28 Sep

Moonlight viewing secures architect’s gift house

first_img SEE WHAT ELSE IS FOR SALE IN BUNYA More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“The buyer was from North Queensland but he was in Sydney on business and he wanted to see the house at 8.30pm at night, so I had an open house at 7pm in the middle of the bush,” Madeleine Hicks said. This architect-designed house was sold after a late night inspection.A LATE night viewing followed by a phone call to North Queensland has secured the sale of a private oasis on the fringe of the Bunyaville Forest Reserve.Madeleine Hicks Real Estate took 35 Wilga Drive at Bunya to market in a four week campaign that saw 145 separate inquiries, 45 inspections and three offers of sale.But it was a late night flight from Sydney that clinched the deal. The property sits on a 3501sq m block.“It was very dark. We didn’t leave there until after 9pm.”The buyer phoned his wife in North Queensland to talk her through the property and within 36 hours they had bought the house for $1.27 million.“It was just the way everything opens out on the bush,’’ Ms Hicks said of the five-bedroom architecturally-designed house.“The gentleman who built it, built it with love. Even the master bedroom had doors that just opened up and you had the bed looking out on to the grass and the bush.”last_img read more