For­mer sly grog shop in Ku­randa listed for a $300,000 sale

The Weekend Post - Real Estate - - Real Estate - BIANCA KEE­GAN

THE site of a for­mer sly grog shop in Ku­randa is now for sale.

Nick­named ‘Fern Gully’, the sin­gle- bed­room cot­tage at 2 Veivers Drive has been listed for $300,000.

Steeped in his­tory, sell­ing agent Jenny Clark said “lo­cal leg­end has it” that tim­ber-get­ter Jack Veivers built a one- bed- room cham­fer­board cot­tage on the site where he sup­plied il­le­gal al­co­hol to lo­cal cat­tle­men.

“Af­ter the cy­clone of 1920 com­pletely un­roofed and de­mol­ished the house, he de­cided to re­build lower down into the gully,” Ms Clark said.

“The orig­i­nal tim­ber was prob­a­bly har­vested by Veivers and milled in Ku­randa, is of ex­tremely durable hard­wood, seem­ingly im­per­vi­ous to ter­mites and dif­fi­cult to drive a nail into.

“The house is still ba­si­cally one bed­room, how­ever the front has been ex­tended as Jack built him­self a ve­randa sep­a­rate to the liv­ing area.”

One side of the cot­tage fea­tures a “sleep out” and the other has been ex­tended for a kitchen, din­ing and lounge area.

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