Rugby legend to cut ties with Brisbane suburb

Rugby legend to cut ties with Brisbane suburb

Former Wallabies captain Ben Mowen will cut ties with his Brisbane suburb this weekend.

Ben and his wife Lauren are auctioning off their Camp Hill family home on February 8 – one of 64 Brisbane properties predicted to go under the hammer on the day, according to Domain.

The couple left Australia at the end of the 2014 season and moved overseas for a period as Ben relinquished the role of national captain to pursue opportunities in France.

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8 Henderson Street, Camp Hill, Queensland
See photos of the listing here The property will be auctioned on February 4th at 09:00. (Domain)

Lauren and Ben, who also captained the ACT Brumbies in Super Rugby, bought the property for $1.55 million the year after they flew overseas, according to Pricefinder records. The family returned to Queensland after a five-year stay in France and Ben played his last game for the Easts Tigers in 2020.

The home is on the market through Ray White Bulimba agent Scott Darwon, who will kick off the bidding at 9am on Saturday.

By law, properties going under the hammer in Queensland do not carry an advertised price guide

The attractive home is a rare offering in Camp Hill, with few choices in the inner-east suburb at the moment.

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The rugged Queenslander was built in 1917 and the traditional style remains throughout. (Domain)

Built in 1917, the two-level gabled Queenslander has a grand street frontage of 20 meters featuring symmetrical bay widows framing steps up to the front door.

The home is designed to showcase the elevated 10-meter saltwater swimming pool in the backyard, adjacent to an expansive green lawn, from all the living spaces.

Five bedrooms are on the floor plan, with the master bedroom occupying a private position on the top floor, accompanied by a huge walk-in robe.

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The deck overlooks the elevated saltwater pool and lawn. (Domain)

A recreation room on this floor, with custom joinery and a built-in wet bar, would suit entertaining or a private, boardroom-style home office.

The median home price in Camp Hill is $1,425,000, according to Domain’s latest home price report, for December 2022 (covering the last quarter of the year).

This represents an increase of 9.6 percent over 12 months and 55.7 percent over five years.

The property is one of four auctions Saturday in Camp Hill, according to Domain’s listings.

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