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Gold Coast cottage inspired by a popular fairytale hits the market

first_img Harcourts Scenic listing agent Tom Van, who is marketing the property at 5A Magnetic Drive alongside Eli Van, said despite the cottage being only about 20 years old, it had plenty of history. “It ticks a lot of boxes as a quirky cottage but you get an awesome story behind it and amazing views of the Gold Coast,” he said. The property will head under the hammer on September 28 with the author set to hand out a copy of one of his books, The Rain Tree, to attendees. MORE NEWS: How this home moved suburbs The cottage was a way the Mudies could bring the fantasy to life, and it even features a colourful stained-glass window depicting Jack, the stalk and the cow he sold. “It was built as a writer’s cottage but I am actually a civil engineer,” Mr Mudie said. “They say it’s very rare for a civil engineer to have any imagination but I beg to differ.”He said the 150-year-old timber taken from an old bridge in Boonah, which was used throughout the two-bedroom home, would be worth close to $250,000. “If you buy a new house they have no character. This is a one-off, you won’t get anything else like this,” Mr Mudie said. “Mt Tamborine is really nice, I look down at the Gold Coast and see the sunrise and on certain days of the year the moon comes up and lights up the South Pacific and it becomes an inky black colour.”Mr Mudie’s property has two titles, one of which the couple will build their next home on. The owners have called it home for the past two decades. That view is enough to inspire anyone.More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa10 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag1 day ago“We are not moving off the mountain, I never got round to building the second property so we will sell this and build the next one,” he said. “We will probably make it an alpine log cabin — a totally different take.”Mr Mudie has written four books in the cottage but wouldn’t spill the beans on his next novel. The author made headlines in 2008 after he was taken to court by Queensland Transport for illegally using a double-decker bus shipped out from London.Mr Mudie was fined $1500 for failing to register the vehicle properly. The 16 criminal charges he was hit with were outlined in his book London Bus on the QT. A fairytale-inspired cottage at 5A Magnetic Drive, Tamborine Mountain, has hit the market.AN English author who brought Jack and the Beanstalk to life with an enchanting cottage in the Hinterland is hoping to sell it for more than a handful of magic beans. William Andrew Mudie engineered his own author’s abode on Tamborine Mountain called Foh Fum Cottage. It has been home to Mr Mudie and his wife Lynne for the past two decades but is now set to head under the hammer later this month. Mr Mudie’s books, The Foh Fum Legends, follow the real stories behind fairytale Jack and the Beanstalk. It is affectionately known as Foh Fum Cottage. It was built as a writers cottage. MORE NEWS: Extravagant home taken from dated to daring Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:50Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:50 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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 Rate1xFullscreenTop tips for sellers in Spring00:50last_img read more