Rare real estate opportunity as slice of FNQ war history goes under the hammer

first_img0 Bowcock Rd, TolgaMYSTERY meets war history at this extraordinary Atherton Tablelands property.With panoramic views, the elevated 73.15ha Tolga block includes two heritage-listed igloo structures which were used as a radar station during World War II.An open-plan studio – complete with a kitchen, lounge, bathroom, bedroom area and large timber deck – features “stunning views to the north”.A cellar has been built underneath the studio, while the fully-fenced property also includes a dam and large water tank. “It’s very rare that such an opportunity becomes available for someone to buy a piece of land that has history and spectacular views like this one,” said Margaret Black, principal of Ray White Atherton.The land has ties to one of the Far North’s most mystifying missing persons cases. At the top of “Bones Knob”, the property belonged to Hildegard Elisabeth Falkenberg, who has not been seen since September 2010. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days agoThe property is being auctioned in OctoberHer disappearance has puzzled emergency services and the wider Tablelands community.The 1999 Suzuki belonging to the elderly woman, known as “Liah”, was found bogged on a nearby road and, despite exhaustive searching, she has never been found. More than seven years later, her property will be auctioned on-site on Saturday, October 14, at 11am.“The property is really an open canvas for its next owner,” Ms Black said. Hildegard Elisabeth Falkenberg went missing in 2010“There’s a nice flat area on which someone could build themselves a home; or they might want to do something to the current studio.“We’re already seeing considerable interest, and marketing has only just begun. This property is very unique.” According to CoreLogic, average house prices in Tolga have risen by 18.3 per cent over the past five years to $388,750. For an inspection or further details, contact Liz Brown of Ray White Rural Atherton on 0418 788 209 or 4091 711.last_img read more