Today is auction day for 152-year-old Parkview
ONE of Ipswich's oldest homes is set to go under the hammer today.
Parkview, on Downs St at North Ipswich, has had only a handful of owners during the course of its 152-year lifespan - the first of which was Benjamin Cribb.
Boettcher Realty agent Brett Boettcher said the large timber home, situated opposite Browns Park, had attracted interest from dozens of potential buyers.
"We've had 43 inspections," Mr Boettcher said.
"They have all been owner-occupiers, and that's what we would like to see."
Despite its rustic appeal, the home will need extensive renovations, including restumping.
It has been three-and-a-half years since anyone lived in the house.
Benjamin Cribb purchased the land in 1862 and passed the massive timer home on to his family members William Cribb, Joseph Foote and Clarissa Cribb when he died in 1874.
The property remained in the famous Cribb and Foote family until 1898, when it was passed on to another well-known name, Frederick George Springall, the foundry owner and Ipswich alderman, from 1887 to 1891.
Today's auction starts at 10am, with inspections from 9.30am.