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Rare character gem by the river in Bulimba

first_imgThe kitchen at 42 Quay St, Bulimba.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Sitting on 1012sq m of riverfront land with a boat ramp, the home has timber floors in the living areas, ornate ceilings and big windows. There are also three good sized bedrooms with carpet, an updated bathroom and separate toilet. The open-plan kitchen and dining area includes Caesarstone benchtops, stainless steel appliances and white cabinetry. The home at 42 Quay St, Bulimba.“Fred said ‘no’ but my grandfather said everyone has their price, so he came back a week later and asked Fred what his price was.“Fred said ‘£3000’, which was a ridiculously high price at the time but my grandfather had about 10 hairdressing shops around Brisbane so said, ‘yep, no worries, here’s the cheque’.“I still have the handwritten receipt and the original deeds.” The home at 42 Quay St, Bulimba.THIS riverside Queenslander has been in the one family for almost 70 years. Rob Campbell grew up in the home at 42 Quay St, Bulimba, and said his grandfather, John Campbell, bought the home in 1949 just after it had been built. “A fellow named Fred Walmsley built the home and my grandfather was wandering along the river one day and noticed this Fred Walmsley and said to him ‘I’d like to buy your house’,” Mr Campbell said. One of the bedrooms at 42 Quay St, Bulimba.There is also a living area and sunroom with river views. Mr Campbell said Mr Walmsley had connections to the timber industry so the home was built from long pieces of hardwood. “It’s a bloody solid house,” he said. The view from 42 Quay St, Bulimba.Mr Campbell said he grew up in the home in the ’60s and ’70s. “The river was a working river back in those days … it was a real hive of activity,” he said. “We had the biggest playground of anyone we knew. We were always out on the river in dinghies or swimming.”last_img read more