Construction baron sells riverfront pad
HIS company has been behind the construction of many commercial projects around Brisbane, and now his own labour of love is up for grabs.
Owner Bob Beech of Beech Constructions is selling his stunning, riverfront four bedroom home at 51 Brisbane Corso at Fairfield – a property he bought at auction seven years ago and undertook a massive 12-month build to transform the property into a tropical oasis.
The wow factor starts immediately, with the entry leading in to a resort-style tropical paradise with a Balinese inspired covered walkway and water features.
Ray White Sherwood and Graceville principal Cameron Crouch said the private oasis felt like it was a world away from everything, yet it was very central and only 4km to Brisbane CBD.
“The property is so close to the University of Queensland, three of Brisbane’s major hospitals and a number of primary and secondary private schools,” he said.
Now retired from the construction industry Mr Beech, and his wife Liz Ralston, are looking to downsize and looking forward to going travelling in the future.
“We are definitely looking for a lock up and go type of home next so we can get the caravan and go and visit places like the Mataranka thermal springs in the Top End again,” he said.
“We bought 51 Brisbane Corso in 2011 and it was in bad shape but it always had great bones. “There was no floors and the house had been gutted to a shell.
“Given I had just retired, I obviously needed a project but it was definitely a more extensive build than I was expecting, however it turned out to be terrific.”
Mr Beech said the couple had been living up the road for 30 years and he had just finished a project.
He said he knew the area and the house and so went to the auction and bid.
“The view of the river is one you’d never get tired of,” he said.
“It’s on such a great bend of the river, the view is magic and it’s been a terrific home for us but it’s now time for us to downsize.”
Mr Beech said they had held parties for more than 130 people so the house was made for entertaining.
Ray White Sherwood agent Michael Nolan said this property had everything you could possibly want, totalling 524sq m of floor area over three levels.
Key features include a separate master bedroom retreat that encompasses the whole upper level with stunning river views, four spacious bedrooms each with a fully appointed bathroom, an outdoor garden shower, a large kitchen with stainless steel and granite benches, built-in bar fridges, and quality appliances, a striking timber internal staircase, a private pontoon and a double lock-up garage with a workshop and storage plus a double carport.
“It has a functional layout with the designer kitchen as the central hub to expansive indoor/outdoor entertaining areas, pool and the family TV room,” Mr Nolan said.
“There is plenty of space for the whole family to enjoy individual pursuits amidst these expansive proportions.”