Rarely for sale in modern times, this is a rare original home built on land once owned by local pioneer Daniel Currie and selected by him to farm in the 1800’s for its deep rich soils. The main thoroughfare through Nambour, Currie Street, was named after the Currie family.

The farm was later subdivided into housing land known as “Currie Estate”. The rear entrance to this home exits on to Currie Park.

The property has never before been offered for sale in over 75 years since the home was built. The site was selected for its important features of elevation and commanding views, even more impressive today looking out over the ranges and the huge town Nambour has become compared with the 1930’s.

This home was built during a time when recovery from years of depression was still in its infancy. That considered, the quality of the build was not compromised, very much still in evidence today. Much of the design features of the “Art Deco” period of the pre-war era have been retained. Beginning with 10 foot ceilings beautifully crafted in ornate plaster complimented by chandeliers of the 60’s. An interesting centre piece remains in the formal lounge room – an original “Art Deco” light fitting – one of the very earliest fluorescent tube lights of the time; completely unlike the modern versions, this fitting is a real conversation piece. The formal lounge is separated from the dining room by a set of beautiful lead glass doors, very rarely seen today.

To walk into the kitchen with cupboards in perfect condition, and then to realise they are amazingly of the original 1930’s installation, is truly special. The only concession to the modern era is a Simpson electric cooker gleaming like new, itself verging on modern antique status, as a replacement for the original wood fired range.

The main bathroom still features the original bath and hand basin in excellent condition with an adjacent toilet and separate shower room – no thunderboxes in the backyard for this prestige home flushing toilets were part of the original build.

As you do when families grow, so the home was extended, still with high ceilings and still in timber externally with iron roof to match the original residence. Today, there is enough space to accommodate an extended family with one of the new wings including a bedroom, ensuite bathroom and a spa room. The additions allow for a wide range of potential uses, from collectors wanting multiple living rooms to house all their treasures, to families and extended families in need of space and additional bedrooms.

Ducted air conditioning has been installed and split into 2 zones enabling the front of the home to be cooled/heated in isolation to the rear.

To sum up the practical features, we have for sale a stately home in a wonderful elevated position for views and breezes, close to one third of an acre parcel of deep loamy soil with entrances from two streets, making it ideal for multiple vehicle access, boat or caravan, with driveways leading to a huge drive through garages with electrified control-a-doors and a boat/caravan port annexed to the garage structure. There is even a Southern Cross windmill in the back yard – a great piece of Australiana predating the Hills hoist by many a year. Those with a passion for Yesteryear will be draw to this grand old lady. Nothing would delight the family more than to see the home they grew up in and love, pass to a new generation keen to preserve a piece of local history from three quarters of a century ago.

Inspections a pleasure. To arrange a private viewing, please call the Exclusive Agent Ian Black on 5441 3366 or mobile 0407 587 503.
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Suburb Nambour
State QLD
Price Offers from $575,000
Property Type residential
Property ID 917
Category House
Land Area 1,204 m2

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