It’s not every day a house goes under the hammer for charity, but that’s exactly the case for this Gold Coast home.
The home of the late Iris Ripley is being auctioned off on Thursday, February 25, with 90 per cent of the proceeds from the sale to be split between six charities.
The four-bedroom villa at 62 Nineteenth Avenue, Palm Beach, will help support Currumbin Wildlife Hospital, Queensland Police Legacy Scheme, Currumbin Valley Rural Bushfire Brigade, the Coombabah Animal Welfare League shelter, Gold Coast ambulance, and Nerang’s Wildcare.
Ray White agent Laura Robinson says Mrs Ripley had a lovely, caring nature.
‘She was a great neighbour for many years for many people in that little pocket,” she says.
“She always had a smile on her face.”
Perhaps her home had something to do with that. The 607sqm pad is positioned less than ten metres from Tallebudgera Creek, with its own boat ramp and surrounded by low maintenance gardens.
“Being able to look out over the water kept her young I believe,” Mrs Robinson says. “Having that outlook, being able to dip your toe in the water.”
An airy sunroom takes full advantage of the view and catches a constant ocean breeze, funnelling it further back into the house. The master bedroom has great views too – separate access to the river makes it feel like a private escape away from the rest of the building.
In the centre of the house is the heart of the home – the kitchen. Open plan access to a combined dining and living room ensures you’ll never cook alone, and multiple ceiling fans keep the sea air circulating. A second family room ensures plenty of space to sit back and enjoy the coastal lifestyle.
This coastal haven is about 45 years old, but you can’t even tell.
“It’s a very well maintained home,” Mrs Robinson says. “We generally get more renovated, new homes selling so this is quite unique because it is older.
“So that’s attracted a lot of interest, locally and interstate.
“We’ve spoken to families who want to come in and enjoy it and maybe renovate over time, but also the developers who want to come in and knock it over and build something new and wonderful there. There’s a lot of ideas buzzing around.”
Any plans will have to wait a little longer – 62 Nineteenth Avenue, Palm Beach goes to auction on Thursday, February 25.
62 Nineteenth Avenue, Palm Beach, Qld 4221
0416 167 813