Brisbane house with Irish pub is up for sale

Brisbane house with Irish pub is up for sale

Get ready to slap down a Guinness and do an Irish jig.

An Irish pub is the last thing you expect to find in a Calamvale home.

Yet there it is. Stage, bar and all.

Dr Sarah Cunningham has been a general practitioner in the area for 30 years, and built her home at 205 Benhiam St 15 years ago.

Born in Scotland, and it is safe to say her heritage influenced the design of property.

“I would describe myself as Glasgow Irish,” Dr Cunningham said. “I grew up in the Irish community.”

There is a billiards room, with red walls, a formal dining room with a fireplace, and finally — the Irish pub.

“The Irish bar is my favourite, I feel at home in there and play my guitar in there,” Dr Cunningham said.

“I sing Irish music … and we have had a lot of good parties in there, using it as a music room.”

The room has shamrock green walls, a bar and raised floor used as a stage.

However, the house was originally inspired by the humble Queenslander, and functioned well as one.

“It is a bit unusual for the Calamvale area, but I couldn’t find a Queenslander near where I work so I wanted to build one.

“I like the wide verandas and being able to have the breeze flowing through the house.”

There are polished timber floorboards, french doors and a solid timber kitchen.

“It’s got those period features and Colonial style.”

Dr Cunningham has made good use of the 2000sq m block, with a lap pool in the backyard, and landscaped gardens.

“It’s got a lovely garden, and a vegie garden and fruit trees. It’s a house where you can swim, play your guitar, grow your vegies and entertain your friends.”

Dr Cunningham is relocating to the Gold Coast.

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