The home at 1587 Nudgee Rd, Nudgee Beach. Picture: supplied.A hidden waterfront gem has hit the market in Nudgee Beach for the first time in almost three decades. The 1920s Queenslander sits on a 1.42ha beachfront block at 1587 Nudgee Rd, the only privately owned land to the right of Nudgee Rd in the area. Owner Jenny Langdon said the property was her own private getaway from modern life. “As soon as I saw, that was it I fell in love,” she said. “The house was pretty run down. The stumps were falling out and the roof was leaking but it was all about the location.” Ms Langdon bought the home with her then husband in 1991. “Our two kids were little and we had a dog, so it was perfect,” she said. “The kids had plenty of space to play and they could walk out the front and go for a swim.” The restored Queenslander at 1587 Nudgee Rd, Nudgee Beach. Picture: supplied.Ms Langdon said restoring the old Queenslander was a labour of love. She renovated the whole house from the roof to the stumps, the verandas to the kitchen and bathrooms. “Everything was done to be classic, to suit the era of the home,” Ms Langdon said.“It’s now a traditional Queenslander with modern conveniences.” Ms Langdon said the seaside acreage only existed for her to buy thanks to the previous owner Mary Kernoski. The property began its life as a pineapple farm leased by Jack Fuller around 1900. He built the Queenslander that currently stands there in late 1920. The property passed through a number of hands before being bought by John and Mary Kernoski at auction in about 1950. The formal dining and living area features a fireplace and stained glass windows. Picture: supplied.The coupled named the property Tullamore and they lived there until they passed away, Mr Kernoski in 1969 and Mrs Kernoski in 1990. Ms Langdon said the couple lost part of their property when the government resumed land for the Brisbane airport. The government tried to resume the rest of the property at a later date but Mrs Kernoski fought tooth and nail and managed to hold onto the remaining 1.42ha. “That’s what the property does, you don’t want to leave it,” Ms Langdon said. More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus11 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market11 hours agoToday the beautifully-restored home has timber floorboards, high ceilings, VJ walls, fresh paint and new LED lights. This screened deck looks out over the ocean. Picture: suppliedThere is an open-plan timber and granite kitchen and meals area flowing out to the veranda, along with a formal lounge room and dining area with fireplace.There is also a second living area, sitting room, gallery and study. The main bedroom has a walk-in wardrobe, ensuite and veranda access while two other bedrooms have access to a private veranda. Downstairs there is a self-contained area with kitchen, living space, bedroom area and bathroom. Ms Langdon said her favourite room in the home was the formal living and dining room with stained glass windows. “I just love that room. It has so much history, if only the walls could talk,” she said. Ms Langdon said she also loved the screened front deck. “You’re sheltered from the wind there and you can just sit and watch the tide come in.”The home is on the market through Alex Phillis and Zack Tanti of Alex Phillis Real Estate.
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