Macilwraith St in Manoora is home to a Cairns renovator’s delight
COULD this be the cheapest five-bedroom property within five kilometres of Cairns City?
As Twomey Schriber Property Group agent Shaun Craike warns, the home needs a fair bit of tender, loving care, but with the right touch, tens of thousands of dollars worth of value could be added to the property.
Macilwraith St in Manoora lies in the middle of a busy suburb, well connected with transport and roads and just minutes from Raintrees Shopping Centre, Cairns West State School, Trinity Bay State High School, Cairns Base Hospital and Cairns CBD, as well as the domestic and international airports.
And number 45 is halfway down Macilwraith St, a dead end thoroughfare off Pease St, and on the market for just $189,000. Whether the buyer decides to develop or renovate, Mr Craike said the opportunity to own number 45 was not only great but also very rare.
On a large 809 sqm block, the list of ways the site could be transformed was endless.
“Make no mistake this property needs a lot of work but if you’re willing to put in the hard work there is plenty of upside,” he said.
Currently owned by the Department of Housing and Public Works, the home would be subject to Cairns Regional Council development application approvals should a buyer seek to change it.
The blue weatherboard and brick home has a large backyard, ideal for a vegetable patch, or to give the kids and pets room to roam and play.
Manoora connects to Edge Hill, which is home to Cairns Botanic Gardens and the popular Red Arrow walking track.
Residents living in Manoora can get involved with the suburb’s community garden (above) on Rollina Close, which grows fruits, vegetables and herbs as well as other plants.
The garden is open seven days a week to the general public, and members of the community can head along to lend a hand or learn about how to grow a garden of tasty and beautiful plants.
In Manoora, homes have improved by a median 19.7 per cent in the last five years and median asking rent is $350. Homes for sale usually stay on the market for a median time of 55 days.