first_imgWhen the McKays moved in during the late 1950s, Brian said they discovered their next door neighbours had built a bomb shelter in the backyard during the war.“When we moved in it was mainly filled in,” he said.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus14 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market14 hours ago“You could only walk down the stairs, but the rest was filled in.”He said they spent most of their childhood playing at the Teneriffe Park.“As a kid you’d go and play, we didn’t have iPhones and all those sorts of things.” The car belonging to Brian and Atholl’s mother still occupies the carport.Bidding started at $900,000 and quickly rose to $1.4 million from where bids slowed and reduced to $25,000 increments to reach $1,475,000. The auction was paused to consult with the owners, brothers Brian and Atholl McKay, who quickly announced the home on the market and it sold for $1,475,000.Brian said they were delighted with the result and his brother Atholl, who lived in the Teneriffe home, could now move with him to Esk.Despite living in more than 100 towns for work throughout his life, Atholl has called 8 Waverley St, home for most of his life.“He would go away for work and come back home,” Brian said.“It was mum and dad’s home, they bought it in 56.“Mum died December 2014 — the last four or so years she was in a nursing home in New Farm.“In 2007 there was a bit of family friction, so mum put the house in her name, his (Atholl) name and my name as joint tenants.“So when mum died the house automatically became ours.” First time to market in 63 years The McKay’s first rates notice from 1957.Ms Cantle said buyers were attracted to the dual street frontages and the ability to have a Teneriffe Drive address.The 427sq m block has a gradual northeast slope, with the home configured with a 10.5m frontage along Waverley St and an 11m frontage and carport from Teneriffe Drive. A photograph of the street from the 1950s — the arrow points to 8 Waverley St, Teneriffe. She said it was a pre-war home and while it could not be knocked down and had to remain a single dwelling, the house was in good order. >>FOLLOW EMILY BLACK ON FACEBOOK<< Brian and Atholl McKay’s father George made the front page of The Courier-Mail in 1985 for selling neatly cut wood from the Teneriffe property.“The original section of the home has been virtually untouched since the 70s, but is raised on concrete stumps, allowing renovations to be carried out with ease.” MORE: The urban treehouse for ‘grown ups’ RELATED: Where children get active Belle Property New Farm agent Sarah Cantle said ten bidders registered to buy the home at 8 Waverley St, Teneriffe, four of whom put their hands up to buy. The Teneriffe property has dual street frontages and is close to Brisbane River.Ms Cantle said the McKays bought the home for about $2150. Their first annual rates notice was £14.16, or $25.76. Atholl said today, he pays $800 with a pensioner discount per quarter. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 6:14Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -6:14 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD432p432p360p360p216p216pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenSOLD: 8 Waverley St, Teneriffe06:15More than 50 people turned out to watch a Teneriffe property change hands for the first time in 63 years yesterday.last_img

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