Queenslander with over eight decades of history heads to auction

855-857 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill

An inner-Brisbane Queenslander with over eight decades of history is heading to auction this weekend.

Situated on 864sq m, the two-bedroom, one-bathroom home located at 855-857 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill, is ready for its next era of ownership.

855-857 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill back in its hey day Photo: Supplied

The nephew of owner Charles (Charlie) William Blacker, Peter Blacker, said the home had an abundant history with his uncle, now in his mid-90s calling the property home since he was 12 years old.

“Charles Archibald purchased the house in 1938, it was a railway house, and we’ve had two generations live there, and our third generation grew up with the house.

“My father would go by and chop the wood, and I had two aunts and an uncle that grew up there.


“My sister and I had special exemptions to go to the house for lunch from Cannon Hill State School, just opposite the house.

“The Christmases held at the house were great.

“It didn’t matter what temperature it was; we had tables lining the house.

Charlie’s man cave at 855-857 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill

“Crabbing was always a fun activity on the weekends, and we would go out and put all the crabs in the boiler.

“My uncle was 12 years old when he moved in there; we’ve had a lot of life out of the house.

“I’ve heard stories about how he made toys, rocking horses and trains with wheels for the children.”

Mr Blacker hoped the new owners could make the home their own.


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“It could be the land, it could be fixing up the house; it’s entirely up to them,” he said.

“Cannon Hill has changed; Charlie is the last of his family, and his nephews and nieces have mostly moved away, so it’s time for a new family to come and do their own thing to the home.”

855-857 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill has been in the family’s possession for over eight decades

Property agent Selina McIntyre from Ray White Bulimba said the property had a wide range of interest.

“From first home buyers to medical professionals and developers,” she said.

“This property holds so much potential, so there is no “perfect buyer” as it can suit many different needs.

855-857 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill is situated on a generous 864sq m block

“With high buyer demand and increasingly low stock levels, our market continues to grow.

“We have not seen stock levels this low in many years, especially within the inner city suburbs of Brisbane.

“Inquiries from buyers and the level of attendees at open homes has not slowed down; therefore, the market can only continue to grow with this level of demand.”

Kitchen at 855-857 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill

Ms McIntyre said Brisbane buyers shouldn’t wait and get into the market as they can.

“Cannon Hill borders some of Brisbane’s most expensive suburbs, including Hawthorne and Bulimba, and as prices continue to grow within inner-city Brisbane, we are seeing more buyers from 4171 be pushed out to 4170,” she said.

Property agent Selina McIntyre, Ray White Bulimba

“We have so much going for us in Brisbane and so much development and growth coming to our city,” she said.

“Get in when you can and be organised when doing so.

“Have your finances ready, and don’t let 10/10 get in the way.

“Sometimes you have to sacrifice one or two things from the shopping list, which can be disheartening at the time; however, the market will look after you, and you will be glad you bought when you did.

“We have a record level of migration in Brisbane as well as significant development growth driven by many factors.

“The Olympics is under 10 years away, and historically cities that have hosted the Olympics have risen majorly in housing prices, so get in now.”

855-857 Wynnum Road, Cannon Hill, heads to auction on Saturday, July 22 at 9am

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