FOLLOW US ON FACEBOOK MORE Real Estate expert Andrew Winter on why SEQ’s property market is so strong Best On Show: Win $20,000 towards your new home Locals know it simply as ‘The Castle’ and three bidders were joined by more than 100 curious onlookers in the giant internal courtyard of the five-bedroom home. Onlookers wait for the auction to begin.“That’s my favourite part of the house,” joint seller Marcel Lelievre said afterwards.“Just entertaining or being with family and friends down there. It’s a very special place. No one ever goes there and doesn’t enjoy the peace and serenity.” The property backs on to John Goss Reserve.Kevin Tabrizi and his father Mohammad Tabrizi of Tabrizi Home Builders, were standing in the shade of the courtyard, but it was the 1012sq m level block and the view across to Moreton Bay from the top level open balcony that they had come to bid for. A unique view of Brisbane.“We’re planning to knock it over and build again,” Kevin Tabrizi said. Kevin and Mohammad Tabrizi, after purchasing 14 Ashley Rd, Chermside West.“Vacant lots around Chermside West are hard to come by.“It’s quite a unique position and we think there’s good underlying demand.“We are considering a couple of options, the potential is to split it into two blocks.”Kevin Tabrizi opened bidding at $700,000, with one other party bidding against him. Some of the unique architectural features at 14 Ashley Rd, Chermside West.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa7 hours agoParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus8 hours ago“Developers, families who loved the architecture and uniqueness of the property have all shown an interest,” Ray White Aspley’s Deborah McCulloch said.“More than 120 have been through the house. Everyone knows The Castle.” Auction visitors take pictures from the home’s unique upper level. The observation tower.Within 20 minutes, auctioneer Mitch Peereboom had accepted five bids and negotiated an extra $10,000 behind closed doors to secure Mr Tabrizi’s winning bid of $880,000. The downstairs kitchen.“What value,” one onlooker said as the hammer fell.“I thought it would go for considerably more, but that’s the market at the moment,” said Mr Lelievre, who paid $650,000 for the property in 2013.“I think it was right about where we thought it would go,” Mr Tabrizi said. This castle at 14 Ashley Rd, Chermside West has sold at auction for $880,000.The walls of this iconic Brisbane castle will soon come tumbling down to make way for new houses, after a developer snapped the property up at auction.The property sold under the hammer for $880,000 at auction over the weekend, with demolition now in its future to make way for new developments. The Castle at 14 Ashley Rd, Chermside West.The iconic home at 14 Ashley Rd, Chermside West, was based on a traditional Portuguese country villa when it was built for a Brisbane-based artist in the late 1970s.