Real Estate

a house that was bought in secret is back on the market ae tell everyone

Written by The ReReport

It was too good to refuse the first time. Will 79 Molle Rd, Ransome sell at auction again?

IT IS possible to buy this house at auction without telling your spouse and still live happily ever after.
Just ask the Spurrs.
Twenty years ago, Sabrina and Steven Spurr were about to start building on a block of land they had purchased when Mr Spurr took himself off to the auction of 79 Molle Rd, Ransome and came home with a big surprise.

It’s one of those big purchases that is hard to hide in the garage.

“I absolutely killed him actually,’’ Mrs Spurr said.
“But it ended up for the best.
“We had young children and what an amazing life for them on this property, fully-fenced over four acres.”


Get comfortable, this house could be yours for the next 20 years.

The Spurrs are downsizing now their two children have moved away and will take their English-style Tudor house to auction on November 3.


Approximately $250,000 was spent on the initial renovation with parquetry flooring, balustrading, a new Tasmanian oak staircase, marble flooring in the entrance, new plumbing, tiling, solar panels and a new kitchen.

Parquetry flooring and a new kitchen are some of the improvements to 79 Molle Rd.

A striking feature in the sunken lounge is a double-sided fireplace that links the lounge to the rumpus room with cathedral ceilings.

Will it be toasted marshmallows or s’mores before Friday night movie night in the theatre room?

“I have great memories with the fireplace and the kids and grandkids, toasting marshmallows, and then grabbing doonas and pillows and hunkering down in the theatre room to watch a movie,” Mrs Spurr said.
The Tasmanian oak staircase leads to the upper level with three bedrooms and a master bedroom with separate parents retreat and ensuite.

What an entrance!

Outside has a three-car garage, an inground saltwater pool, and paths for bikes and roller blades.
“I hope a family with children buy it, it will be an amazing experience for them,” she said.
“I am sad to leave it.
“This house has always felt very peaceful and calming.”

A little piece of Tudor England in Brisbane.

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