History for sale in iconic Coast locale

When he just a little boy, Colin Wieden wasn't to know that his grandfather Jack Nevin was building a piece of local history.

Now 81, Colin is proud to say that Jack's little fibro and timber beach shack is still standing strong today.

The inter-war home at Maroochydore was built by Jack during the 1940s. "My grandfather was a farmer in Kingaroy, and he had extensive experience with carpentry," Colin said.

"He used to take a travelling sawmill around and cut timber and build houses for people. He was building a house for Sir Joh Bjelke-Peterson in Kingaroy before he built the home at Memorial Avenue."

Designed by Jack as a holiday house for Colin's grand-uncle Clarie Thompson, the home has remained in the family until this day. Now living in Brisbane, Colin is offering the property to market with Lyn O'Pray of Ray White Mooloolaba.

It goes to auction on January 12th, and has a current development application in place. "I doubt that there would be many houses in town that have remained in one family for the entire life of the house," Lyn said.

"It's a chance to purchase an irreplaceable piece of Maroochydore's past." For the full history and other tales behind the walls of the 'house that Jack built', pick up a copy of Domain in this Saturday's Sunshine Coast Daily.

 

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Topics:  architecture, feature, houses, local history, maroochydore, maroochydore beach, property, ray white, world war 2



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