Classic Queenslander

Posted on Wed, 8 Aug 2007 by midcenturyjo

I can across this wonderful house while checking the local real estate online. From the outside it’s a great example of a late 19th century Queensland house, wide timber tongue and groove walls, lovely pine floors and verandas to provide shade from the hot tropical sun. Inside it’s a sensitive modern upgrade that respects its heritage but has that wow factor. A central corridor with rooms on either side is typical of these houses. It helps funnel any breezes through the house. Homes were often raised off the ground to also allow the air to circulate. Here the under house space is taken up by more bedrooms and a massive games room. And the asking price? $2.69 million. It’s in a great suburb, has 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms and a pool but it lets you know just how outrageous prices have become in my neck of the woods. Lovely …. but I’m just dreaming.

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drey says:

How bright and open it feels. I LOVE the outdoor room! That’s the sort I’m after… Still like the benefit of a cover.. Glorious!

kim. says:


no words

vic says:

This is one of the houses I used to dream about. There’s another one down on Moray, near Julius Street that looks quite similar and is equally drool-worthy. I’ve always said that one day, one of these beautiful old Queenslanders will be mine. Although with prices like that, I think that day is a long way off!

Vic you certainly know your Bris Vegas. This one is in Chester St on the way up the Teneriffe hill.

Anna says:

So beautiful – pity about the price tag!

Suzy says:

Its beautiful! I have always been a fan of the traditional Queenslander. The price is a bit crazy, but real estate prices all over Australia have been going through the roof lately.

Jaime says:

wow. that is one beautiful house.

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