15A McGill Street, Raceview
Whether it’s state against state or mate against mate,
it’ll be “game on” to secure the win on this hotly contested home.
If there’s one thing that those from Queensland understand, it’s that you should never write off an underdog. In fact, it’s something Duke Realty director Sam Patterson is quick to point out about this champion Raceview home.
With a strong, tough exterior and decent size to boot, Patterson is the first to admit that “In a couple of spots she’s a bit rough around the edges, but there’s also a golden point opportunity to take home the chocolates if you’re not afraid to put in a bit of work of your own.”
It’s a point on which fellow agent Jason Chave also finds touch as he explains “This property’s biggest strengths are its position and potential”. That puts both agents on-side when it comes to agreeing that, with a bit of vision and the right strategy, you can walk away a winner by making a few small improvements to this home.
So, when it comes to this house of humble origins, what exactly is the state of play?
Built in 2012, this 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom home has made its mark on the game as a solidly performing, long-term rental with strong family appeal.
Built of brick and steel (roofing) on the outside, the exterior is low-maintenance and dependable, while inside the home has recently reclaimed some of its former origin glory, thanks to a fresh coat of paint.
Of course, if you want a pristine playing surface, the carpets could be dropped in favour a replacement, but they have just been professionally cleaned, along with the rest of this neat and tidy home. Meanwhile, pared-back gardens and a wrap-around yard with gated side access and water tanks are also easily maintained – no cane toads or cockroaches to be seen!
A pass to the inside and again you’ll find plenty of space, thanks to a sizeable master bedroom with private ensuite and generous built-in robe. An additional three bedrooms and a large family bathroom with separate toilet also provide a series of left and right options, shoring up the middle with a central hall.
Gaining good metres at the rear of the home is a modern kitchen with stone benches, electric cooktop, stainless steel wall oven and dishwasher. This all-round performer lines up alongside a large, fully-tiled meals area and spacious lounge room, before opening up play to a generous entertaining patio which sidelines the rear yard.
For utility options, there’s a single car, lock-up garage including remote-control door and separate rear access for the integrated laundry. Hitting it up strongly, the house includes a range of other features including solar, electric hot water and security screens and ceiling fans throughout which add extra points to its score.
Not just a winning play on a 480m2 block, this house also kicks goals thanks to its location.
With perfect placement at the halfway mark of a quiet, yet social street, this home is located in an area with strong family appeal and welcoming and friendly neighbours.
In a league of its own, the property is close to quality local schools and childcare centres, shops and parks, with the soccer nets, basketball hoop and skate ramps of nearby Pat Hayes Park located at the foot of the street, just across Whitehill Road. Letting your team play and train so close to home, this range of sporting facilities and recreational options gives a definite home-ground advantage.
Close to public transport, this quiet pocket also enjoys easy highway access for a direct pass to Brisbane or a clear run to the Gold and Sunshine Coasts. Then again, if you don’t need to go wide, play the ball close to home as you countdown just minutes to the University of Southern Queensland’s Ipswich campus and Ipswich CBD.
So, whether you’re from interstate seeking a solid investment or a local looking for a home ground advantage, this home could be your winning play.
If you’ve got plenty of pride and passion and are not afraid to tackle a few small projects to ultimately go forward, don’t pass up the chance to line up an inspection – hit up Sam on 0401 240 042 or Jason on 0478 686 093 to help secure your trophy home today.