Parramatta Park home like a time-warp to the 1970s

first_img410 Severin St, Parramatta ParkWALK through the doors of this Parramatta Park house and be taken back to a glorious time when ABBA was “in”, Lillee and Thommo were petrifying Poms and the bright spark who invented Facebook was not yet born.The unique Severin St house has barely changed since the 1970s. “It is just a bit different, you certainly don’t see many homes like this around Cairns anymore,” said Hannah Fuller of Belle Property Cairns.“We have people walk through and say it reminds them of their grandparents’ house.”Set on almost 680sq m – a relatively large block for Parramatta Park – the three-bedroom red brick house has been described as a “renovator’s delight”.A rear patio is ideal for entertaining while the neat backyard has been well-maintained.Ms Fuller said Parramatta Park was becoming an increasingly sought-after suburb because of its proximity to town.“Many clients have bought into the area and are running successful Airbnb operations, it’s just so close to the city,” she said. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoDescribed as a “1970s gem”, the property at 410 Severin St is listed for offers in the low to mid $300,000s. The property is listed for offers in the low to mid $300,000s.According to CoreLogic, the average selling price for Parramatta Park houses was $472,500 as of May this year.The Tablelands man co-ordinating the sale, who asked to be known as Joe, said his parents had “absolutely loved” their many years living in the home.“We were actually keen for them to move years ago but they just loved it so much,” he said.“They were always playing billiards and listing to records – they were real party animals.“I remember once, about 25 years ago, a Japanese guy who was living around the corner offered them $450,000 for the place – but Dad said no.“It was when the Japanese were buying a lot in Cairns, and I guess Mum and Dad had no idea the downturn would happen – but they were very happy.”The property is open for inspection today from 10-10.30amlast_img

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