The house at the centre of a neighbourhood dispute, dubbed the ‘Up’ house, has been listed for rent on realestate.com.au.
The City North News reported in August that the 1900-built home at 151 Sydney St, New Farm on 506sq m was wedged in between two apartment towers and was the only character house left from the park side of Sydney St to the Brisbane River.
At the time, neighbours Llyod and Judy Whish-Wilson said in a submission to council that they “were extremely surprised that BCC has allowed this development application to reach the stage of public consultation”.
New Farm and Districts Historical Society president Ross Garnett said New Farm’s history should be preserved, “whether they be a gentleman’s villa or worker’s cottage … these older homes are important for their architecture and the history of their components”.
Urban Planners Queensland director Jessica Reynolds declined to comment about the owners decision to rent the home, but in August said the plans represented an opportunity to enhance the suburb.
According to Cordell, the proposal is still possible with the development application submitted and awaiting council decision.
If approved it will see the construction of a five-storey residential building comprising four two-bedroom and two three-bedroom apartments.
In the meantime, the home is available for rent at $760 a week from January 21 next year.
The two-bedroom house has all the hallmarks of a Queensland character home, including polished timber floors, casement windows, VJ walls and high ceilings.
According to CoreLogic, the owners purchased the home in 2012 for $735,000.