Public unite to help save historic property fit for a king or queen

first_imgBrian Rumble at his Waterford home known as Castle Rumble. Picture: NIGEL HALLETTThe property was built by Brian, an artist and sculptor, who handmade the leadlight windows, ornate sculptures and castle turrets.The quirky project started in the mid 1980s, literally stone by stone.Just as the Rumbles are passionate about their home, so too are members of the public. Brisbane photographer Rebecca Jones has collected more than 1500 signatures on a petition calling on council to step in and save the property.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoAfter visiting the property, which is open to the public most Sundays for free tours, Mrs Jones said Logan had little to no novelties of this nature, with historical and cultural value. “There’s sculptures and carvings everywhere, medieval styling and just overall magic,” she said. Castle Rumble at 54 Gardiner Road, Waterford. Picture: property, which was listed for sale in 2007, was expected to fetch around $3 million before it was removed from the market. It was again listed for sale in 2015 and again in 2017 however only attracted serious offers from developers, which the Rumbles knocked back.Logan City Council spokesman said if a private buyer believed Castle Rumble had potential as a tourist attraction, they would be happy to work with them on their application.Brian originally bought the home as a builders yard to store building materials.He moved into a caravan on the property, layed a concrete slab and then began building rooms one by one. The kitchen of Castle Rumble, which is being sold at Waterford West. Picture: Jono Searle.Logan City Council has no plans to make an offer on the property at this point in time.“Council has not budgeted for such a purchase or carried out a proper investigation into the level of funding that may be required to support tourism there,” the spokesman said.“We believe a considerable amount of money would need to be spent to make the property a viable tourist attraction.“Without that investigation, any purchase would be a speculative and irresponsible use of ratepayers’ funds.” Follow Reshni Ratnam on Twittercenter_img Logan’s Brian and Daniel Rumble are trying to sell their property, a castle, after years of developers knocking on their doors. They are reluctant to sell the property to a developer and have now revealed the price they want. Picture: NIGEL HALLETTHUNGRY developers interested in the sale of a medieval-style home in Logan are having the castle doors slammed in their faces as the owners fight for a fairytale ending.Known as Castle Rumble, the five-bedroom, two-bathroom property at 54 Gardiner Rd, Waterford, is owned by Brian Rumble and son Daniel who want to see their multi-million dollar home saved from developers.Calling on offers of more than $2.5 million for the four-level home on 4ha, Daniel hopes Logan City Council will step in and consider purchasing the property as a tourism attraction.Daniel said his father was 76 years old and wanted the castle’s legacy to live on. FREE: Get the latest real estate news direct to your inbox here. last_img read more

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