.“It’s a beautiful representation of a large Queenslander,” he said.More from news01:21Buyer demand explodes in Townsville’s 2019 flood-affected suburbs12 Sep 202001:21‘Giant surge’ in new home sales lifts Townsville property market10 Sep 2020“It was constructed prior to 1938 and believed to have been moved from Charters Towers to this block of land and has been in the same family ever since.“Over that time, the property underwent only minimal changes, such as the inclusion of a toilet and the front veranda has been enclosed.All you’d need to do is change the floor…“However, the remainder of the home is still very much unchanged and features the traditional tongue and groove walls and decorative fretwork.”The original kitchen and bathroom also bring a feeling of nostalgic charm with time period tapware, cabinetry and wallpaper, as well as the original steel box for the old wood fire oven, that has now been turned into a storage area.Actually quite loving the retro wallpaper and yellow units.“I think this home will attract a variety of buyers, not just renovators but buyers who will be attracted to the large lot size,” Mr Spinella said.“There are only two blocks of land that size in the suburb which makes this buy so unique.”The property will go to auction on July 25 with the first open home to be held today from 2.15pm-2.45pmlast_img

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