FNQ ‘church house’ to go under the hammer

first_imgThe property was built in the 1920s“A girlfriend of mine’s daughter was christened here, and they want to come back for a look.”During the past eight years Ms Newell and her husband have put in a third bedroom, fully fenced the property and upgraded its gardens. The 1012sq m property is now set to go under the hammer, with the auction being held on-site Saturday, April 22. Selling agent Karl Latham of Elite Real Estate Services said the home was a “piece of Cairns history”.For more information call Karl on 0403 887 645. Grab your Real Estate Guide in today’s Weekend Post. 32 Queen St, EdmontonA CAIRNS southside church turned charming three-bedroom home could prove a heavenly investment for its next owner.Built in 1923, the property at 32 Queen St, Edmonton, spent more than 70 years serving the community as an Anglican place of worship.It was sold in 2000 and soon transformed into an attractive family home.Horticulturist Jackie Newell and her husband Gabriel Ayres have adored the unique property since they bought it in December 2009.“The first time I walked in I was just overwhelmed,” she said. From the front, the property looks as though it has hardly been touched, with the facade having stood the test of time.While some features from its sacred era remain, including the bell tower and altar, the interior is now a smart and highly-liveable setting.“It is a cute house and we have enjoyed many parties on the back deck,” Ms Newell said.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago“People come to visit and are just amazed by it.last_img read more