Rochedale South property sets man back $2

Rochedale South property sets man back $2

IMAGINE putting down a gold coin in exchange for a block of land.

They were notes in those days, but when Jeffery Bennett bought his property at Rochedale South in 1967, $2 was all he needed.

“The block of land was $1025 and I paid a $2 deposit for the contract,” Mr Bennett said.

“You can’t even get a slurpie for $2 these days, or so my grandkids just told me.”

The following year Mr Bennett, and the lady who would soon become his wife — June — built their first home together.

Later, they added an extension on the front and back of the home, and in 2013 Mr Bennett completely gutted the property, giving it a contemporary spruce up.

“It took about 12 months and the inside and outside are now as you see it today,” he said.

The house now has four bedrooms and two bathrooms, as well as multiple living areas and an office.

Polished timber floorboards flow through the home, and the kitchen has crisp white cabinetry, with glass doored display cabinets in the front of the island bench.

Mr Bennett had spent many hours outside in the garden over the years.

“I was a very keen gardener.

“The backyard was so big, I used to grow vegetables and I supplied half the neighbourhood with vegetables because I could.”

In the front yard, Mr Bennett created a perfectly manicured formal front garden, complete with a bridge and wetland-type area.

However, Mr Bennett said there was more than enough room for a pool on the 1591sq m property, should a buyer desire to add one.

While June sadly died 13 years ago, Mr Bennett has been more recently enjoying the 39 Lamorna St property with his partner, Jean, however they have decided it is time for a sea change.

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