TALES OF CHRISTMAS PAST
OWNED by only one owner and originally built in 1959, this twostorey character home on a 1004sq m block is filled with wonderful family memories.
Owner Grenville Courtland bought the property when he was just 18 and built the home only after marrying wife Jill.
The Courtlands have been a prominent part of the Redcliffe community now for well more than five decades and even played a role in nurturing the lawn on the park opposite their home.
“All the close neighbours planted the grass on The Crescent’s park and then took weekly turns at shifting the sprinklers,” Mr Courtland said.
“Later, the city council took over.”
The property has plenty of potential, with R20/30 zoning for duplex or even triplex potential for up to three 335sq m blocks with 16.5m frontages.
For buyers looking for a family home, the house is in fantastic condition and has a classic floor plan with a formal lounge room, a sunken family room, and a remodelled kitchen with a large dining area.
“Our favourite place in our home would have to be our dining room, where all our family, including great-grandchildren, can enjoy their mothers’ cooking and talk and laugh together,” Mr Courtland said.
“Our favourite memories have been all the birthdays and the 57 Christmases spent here.”
There are also three bedrooms, a rumpus room and two bathrooms.
It has quality features such as solid timber floors, airconditioning and a double garage accessible from Moreing Street.
At the rear, there is a massive concrete pool, a patio and manicured, bore-reticulated gardens and lawns.
“The neighbourhood has always been a nice place to live and bring up children,” Mr Courtland said.
“The close proximity to the city, the airport, schools and shopping centres is also why we are not moving too far away.”