Chelmer home steeped in history to sell under the hammer

first_imgThere are ornate decorative ceilings.The two-bedroom cottage is like stepping into a time capsule, with immaculately maintained classic features from decorative ceilings, to the retro lime green kitchen bench with matching green oven. This home at 120 Chelmer St West, Chelmer, will go under the hammer at the weekend.This Chelmer home is believed to be nearly 100 years old and has hit the market for the first time in 30 years.It is disputed the home, which is to go to auction on Saturday, was built in either 1920 and 1921 due to old address book records.Len and Lorraine Thornquist bought the Californian bungalow at 120 Chelmer St West in 1983 and said the fact the home was concrete was unusual for something of that era. The home at 34 Chiswick Rd, Bardon, is for sale for the first time in 40 years.On the other side of the river, 34 Chiswick Rd, Bardon, is also set to go under the hammer.It is the first time this home has been offered to the market in 40 years, with its previous owner living to 104 years old. More from newsNew apartments released at idyllic retirement community Samford Grove Presented by Parks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus19 hours agoThe backyard is designed to take advantage of Queensland’s warm weather.Dixon Family Estate Agents Toowong marketing agent Carol Summerlin said many locals had shown interest in the property and had been lured by its wide frontage and location.“Everyone is raving about the kerb appeal,” “There has been a huge amount of local interest and we believe it will go to someone who is already living in the area.”The home will go under the hammer this Saturday, May 5 at 9.30am. The bedroom has ledlight windows.“Most of the Californian bungalows were built in wood or lead brick but the concrete block was really cutting edge technology in the 1920s so there aren’t many around,” Mr Thornquist said.It was originally thought the home was built by iconic Walter Taylor but Mr Thornquist has since read research to suggest the home was more likely constructed by Kon-Krete and Co. due to a number of other homes of similar architectural design they had built in the area.center_img The home as a retro benchtop and oven.The bathroom also has lime green tiles. The Chelmer home retains all of its charm, even after nearly 100 years.In the time the couple have owned the home, they have almost doubled it in size, transforming it from a two bedroom cottage to a family home by adding a master bedroom with ensuite, along with a dining room, living room, study and a large deck out the back. The bathroom keeps with the theme, with lime green tiles.Ray White Paddington agent Phil Waight said he had received a fair amount of interest in the property and was optimistic it would sell under the hammer.“It’s an entry level to Bardon,” Mr Waight said.“It does appeal to younger people because it’s in that the first home owners price range.”Mr Waight said there was work to be done to the home but buyers could “complete it to their own standards”.The auction is on May 5 at 1pm.last_img

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