A NIGHT out with 10 mates, playing tenpin bowling followed by a Gold Class movie is a two suburb, 5km trek for most residents of Stafford but not if you live at 94 Minimine St.
It is all here on one of the largest residential blocks in Stafford, and realestate.com.au has reported over 2000 property views in its first week on the market. There’s even room to park 10 cars in the garage.
Andrea Richardson’s husband built this incredible piece of real estate and the family of four moved in 14 years ago.
“I suppose we were inspired by the Brady Bunch,” Ms Richardson said.
“It’s a little bit retro.”
The house has been built into a sloping block with a 23m above ground pool wrapping around two sides of the upper level where all the bedrooms and living areas are located.
The property has a separate guest wing with kitchenette and lounge room, private decks, and an undercover patio area. An internal water feature flows through the house to the back patio.
At the back of 94 Minimine St, Stafford, the roof peels off to expose the pool and an artificial turfed backyard with golf putting green that extends almost to the rear of the property.
The impression is of a single level home with only the ground level garage visible from street level.
The idea that this property also houses a two-lane bowling alley, Gold Class style cinema, games hall, wet bar and wine cellar, along with a garage for 10 cars, seems fanciful until you find an inconspicuous hallway door that leads down to the ground level.
The entertainment precinct hugs the footprint of the pool, with the competition length bowling alley running the width of the back of the property with external access through the garage.
“As the years have gone by we went through stages. We used it all the time when the kids were young and we had Christmas and birthdays down there. Then as the kids got older and more involved in school sport, it never got used. Now the kids are grown up and using it with their friends.
“I was last down there for my 40th and I’m 49 now.
“It has served our purpose.”
Chris Rice of Place Bulimba is taking the property to market with tenders closing on May 28 at 5pm.