Peet Gladstone Charity House at Vantage is sold!
Champagne flowed as the new owners of The Peet Gladstone Charity House at Vantage accepted the keys to their new property this week. The house was sold for $510,000, raising a net profit of $149,607.52 for local charities.
The proceeds will be shared by four beneficiaries - Gladstone Exodus Tutorial Centre, Roseberry Community Services, Gladstone Chaplaincy and Variety – the children’s charity.
David and Nelma Samuelson, from Capricorn Survey Group, made an offer on the 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom executive home, in Peet’s Vantage Estate, at Gladstone, soon after auction in late February.
As sponsors, they had been involved in the project from its earliest stages, surveying the land before construction. Impressed by the quality of the workmanship, as well as the opportunity to help their local community, they have purchased the property as an investment.
“We thought there would always be good karma surrounding this house because of its charity background and it would be ideal for locals to own the house after all of the local community spirit that has gone into developing it,” said Mrs Samuelson.
According to Regional Development Manager of Variety – the Children’s Charity, Carly Quinn, who managed the project, the Peet Gladstone Charity House was made possible by the generosity and commitment of the whole regional community as well as some national suppliers from the building Industry.
"We were overwhelmed by the time and dedication that so many individuals and businesses gave to this project. To see the house sell is a very exciting and rewarding result. This project has been a great outcome for the four local charities involved,” she said.
More than 70 local businesses and individuals worked together, donating time, energy and materials, to construct and decorate the attractive contemporary property.
“The real winners are the disadvantaged children and youth in our region who are set to benefit from the profits,” said Gladstone Mayor and staunch project supporter Cr Gail Sellers.
Major sponsors Peet Limited, provided a huge discount on a prime block of land in the centre of the Vantage Estate community. Construction of the property begun in July last year and was managed by leading Gladstone builders Tenheggeler Homes who donated all of their time and management of the project.
Peet Limited CEO and Managing Director Brendan Gore said, “It has been exciting to watch the house grow. This was an ambitious plan and the Gladstone community should be very proud of its achievement.
“Funds raised have potential to make a big difference in the lives of local families and youth and we are pleased to be part of that process.”
RE/MAX Gold co-owner, Shane McLeod, was delighted with the outcome, as is the lucky buyer. “Charity House has been a fantastic project for the local community and especially the recipients of the proceeds. RE/MAX Gold has been a strong supporter of local community events and charities for many years so when we were approached to co-ordinate the marketing and sale of Charity House, it really wasn’t a difficult decision to get behind the project.” he said.