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THE childhood home of local developer and Brisbane identity Marco Ferro has hit the market for the first time since it was built nearly 40 years ago.
The home at 18 Victoria Terrace, Gordon Park, was built in 1985 by his father, Sam Ferro, who worked on the construction of the Indooroopilly bridge.
The managing director of Ferro Property Group has fond memories of growing up in the two-storey, five-bedroom brick home, which sits on a double block.
“It is the biggest house on the highest hill in Gordon Park,” Mr Ferro said.
“They just don’t build homes like these anymore. The rooftop terrace, which is above the
four-car garage, has been engineered so that you could build a pool up there.”
Marco, together with his brother Frank, followed their father’s footsteps and began working in the family business after they finished school at nearby Padua College.
Marketing agent Elisa McMahon of Adcock Prestige said the home had recently been renovated and would suit a large family given its many living and dining spaces and potential to add a self-contained, dual-living suite or granny flat.
“It is a property to suit large families with, say, four to five children, looking to be in the area and close to local schools,” Ms McMahon said.
“This home presents an excellent, large family alternative to the more expensive suburbs of Ascot or Clayfield.”
Inside, there are high ceilings featuring ornate cornices, designer lighting, engineered oak floors, porcelain wall tiles, and the kitchen’s original, white marble benchtops have been maintained.
A wide, tiled verandah wraps around two sides of the home, plus there’s a garden pavilion, a balcony off the upper level’s master suite, and a rooftop terrace capturing 180 degree views.
The property is for sale via best offers by October 29.
Ferro Property Group’s residential projects include London Residences in West End, and Brookwood Residences in Lutwyche.