Auctioneer Haesley Cush at the auction of 38 Palmer Street, Windsor on Saturday, February 17, 2018. (AAP Image/Claudia Baxter)ALL the conditions were right for 38 Palmer St, Windsor to sell.It was an unusual property that had sparked plenty of interest from potential buyers.It was a beautiful sunny Brisbane day that helped showcase of charms of the restored Queenslander home in the highly sought after suburb of Windsor. PICTURESQUE: The leafy home boasts city views.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus21 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market21 hours agoBefore bidding started Mr Cush framed the four-bedroom, two-bathroom home with a pool, tennis court and city views as a home that people would regret not buying. “This is one of those properties that if you miss it, when you drive past it in five years and in ten years and fifteen years and you recall the price you could have paid you will regret the decision, and your passengers will laugh at you,” Mr Cush said. Bidding started at $1.8 million and slowly climbed up above $2 million as three of the five registered bidders showed their hands.Once it reached $2.15 million things slowed down, and after some negotiations a vendor bid raised the price to $2.4 million.After extended deliberations with the vendor, one of the interested bidders said he would go as high as $2.2 million, but this was still too low for the owners to go on the day. DECKSIDE LIVING: The deck has picturesque views.Just what made the property special differed for almost everyone as the auction. One couple from a few streets over said it was more about the size of the block, which at 1215 sqm, was much bigger than most of the homes in the neighbourhood.Another young couple from Newstead said the appeal was about the deck, with its city views, and not in the full-sized tennis court. 38 Palmer St, Windsor has its own tennis court.There were five registered bidders on the day, in among the 40 or so onlookers that came to watch the auction.Yet despite a heated flurry of bids when auctioneer Haesley Cush started the auction at a little past 1pm, it failed to get over the line. Timeless charm.After watching their hopes for an easy sale fall apart, owners Charles and Deb Tyson were still positive they would get a good price for what has been their home for the last 38 years. “We thought we would sell, I guess today was not the day,” Charles said. The couple believed the home was worth the high price because it was in a central part of Brisbane, that unlike almost everything else around it, had not changed much over the last 40 years.“It hasn’t all gone to high rises, and that is the beauty of it,” Deb said.Some of their neighbours had been in the street for longer than them, and generally when a home did come on the market, they said it was older couples like them, who were looking to downsize.Negotiations between the remaining interested parties continued after the auction, and the agent said they were confident it would be sold very soon.