This seven-year-old Queenslander at 51 Blue Hills Drive, Bunya is for sale now.
THROUGH a cracked iPhone screen, Aimee Kadwell saw a video of 51 Blue Hills Drive, Bunya, three years ago.
It was 11pm in Sydney and with three boys under the age of three she had one thing to say to her husband Mark Kadwell: ‘Don’t even talk to me about it’.
A week later, the house was theirs and they began the move to Queensland to be closer to Mrs Kadwell’s family.
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“The first time I came here was when we moved in,” Mrs Kadwell said.
“Mark had flown up to see it, but I bought it sight unseen.”
The design of this contemporary Queenslander however was not unfamiliar to the couple.
Fretwork mixes with modern touches in this contemporary Queenslander.
Architect Garth Chapman had built an identical Queenslander on the Sunshine Coast which the couple had discovered after their honeymoon in 2009.
“We never in a million years thought it would happen that we would be living in a house like that,’’ Mrs Kadwell said.
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“It’s the most beautiful design.
Security screens on all windows and doors allow breezes not bugs in to the house.
“It has all the character and fretwork of a Queenslander but it’s open plan, it doesn’t have all those rabbit warrens. You don’t need to modernise it.”
The couple have added ducted airconditioning, upgraded the pool area, put in new fencing and painted the interior.
The pool is tucked into the bushland setting.
Downstairs is a self-contained apartment, ideal for running a business or hosting guests.
And there are security screens on every door and window.
“There are so many windows, you can see the backyard and the pool so clearly, it’s very well planned. I can see the kids playing outside from the kitchen.
From the kitchen you can see into the backyard.
“It has been so hard to let it go.”
Mr Kadwell used to commute to Sydney for work as the airport is less than 20km away however the couple are now both working in Brisbane and have decided to move to the inner city.
The house will go to auction through Ray White Wilston on November 24.
No pokey rooms here. Open plan living is a feature of this Queenslander.