CHARACTER: 31 Toowell Rd, O'Connell will be open as part of the Ray White super weekend on Saturday September 14.
CHARACTER: 31 Toowell Rd, O'Connell will be open as part of the Ray White super weekend on Saturday September 14.

Perfect combination of convenience and character

ONE property that will have plenty of foot traffic this open house "super weekend" is 31  Toowell Rd, O'Connell.

The five-bedroom character house is more than 100 years old but has been updated to include all the modern luxuries.

Real estate agent Julie Wood said the home was originally built in Cleveland, Brisbane before it was moved to O'Connell.

 

STUNNING: The home features an outdoor entertainment area.
STUNNING: The home features an outdoor entertainment area.

 

"It came up on trucks in two parts," she said. "It was originally built by a sawmill owner in Cleveland.

"The people who purchased it have kept a lot of the old character."

Some of those features include 3.5m-high ceilings, hoop pine flooring and tongue and groove walls.

"The inside is stunning," Ms Wood said. "It's been raised and they've built up the downstairs area and put in the fifth bedroom and media room."

The home is located about 10km from the Gladstone CBD and boasts "beautiful" views of the harbour and Mt Larcom.

 

 

31 Toowell Rd, O'Connell will be open as part of the Ray White super weekend on Saturday September 14.
31 Toowell Rd, O'Connell will be open as part of the Ray White super weekend on Saturday September 14.

Ms Wood said the house would be suitable for a ­family.

"Anyone who wants privacy but doesn't want to be too far out of town," she said.

"If you've got elderly parents who want to come and visit, you've got a kitchenette downstairs as well.

"It's a beautiful guest room downstairs. It could be easily converted into a ­second living area."

The house is listed for $869,000, but Ms Wood said it would have sold for double that amount seven years ago.

"I think it's beautifully priced," she said.

"If that home was in Brisbane I reckon you'd pay a couple of million because of the character. They're just highly sought after."

The home also features water tanks and solar, grey water for the gardens and is highly energy efficient.

"It's the perfect combination of beautiful character and charm and all the modern conveniences," Ms Wood said.

"The right buyer will come out and fall in love with it."