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Scarborough house builds on 100 year history

Scarborough house builds on 100 year history
Written by The ReReport
As seen in the Source link, written by on 2019-05-22 00:00:00

Tradition meets the contemporary in this renovated 1920s Queenslander at Scarborough that is for sale now through Crown Properties Redcliffe.

WHEN Bob and Sue Cowie rolled up the rugs and curtains and threw them off the back balcony at 10 Margaret St, Scarborough, they were saying yes to the house but no to the state it was in.

This house at 10 Margaret St, Scarborough is open for inspection on May 25 at 2pm.

“I remember our first night in there,” Mrs Cowie said.

“There were no screens and we had to have the lights off because the mozzies were dropping on us and I was looking up at these mission brown battens.”


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The 1920s Queenslander close to Queens Beach has had three owners and the original pencil sketch of the home has been passed down to each owner.

The 810sq m property is a short stroll from the waterfront at Scarborough.

“The first owner built the house, so has made it the perfect aspect,” she said.

“The second owner was German and raised nine children here.”

The Cowie family bought the 810sq m property in 1997 and have a undertaken a full renovation which they describe as a ‘labour of love’.

“We have kept the renovation as original as possible with modern and complimentary or classic kitchens and bathrooms.”

Looking along the dining area and kitchen to the back deck.

Original windows found in the shed were restored and used as part of the new back deck.

Bi-folds have been added, and light fittings modernised.


“There were ugly chandeliers that we took down and we actually wired them up in our tent when we went camping.”

The house has been adapted for dual living with a kitchenette, two bedrooms and living spaces downstairs, and the main kitchen and another two bedrooms upstairs.

Dual living is possible with this second kitchen and living area downstairs.

“It’s been a really big decision to move, but we’re just going around the corner, we really love the neighbourhood.”

A tandem garage has internal access with storage while an additional garage at the back of the property has a workshop.