Place Coorparoo agent Ben Salm, who is leading the sales campaign, said they had had over 45 groups through the property since it launched four weeks ago. “We have had interest from local buyers, interstate buyers, and I am registering a buyer (for the auction) from China,” he said. “There has also been quite a lot of interest from the French (community).“I have been selling here for years and never seen so many French people through an open inspection.” The couple and their children have lived in the house for over a year, but are now selling to embark on their next project.“My brother-in-law has also moved overseas after finding love so he is starting his next chapter,” Mrs Gamez said. 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This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45A NEW house that rose from the ashes of an alleged ‘meth house’ is just one of 12 properties that will go under the hammer tomorrow night.The original house at 7 Tegula St in Mansfield was destroyed by fire in 2015, with the Courier Mail reporting at the time that two occupants of the house escaped unharmed. The original house at Mansfield before it was destroyed by fire. CoreLogicRemains of the charred shell were levelled, and the vacant 645sq m block, which is located within the sought-after Mansfield State High School catchment, was sold for $490,000 in 2016. What remained of the original house after the fire. Supplied.The owners – husband and wife Jonathan and Elizabeta Gamez, and brother-in-law Christian Gamez – have since built a modern, five bedroom “family entertainer” on the block. What the current owners bought for $490,000 back in 2016Mrs Gamez said neighbours had told them that the original house – a housing commission property – was destroyed after a fire broke out under the house, supposedly due to a tenant “cooking drugs”.“We knew Mansfield was an up-and-coming area and within one of the state’s top high school catchments so we bought the land and built this architecturally-designed house,” she said. The new build was the trio’s first major project, with the husband and wife duo having previously completed a number of renovations. The house at 7 Tegula St in Mansfield now Mr Salm will also auction off another property – 17-21 Ajinby Close at Thornlands – at the event.Called Hawstead, that historic Queenslander sits on a whopping 6994 sqm block and was built by Colonel Edward Drury back in 1876.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus10 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market10 hours agoMr Salm said that house, which has been extensively restored and renovated, is also being sold after the vendor found new love.“It is love all around,” he laughed. The house at 17-21 Ajinby Close, Thornlands, after it was renovated.And it is hoped that new love will be found for all of the properties on the auction roster, with the last Place auction event in September setting a new record.At that event, a riverfront mansion at Bulimba cemented a residential auction record when it sold under the hammer for $8.4 million, equalling the highest ever auction sale in the city, a record set a decade ago.While it is unlikely any of the new properties will set a record, some are expected to attract top dollar.Among them is 10 Aaron Avenue at Hawthorne, a stunning riverfront property on the same street as some of the city’s most exclusive properties. Currently owned by the founder of Goodlife Health Clubs, it has four bedrooms and sits on a 606 sqm block. 10 Aaron Avenue, HawthorneA classic Queenslander on a 1012 sqm block at Bulimba, a single-level house just 600m from Hendra’s Racecourse Village, and five apartments, will also go to auction at the event, which is being held at Coco Republic and starts at 6pm.