Beautiful home with a cracking cubby house hits the auction market this weekend

first_imgCara & Ryan Cox and their children Ben (7), Josie (4) and Sebastian (1) love their home which goes to auction this weekend. Photo: AAP Image/Mark CallejaBEFORE starting their family, Cara Cox and husband Ryan thought a quintessential Queensland cottage would be prime property for kids.Their wishes were granted by 156 Bellevue Ave, Gaythorne. Could this backyard include Brisbane’s sturdiest cubby house?“We’ve got lovely neighbours on both sides and they’ve got young families as well, so there’s lots of playing in between houses. It’s a flat, wide, dead-end street, so most afternoons we’re all out there on a scooter — and there’s bike tracks at the end of the street along Kedron Brook.” Renovations helped create open space for comfortable Queensland living.Mrs Cox said the home had adapted well to their growing family. “We did the renovation just after Ben, our eldest, was born. Since then it’s really suited us well. We’ve poured a lot of love into it over the years and we’re quite sad to be leaving it,” she said.While the home itself is a showpiece, the backyard cubby house might be the clincher come auction day. “Ryan built that from scratch with help from family members,” she said. “It’s the, biggest, sturdiest cubby house around. He dug the (footing) holes by hand with a crowbar. The back deck is a favourite place for the whole family to spend time said Cara Cox — pictured with husband Ryan and kids (from left to right) Sebastian, Josie and Ben. Photo: AAP Image/Mark CallejaMrs Cox said the home would be perfect for another young couple or new family to buy. “We hope to have a drink with them and show them all the things we love about the house,” she said.It will be auctioned by Debora Sutton of Belle Property Wilston Saturday (September 16th) at 9am.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair The family has poured a lot of love into their home at 156 Bellevue Avenue, Gaythorne“We bought it in 2006 and we just fell in love with it from the outside — a Queenslander with heaps of character in a quiet, dead-end street,” Mrs Cox said.But the time has come to say goodbye to the home where they’ve raised their three children.Mrs Cox said despite the house being a darling when they bought, there had been a bit of renovation to the four-bedroom home during the past 11 years.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this homeless than 1 hour agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investorless than 1 hour ago“We built underneath, put a carport out the front, put in a new kitchen and a butler’s pantry. It was very tiny but we’ve opened it up,” she said.last_img read more