Owner leaves Brisbane ‘hoarder’s paradise’ for overseas wedding

28 Cabriolet Crescent, Macleay Island

A property described as a “hoarder’s paradise” where the views are better than the house will go under the hammer on Macleay Island.

The ramshackle two-bedroom, two-bathroom house at 28 Cabriolet Crescent will be sold “as-is, where-is”, including rooms full of vintage furniture, a yard cluttered with boating paraphernalia, and “fridges everywhere you look”, according to the property listing.

It is marketed by Rob Zander, of Bay Islands Property, and will be auctioned onsite on September 2.

Top spot in the Moreton Bay group of islands

“If you’re prepared to put in the hard yards to convert this property into a wonderful family home, then you will benefit from the great position, wonderful neighbours, beach access and water views,” Mr Zander said in the listing.

Property records show the 2007-built home on a 536 sqm lot last changed hands for $240,000 in May 2018.

Mr Zander said the owner was selling due to “international marriage plans”.

“It’s not often that the views are better than the house, but here’s one ripe for conversion.”

Who has time to pack up anyway?

The double-storey steel frame house with “soaring trusses and multiple usable spaces” would suit a renovator prepared to take on a “few small challenges”, the listing optimistically states.

These “delights” included makeshift walls and ceilings; decks, stairs and flooring requiring repair; “hit and miss” plumbing; and “a preloved caravan abandoned to one side”.

“Downstairs needs the most attention, but it you can see through all the furniture and faux walls separating the space, you’ll appreciate the makings of a self-contained two-bedroom studio.”

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Plus points included a decent commercial-look kitchen, ensuited bedrooms, and water views from the generous back deck.

PropTrack data shows house prices in Macleay Island were up 25.9 per cent over the past 12 months to a median of $365,000.

Mr Zander said the local market had continued to grow since the pandemic, when interstate buyers left the cities for a sea-change lifestyle and the opportunity to work from home near the coast.

The kitchen upstairs was cleared

Affordable prices for vacant land or existing homes attracted an older demographic of downsizers, he said.

“Until Covid the islands had really existed as a big secret because you don’t have the tourism infrastructure here,” Mr Zander said.

“Since then, the momentum has been ongoing as new people come in, they have created a network with their friends and relatives and because it is a small population you only need 50 or 100 new buyers and you’re turning the dial.”

Generous decks

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