Gold Coast beach shack going under the hammer

24 Pine Avenue, Surfers Paradise going to auction on November 30.
A BEACH shack built in the 1950s on a prime piece of land in Surfers Paradise is set to go under the hammer this month.
It is the first time the Budds Beach property at 24 Pine Ave has hit the market in 70 years.
The sellers, siblings Frank Hall, Marylou Doody, and Veronica Tobin, said their parents – the late Tom and Jewel Hall – built the shack in the 1952.
The house in the 1950s and today. It was one of the first houses in the area. Supplied.
“The block of land was a wedding present for my parents from my grandfather,” Ms Doody, who lives in south Brisbane, said.
“My grandfather and father actually built the house.
“There was nothing else there when it was built, it was all swamp”
Mr Hall said the house was used as a holiday home and fisherman retreat.
The house was here long before high-rises appeared.
“My father was a keen fisherman,” said Mr Frank Hall, now based in Townsville.
“We used to go down there from Brisbane religiously.”
Mr Hall said he was unsure what his parents paid for the block, but said it would have been in pounds and probably “only three figures”.
He said his fondest memories as a child in the area were fishing and swimming in the river.
“When I was little I used to go down to Budds Beach and swim for hours until mum would chase me out to have lunch,” he said.
“Then I would go back and she would have to chase me out of the water to have tea.
“As I got older I got a surf board and used to go down to the surf.”
The house is in practically new original condition.
The Block bidder gives up Gold Coast dream home
Villa Casa the most viewed property in Australia this week
Burleigh beach shack in original condition hits the market
Ms Doody said she recalled Surfers Paradise as a small beach town where she was always playing outside.
“We used to go up to the sea and it was just she-oak trees and sand dunes,” Ms Doody said
“Lots of shells would come up on the beach and a lot of driftwood.
“We would collect the driftwood and make a fire on the beach which you can’t do now.
“It was a very idyllic holiday, very much out in the fresh air and salt water.”
One of the bedrooms.
The family has watched over the years as the area transformed from having three-storey walk-ups to rows of high-rises along what is now known as the Glitter Strip.
“We saw the whole area change,” Mr Hall said.
“Even the roads, when my parents first built the house it was just sand before all the kerb and channelling was installed.”
“What is now Bumbles Cafe was the old local corner store and they had a list of lollies where we would take a penny down and buy lollies.”
The kitchen has been updated.
The three-bedroom shack is in original condition although the kitchen has been updated.
It has timber flooring, a fireplace and carport.
“We would love to keep it but we are really just keeping nostalgia now,” Mr Hall said.
“It’s not really the family holiday home anymore.
“We’ve had our kids grow up going down there and even our grandkids but it’s an inheritance now.”
“We have to all agree and it’s time to move on.”
The house is on a prime bock at 24 Pine Avenue, Surfers Paradise.
The property is on the market through Harcourts Coastal’s Katrina Keegan and Penelope Nicholls.
“This level block offers the ultimate blank canvas for anyone looking to either redevelop the home or embark on a boutique luxury development,” Ms Keegan said.
“Featuring naturally bright interiors, multiple living areas and a lovely child-friendly yard, this home still promises a high degree of comfort in its current form.”
The property goes under the hammer on November 30.

The post Gold Coast beach shack going under the hammer appeared first on

Don’t Stop Here

More To Explore