Original Burleigh ‘caravan’ home sold for record $2m at auction

14 Rudd Street, Burleigh Heads, has sold for $2 million.

An original Burleigh beach house built around a caravan achieved a street record when it went under the hammer on Father’s Day weekend.
A doting dad rewrote the Father’s Day script by purchasing his daughter the property at 14 Rudd Street on Burleigh Headland for $2 million.

14 Rudd Street, Burleigh Heads, has sold for more than $2 million.

The auction attracted four registered bidders, one phone bidder and a crowd of about 30 people, along with a live stream audience.
With auctioneer Colin Banks in fine form, the property was hotly contested.
The local buyer emerged triumphant to become only the second owner of the coastal home in its 70-year history.
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The home has been a haven for a Brisbane-based family for seven decades.

Kingfisher Realty sales specialist Yasmin Spencer said: “While some dads might receive a pair of socks for Father’s Day, he has turned the tables by gifting his daughter a home atop the beautiful Burleigh Headland.
“As a Burleigh local, he appreciates the value of beachside property and is extremely pleased to have secured such a prime piece of land.
“It’s fair to say this is one Father’s Day weekend both dad and daughter won’t forget in a hurry.”

Parts of the original hand-made caravan still form part of the house.

The property was bought by Brisbane’s Moneypenny family more than seven decades ago as the ideal block of land on which to locate their home-made caravan.
In ensuing years Eric and May Moneypenny built around the caravan to create a unique holiday home, with six generations of their family having since flocked to the much-loved house for weekend getaways, summer breaks and residential stints.
The $2 million sale is a boon for the original owner’s two daughters who enjoyed childhood holidays in the caravan that first occupied the block seven decades ago.
“It will be emotional to farewell the ‘Burleigh house’ but the time is right,” said 79-year-old

The original caravan built by the Moneypenny family.

Pamela Mitchell, who lives on a rural property west of Brisbane.
Ms Mitchell said her handyman father built the original caravan out of plywood before turning his attention to creating the holiday home that still stands today.
Ms Spencer said the multimillion-dollar sale reinforced Burleigh’s reputation as one of Queensland’s most sought-after locations.
“From humble beginnings as a caravan site, the property has transformed into a multimillion-dollar asset on the back of the incredible growth of buzzing Burleigh,” she said.

The house in earlier years.

Featuring four bedrooms and two bathrooms, the property is surrounded by national parklands and is only a short walk from Burleigh Beach, Tallebudgera Creek, James Street precinct and a proposed light rail station due for completion in 2024-25.
The last highest recorded sale in the street of less than a dozen homes was $1.65 million, which was achieved for No. 2 Rudd Street in 2018 after 149 says on the market
The house had three bedrooms and was fully renovated.

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