Former Townsville Council CEO lists Castle Hill stunner for sale

Samantha Healy

News Corp Australia Network

FORMER Townsville City Council CEO Brian Guthrie has listed his spectacular Castle Hill residence for offers over $2.5 million.

On a 602sq m elevated block, the sprawling five-bedroom abode has stunning 270 degree ocean and island views.

Spread over three levels, the top level is home to a huge master suite with an ensuite and walk-in wardrobe, two further bedrooms and a separate bathroom.

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The main level boasts two additional bedrooms, another bathroom, a family room, and an open plan living area, kitchen and dining space that opens onto the balcony.

The upgraded European-style kitchen has a butler’s pantry and a double deep commercial sink.

The double garage is also located on this level.

On the lower level is where you will find a secure basement cellar and storage area with power and sink.

Outside there is a fully paved courtyard that flows seamlessly to an in-ground swimming pool and established lush gardens with citrus trees.

With only one immediate neighbour, the property also features automatic cyclone shutters on all seaward exposed windows, an electronic alarm system, a ducted Vacumaid system with an electronic dustpan, automatic irrigation, security screens, solar and a Trelona termite barrier system.

It is being marketed by Emma Nancarrow of Explore Property.

Publicly available property records show Guthrie bought the property for $730,000 back in 2002.

Castle Hill is Townsville’s most expensive suburb, with a median house price of $1.15 million.

The latest REA Market Trends report shows that 29 houses have changed hands in the coveted suburb in the past 12 months, with median house values ​​increasing 4.5 per cent over that same period.

A Stirling Drive residence, which was bought by 1300 Smiles founder Daryl Holmes, holds the suburb record after it sold off-market for $6 million in October 2020.

A Yarrawonga Drive residence sold for $3.2 million in May last year, while the third highest price paid on the hill was for a Cottesmore Crescent house, that sold for $3 million in 2007.

In 2014, 2 Roper Court sold for $2.55 million.

“There has already been strong interest,” Ms Nancarrow said.

“That is from both locals and down south, out of Sydney, and a lot of it has come from the medical fraternity.

“Now is the time they are looking to make a move to jobs.”

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