Wynnum cottage steeped in bayside history

first_imgThe home has timber floorboards and character features.“They worked out of Wynnum Creek, which runs behind the house,” he said. “All the boats used to be at the back (of the houses) and all the nets.“The other fishermen used to come and go all the time and they would have smoke boxes down there and they would come home and smoke the fish.” 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 2020Mrs Hazel passed away two years ago and Mr Warriner bought her home from his mum and aunt.“We renovated it because it was a little bit old and tattered. We polished all the floors inside, painted it and renovated the bathroom,” he said. The home at 44 Saint Catherines Tce, WynnumA SLICE of bayside history will be up for grabs when this post-war cottage goes under the hammer next month.The two-bedroom, one-bathroom home at 44 St Catherines Tce, Wynnum, has been in the same family for three generations. Thomas “Bondy” Hazel and his wife Hazel Hazel, nee Crouch, built the home next door to Hazel’s parents and across the road from her brother’s house. Mr and Mrs Hazel’s grandson, Nathan Warriner, said his grandfather, great-grandfather and great-uncles were all well-known Moreton Bay fishermen and the St Catherines Tce homes were part of a little fishing community. The bathroom has been completely renovated.The home is on a 713sq m block on two lots. It has open living, dining and kitchen areas, a family bathroom and a sleep-out. The master bedroom has a bay window with under bench storage and security screens. Outside there is an undercover patio and a carport. “It’s a really nice little home,” Mr Warriner said. “It’s really quiet and you get a bit of sea breeze through in summer. “There’s a sleep-out at the front and it’s nice to sit out there and get the morning sun in winter.” The Wynnum property is being marketed by Gail Gobey and Ian Gobey of Sash & Gable Property. The home will be auctioned on June 11 at 11am.last_img

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