This Beechmont Queenslander is located a hop, step and jump from Lamington National Park in the Gold Coast hinterland. My husband and I love a Sunday drive in both the Sunshine Coast and Gold Coast hinterlands in the summer months. Not only is the temperature a good five or so degrees lower than Brisbane, there are also so many places to buy fruit direct from growers on the side of the road. And guess what, it is officially summer in Australia in a few days and that means mango, lychee and stone fruit season!!
This Queenslander has not undergone any major renovations as the updates are mostly cosmetic. As such, this house exudes country charm with a large wrap-around verandah and a green, leafy outlook.
From this angle, the height of the house is obvious and shows that there is potential to renovate and build under if more space was required. While she is a beautiful old home, I would freshen up the exterior with a fresh coat or paint and paint the door a different colour – probably white – but maybe even a bold black door.
The front verandah is a dream. I love the door bell – so quaint.
The white door opens into one of the bedrooms. I would love to convert the entrance to french doors with a wispy, whimsical curtain and floats on the breeze.
As you can see, the kitchen has been simply renovated. Since it’s a quite a large space, it could probably accomodate a kitchen table.
The dining room is one of the largest rooms in the house and I would repurpose it as a living / lounge area and make the warm fire a focal point. Imagine winter in this house – it would be cold and perfect for a hot fire and a warm hot chocolate.
Here is the floor plan. A simple three bedroom house with one bathroom and plenty of opportunity for renovation. Seems like the best of both worlds?
This Queensland is located in Beechmont and is not for sale. It was sold for $460,000 in January 2017 by Mark Parry of LJ Hooker – Nerang. The real estate listing is here.