Brisbane’s oldest house sold
Shafston Estate, a river land with Brisbane’s oldest house, was put on sale.
For many years it has been decided to sell for 1 hectares land on 23 Castlebar Street in Kangaroo Point, known as Shafston Estate. For more than 20 years, the site has been hosting the Shafston College training facility. There is a 1200 square meter house in the land. The house has been registered in Queensland’s heritage since 2005 due to its cultural and aesthetic values.
In 2013, the real estate market entered the market. The property was last sold in 1993 for $ 1.8 million.
The property is located in Kanguru Point, one of Brisbane’s most pretiji suburds. $ 18.48 million sales were recorded for the house in the property.
Herron Todd White Brisbane director Gavin Hulcombe said prestige inner-city riverfront property had been in strong demand lately due to its scarcity.
“It is unusual to have a parcel of this size, in this proximity to the city, with river frontage. Riverfront sites have been quite constrained throughout Brisbane,” Mr Hulcombe said.
“There has been a lot of interest generated in riverfront property as evidenced by a couple of recent home-site purchases.
“It is a very popular location. It is unusual to have this size block of land through this pocket, irrespective of being on the river.”
The house was built in the 19th century by Robin Dods. The Shafston House was built in several stages between 1851 and 1904. The house was an example of the Victorian Gothic architectural style of that period. The house is one of the rare houses built in Brisbane.
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