A “paw-fect” Gold Coast beach house left entirely to the RSPCA is set to go under the hammer on Saturday.
The deceased estate at 28 Arthur St, Mermaid Beach was left to the charity by the previous owner and is now up for grabs in one of the most sought after suburbs on the Coast.
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Ray White Burleigh Group agent Conner Malan is marketing the property and said it would be great if the successful bidder also had an affinity “for all creatures, great and small”.
“It’d be a lovely story, wouldn’t it,” he said.
“The previous owner obviously had a fondness for animals by leaving it to the RSPCA so
I’m sure she’d be thrilled if the new owner shared that love.
“Of course, the proceeds from the sale are going to the charity so if you are in the market for a new home and wanting to support a great cause such as animal welfare, then this might be the property for you.”
The Mermaid Beach house is on a 405sq m block and is 200m from the beach.
It’s understood the late owner had been on the title since 1983 when it sold for $79,950.
Mr Malan said housing stock in the “renovator” class was becoming harder to find in the exclusive pocket with the vast majority already snapped up.
“28 Arthur might actually be one of your last chances to grab this type of property in Mermaid Beach,” he said.
“It hasn’t been renovated, or even knocked down and rebuilt yet, so relatively speaking, it’s a lot more affordable than other homes in the area.
“People are still climbing over themselves to secure a property in that part of the Coast.
“These interest rate increases are doing nothing so far to soften demand.”
The RSPCA is often left gifts in wills and occasionally whole estates, such is the case with 28 Arthur St.
“All generous funds bequeathed to the RSPCA go directly to supporting the animals in our care and helping us run our animal care centres and wildlife hospital,” an RSPCA Queensland spokesman says.
“These thoughtful gifts left by animal lovers support our vital work in the community and we couldn’t help over 45,000 animals every year without them.”
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