Three quirky homes for sale during the coronavirus lockdown

Written by The New Daily in Buying on April 30, 2020

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While onsite auctions continue to be on hold during the coronavirus lock-down, some of the nation’s quirkiest listings are sniffing a unique opportunity.

From funky trimmings to a rainforest renovator’s paradise, these irrepressibly charming homes are hoping to stand out among current properties for sale.

109 High Street, Campbell Town, Tasmania

Brimming with history? Check.

Grandiose? Check.

Stained-glass windows, elaborate chandeliers and a single-bedroom residence topped off with a steeple? Check, check and check.

Gallery downstairs, bedroom upstairs? Those dreams can be realised in this church. Photo: Knight Frank

This heritage-listed church nestled along Tasmania’s Midland Highway combines Victorian-era architecture with a distinctly modern twist.

The main bluestone building adjoins a newly renovated, two-storey mud brick residence.

The mud brick residence has many uses. Photo: Knight Frank

With metallic spiral staircase, stone kitchen and a quaint courtyard separating the buildings, the diverse property could be ideal for an Airbnb entrepreneur, distiller, or private home owner with exceptional taste.

1255 Donnybrook Road, Donnybrook, Victoria

Melbourne’s northern corridor is one of the fastest-developing areas in the Victorian capital, and this seven-bedroom property could be the ideal palace for the modern Brady Bunch.


Perfect for a modern version of the Brady Bunch who also have a taste for Mediterranean decor. Photo: AE Gibson & Co

Resting on 3.23 hectares (eight acres) off the Hume Freeway, the property’s unassuming exterior hides what can only be described as old-school opulence. Brick archways form the cornerstones of the main living areas, while the decidedly Mediterranean kitchen is outdone by a piercing blue bathroom – complete with miniature marble statues.


Vivid blue and marble – is there any better combination? Photo: AE Gibson & Co

And did we mention the velvet? So. Much. Velvet.

The property’s asking price is $2,500,000.

1037 Beaufort Street, Bedford, Western Australia

This Perth brick home is just the tonic for weary house hunters seeking out a sprawling inner suburban property for less than $600,000.

The front door opens up to a lounge room replete with intricate ceiling details, a wood fireplace (with an accompanying art deco mantlepiece), and picture rails that would satisfy the fiercest art collector.


Coco Chanel once said: “Before you leave the house, take one thing off”. What happens when there’s plenty going on in the home? Photo: Harcourts

But it’s the centrepiece games room where the magic really happens. There, aspiring World Series of Poker champions can hone their craft among a jungle of plants. Very Las Vegas indeed.


From Perth to Las Vegas? Here’s where your journey could start. Photo: Harcourts

Elsewhere, though, the home stays true to its no-thrills 1930s persona, with an understated renovated bathroom and pastel-coloured bedrooms.