If 2020’s lockdown had you living in a virtual silo, imagine bunkering down in a real one like this quirky four-silo home priced at $248,000.
It may well have the most awesome ‘rumpus’ room ever, with an internal door in the house opening up to the first two silos, but there’s also a shaft running underneath all four silos connecting them.
Agent Kath Johnson of Main Street Real Estate Atherton said it was “definitely not your run-of-the-mill property”.
“It’s only just gone back on the market on the 24th – Christmas Eve. It was on the market a little while ago. The owners are keen to move on now. They want to do a bit of travelling,” she said.
“It’s a very unique building. It has lots of different options for the new owner whether they just want a quirky residence or they’re looking for something to expand further into the silos … maybe turn it into an art gallery or something like that. We’ve got lots of different buyers moving to the region at the moment.”
She’s listed it as “out of the box living” with a price that seems a steal compared to the average home in Brisbane and other major regional mini-capitals. The property is heritage listed, so while there are rules over how you can transform the silos, you can also apply for state and federal grants to do the renovations.
The four silos are in original condition with a counter weight lift still in place too, according to Ms Johnson.
The property is a two bedroom, single bathroom townhouse style home at the moment, with loads of room to spare within the four silos.
“For as far as the eye can see, the Kairi grain silos stand out as one of the Atherton Tablelands iconic land marks, and the potential to turn this quirky two bedroom home into a gallery, cafe or maybe even go grand and build apartments in the silos … the possibilities are endless,” was how she listed the property.
Recent house sales in the Kairi area vary widely from a six bedder at 1 Favier Road ($1.75m), at the end of November to a three bedder at 14 Irvine Street ($295,000) at the start of 2020.