A mystical abode is hidden within the trees and surrounding homes of … Beenleigh, near Brisbane. It is for sale, and a friend and I couldn’t resist the adventure of visiting on an open house day. As did a bunch of other intrigued punters.
Mr Rumble started out living in a caravan on this block of land, (which is a huge 4 hectares btw) and built an entire castle himself. And then filled it with things that he made, himself.
What amazed me so much was the dedication and time that had so obviously been poured into every element of this place. A man built by hand, his own dream home. This, is impressive. He didn’t conform to conventions, he didn’t use any interior design rules, he probably didn’t even get council approval for most of it, but what he did was whatever he wanted. I admire this. He was on site on the day, and I don’t know what he was thinking or feeling, but he was hidden away. And it must have been strange for him to see all these people coming and being so nosy, and it must be somewhat difficult to be letting this lifetime of work go.
I’ll let the pictures show you what is truly an incredible property. Also, this video by the real estate agent is pretty cool.
I have been working hard with Signature Property Styling over the last few months. This job is a particular stand out one for us, which we did for Paula Pearce at Place Bulimba. In her words we had “an impossible task in an impossible timeframe”. (more…)
Repurposed and renovated buildings are some of my favourite streetscapes to look upon. To me, there is not much more exciting than giving new meaning and life to unexpected spaces around a city. In Brisbane, the Teneriffe Woolstore Apartments are a beautiful example of this. With due respect and highlight to history, blending modern architecture into the the authentic features of the buildings, Teneriffe is one of the most sought after areas to live in Brisbane. (more…)
I find Hannah Johnson to be a warm, welcoming, charming and interesting lady. And I would describe her home as a reflection of these qualities.
A flying visit to her abode one day, made me so curious to explore it more. Things like vintage tea cups and interesting artwork always catch my eye, so I invited myself back and found out a bit more about the home that is Hannah’s. (more…)
I had the privilege of working with a designer friend Lindsay Southwell from Signature Property Styling on this project last week. Our very first job, this home is a gorgeous, light, airy Queenslander at Wynnum West, that we staged for sale in Brisbane. (more…)
I first saw Hoo Ha Bar in a write up in Brisbane’s fabulous Map Magazine. Having a love for coffee, craft beer and exposed brick I immediately felt like I wanted to investigate. It is quite unassuming from the outside, but stepping up and into the cafe from Tribune St is quite simply lovely. It is light, airy and welcoming and the interior is humble but well put together. (more…)