Bulimba Queenslander catches attention of locals

Bulimba Queenslander catches attention of locals

THIS Bulimba house was so eye catching that several people left letters in the mailbox about a particular aspect of it.

Kerrie Matthews moved from Sydney and into the house two-and-a-half years ago and has since received several inquiries about the colour of the property.

“Since I’ve moved in I’ve had three people that left letters in my mailbox asking what colour I had painted the house,” Ms Matthews said.

“It’s a dark grey outside and it’s obviously a colour that attracts people.

“I didn’t paint it so I didn’t know the colour but I found a spare tin of paint that was left behind that helped the people.”

The two-level house has a classic Queenslander theme upstairs, with VJ walls, polished timber floorboards and picture rails, and downstairs is a more modern feel, with coffered ceilings and open-plan spaces.

This combination is part of what drew Ms Matthews to the home in the first place.

“I have owned three different places in Sydney, the last two were extremely modern … so this to me was a real contrast to have a bit of old world and a bit of new world,” Ms Matthews said.

Ms Matthews said the house had been perfect for when her three sons or her mother came to visit, but believes it would also be suited to a family.

“It’s very family orientated,” she said.

“It’s got a beautifully sized L-shaped plunge pool, and a huge open-plan family and kitchen area.

“It’s also got a butler’s pantry which is really handy for when you don’t want clutter in view — you can just put it in the pantry and sort it out later.”

Ms Matthews is relocating.

“If I could pick up the house and take it — I would.”

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