Celebrity auctioneer Damien Cooley headlines Queensland’s House for Life auction

first_imgA family fun day has been planned around the House for Life auction of 19 Laurel Drive, Helensvale with up to 800 people expected from 10am with the auction kicking off at noon. Construction workers who volunteered to build the double storey Plantation Home on land donated by Villawood Properties. Pictured are Trades and Suppliers Oliver Brett, Taylor Clarke, Brad Box, Steve Comley and Aaron Weston. Picture: Glenn Hampson.And in a charity auction first, the four-bedroom, four-bathroom house at 19 Laurel Drive, Helensvale, will be open to interstate buyers.“At the last charity house, they had no preregistered bidders and then a buyer turned up on the day and bought it (for $692,500 in 2017),” Mr Clarke said.“This one is their biggest house yet, and has had the most interest.” FOLLOW DEBRA BELA ON TWITTER The House for Life Plantation home at 19 Laurel Drive, Helensvale that will be auctioned for charity on Sunday.CELEBRITY auctioneer Damien Cooley is flying to Queensland this weekend to lead the charity auction of the year.Hundreds of thousands of dollars will be donated to Mater Little Miracles on Sunday when all proceeds from the auction of this Helensvale Plantation Home are given to the charity. Prepare now for fires, storms The alfresco, sun deck and resort swimming pool at 19 Laurel Drive, Helensvale.The auction already has seven pre-registered bidders with more expected on the day.All money raised will go to supporting the 250 researchers who are looking for better treatments for the 2000 sick and premature babies being cared for by Mater Mothers’ Hospitals around the clock. MORE REAL ESTATE STORIES Sydney auctioneer Damien Cooley is donating his time to auction the Helensvale property. Picture: David Swift.“I’ve been really honoured to be part of this event,” LJ Hooker agent Brad Clarke said. “It’s for a fantastic charity and going to sick kids.”Response to the no reserve auction campaign has been huge with 250 groups going through the house in six weeks.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoAn ensuite for each bedroom is a popular feature at 19 Laurel Drive, Helensvale.“Generally we’d get 20-30 through a sales auction campaign,” he said.The House for Life charity auction is a partnership between the Mater Foundation and Plantation Homes that began 10 years ago and has raised over $3 million with six houses auctioned so far.Everyone involved in the build, promotion and sale of the homes donate their time and materials, including land partner Villawood Properties. Why the trend towards ‘spools’ is heating uplast_img read more