For those of you that don’t know Brisbane, there is an acreage group of suburbs on the south side. ¬†For those of you that play the game, I’m a south side gal ūüôā ¬†One of these acreage suburbs is Gumdale, filled with large homes on huge lots of land. ¬†Of course, it is horse country and is only 20 or so kilometres from Brisbane city.

I was looking through a real estate website a few months ago and decided to have a look at Gumdale. ¬†It doesn’t usually have any Queenslander-style homes. ¬†It’s usually the the large, modern, new build homes that sell at the top end and old, run down high-set brick and fibre homes or the small brick and tile houses at the bottom of the market. ¬†So I was really surprised to find this Queenslander-style home. ¬†It sold in May 2016 by private treaty for $2.525M.

Queenslander style home at Gumdale, on Brisbane’s south side. ¬†Source:

Now, I don’t believe that this is an original put-down-in-the-early-1900s Queenslander. ¬†It is missing a lot of original features and has a lot of new build features like sliding windows. ¬†The feature that it is missing the most, in my opinion, are VJ walls. ¬†What a difference it would make.

Having said that, it is a beautiful home.  The wide verandah that runs along the front of the house would provide picturesque views across the property.  The kitchen and most of the bedrooms open up out onto the verandah.  I always imagine having a bedroom that had french doors out onto a verandah along with wispy, light white curtains that move gently in the breeze.

The front on view is pretty impressive.  Source:


Country living close to Brisbane city.  Source:


Photos of the interior plus more information about the property (including a floor plan) can be found here.  The property was sold by Deborah Evans of REMAX Results.