A touch of old England has hit the market within the city limits of one of the biggest regional centres outside Brisbane.
A massive 18.62 hectare property has hit the market with an expressions of interest program looking for offers over $1.4million.
The property, set on two titles with two homes and two bores, has a large Tudor style house that comes with a large 12m by 15m solar heated pool, a workshop, landscaped gardens and even an integrated watering system for plants.
Agent Murray Troy of Elders Real Estate Toowoomba said 61 McDougall Street, Cotswold Hills, was created by the current owners who had a strong passion for the Tudor style.
“It was a personal, passionate choice of the owners of the time, who are still the original owners. It’s only ever had the one owner. A relative of theirs had a home built in the same character and style and they loved it,” Mr Troy told The Courier-Mail.
The property is so huge that it has subdivision potential for 15 lots — of one acre each.
“It’s a beautiful convenient position to the city or a very boutique acreage subdivision development, that certainly has some appeal in a city like Toowoomba.
“Certainly for a potential buyer it’s not only the lovely home and lifestyle it offers now, but rarely do you get the additional benefit of the right zoning suitable for rural residential which accommodates a minimum of one acre allotments.”
Mr Troy said the 18.62 hectare site currently had about 15 to 18 acres that were zoned and had topography suitable for subdivision.
Any such subdivision would “subject to council approval”, but it was described as having one of the “key requirements for development” — “power and town water are at the property frontage”.
The estate currently has two houses on it — the main “classic Tudor” house with features such as leadlight windows and doors, glazed terracotta tile roof with gutterguard installed, sunken family room, and a feature ceiling of high pitched and exposed beams.
The second house on the property coming off at348 Boundary Streetwas a three bedroom gable Queenslander with 12 foot high ceilings and a large “sleep out”.
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