A historic home built in 1884 which had its own TV episode has sold in a seven digit cash deal on the bayside.
Called Doobawah meaning vast expanse of water, the bayside home in Ormiston was created for one of Brisbane’s early auctioneers John Cameron and his large family of six children, and was originally on a massive 30 acre site. Cameron started his business selling off subdivisions and blocks of land when Brisbane was just five years old.
The contract was believed to be in the high one million range, with the property marked as being sold today on realestate.com.au.
The 1,222sq m absolute bay frontage block has been featured on TV for an American commercial and also in the first series of Who’s Been Sleeping in My House? — a television show on ABC hosted by Adam Ford.
The home had languished on the market for three years before Sotheby’s International Realty senior sales executive Joseph Lordi kicked off an expression of interest campaign which ended up lasting only six days.
“Within six days we received a cash contract on the home,” he told The Courier-Mail.
“The buyer was local but we did have interstate buyers looking to fly up the week the offer was received.”
Among the historic features retained in the home were its 3.3m high ceilings, original VJs, timber flooring, and claw foot bath.
Mr Lordi said there were cashed up buyers ready to negotiate for high end bayside properties, including an international buyer looking for an upmarket home in the $2m-plus range, and a cash buyer in Bulimba wanting something in the region of $3m.
Doobawah has six bedrooms, four bathrooms, a media room, billiard room, rumpus/games room, study and children’s fort, as well as two kitchens with bay views fully kitted out with high end appliances including a wine refrigerator.
The home also has a large in-ground resort style pool and long wide verandahs with kwila hardwood flooring, according to the listing.