A former cop shop with a new-age redesign sells for nearly $2 million

first_imgTRANQUIL: Peaceful inner city living.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoAuctioneer Haesley Cush said anything that close to the city would generate a bit of interest, but that the “quirky factors” of the home helped it get a higher price. “There are some people here today that probably wouldn’t have been in the market if it wasn’t for this home,” he said. “You get some indication in a market of what a house on this block with this many bedrooms should sell for but that extra bit for the quirkiness makes it hard to pick.” It would be hard to tell it was once a police station.Things were much further south when an auction for a riverfront home in Indooroopilly failed to register a single bid, apart from the vendor bid.The four-year old home at 10 Twigg St, Indooroopilly had five bedrooms across its three-storeys.The auctioneer tried to push the price above the $2 million vendor bid, but none of the registered bidders were willing to bid at that price. GOING GONE: Bidders pushed the price to nearly $2 million.He said that a less visually interesting home in the same area could go for around $1.5 million“But there have been other houses across the street that have sold for $1.8 million, but with a different elevation,” he said. center_img REAL ESTATE: There is a lot going on behind the red door.IN ANOTHER time people would have done everything to stay out of 194 Arthur St, but these days the immaculately restored former police station is hot property.About 30 people crowded around the backyard of the Fortitude Valley home yesterday morning when the former police station went under the hammer. The historical building had been converted into a spacious three-storey home that made maximum use of the 465 sqm block.Throughout the marketing campaign plenty of groups had looked through the home, which included a handmade clay bathtub and blackbutt timber floors. After bidding started at $1.2 million, a young woman beat three other registered bidders with her price of $1.815 million.last_img read more