British author sells ‘Jack and the Beanstalk’ home he built two decades ago after writing three novels based off the famous fairy tale
- Cottage inspired by classic fairy tale Jack and the Beanstalk goes up for auction
- Home was built by author and engineer William Andrew Mudie 20 years ago
- He was inspired after writing a book based on inspiration for the fairy tale
- The cottage looks like it has been ripped right from the fairy tale
An enchanting hinterland cottage inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk and nestled in the highlands outside the Gold Coast has hit the market.
English author William Andrew Mudie became so obsessed about the fairy tale that he wrote his own book series, The Foh Fum Legends, detailing the legends and myths around the popular children’s story.
The cottage is nestled atop Tamborine Mountain, 39km west of the Gold Coast in Queensland.
The book inspired Mr Mudie to build the unique cottage two decades ago and he and his wife, Lynne, have lived there ever since.
An enchanting hinterland cottage inspired by Jack and the Beanstalk and nestled in the highlands outside the Gold Coast has hit the market
The pair said the property offers views of the Gold Coast to the east as well as views of the Pacific Ocean above, realestate.com.au reported.
Mr Mudie said he and his wife had no intention of moving off the mountain, and were planning to build on the second plot they own next door.
Harcourts Scenic listing agent Tom Van is handling the property and said it offers potential buyers a great opportunity.
‘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 home was constructed using 150-year-old Queensland bridge-timbers and was designed by Mr Mudie.
The cottage offers two bedrooms, one bathroom and space for four cars on the 1,439m² plot.
The bathroom also boasts a stain glass window depicting a scene from the classic Jack and the Beanstalk tale.
English author William Andrew Mudie has had such an obsession around the fairy tale he wrote his own book series, The Foh Fum Legends, detailing the legends and myths around the famous story.
The bathroom also boasts a stain glass window depicting a scene form the classic Jack and the Beanstalk tale
‘An enchanting fairy tale cottage of old English architecture with arguably the best ocean views on the mountain from Stradbroke Island to the Byron Bay lighthouse,’ the listing states.
‘Picture yourself, deeply immersed in your favourite novel in front of the inglenook fireplace, positioned in the dress-circle of the Tamborine Mountain escarpment.
‘Originally built as an author’s abode, Foh Fum cottage’s presence is as close to a fairy tale as they come.’
The property is also given an extra fairy tale inspired look with well established wisteria draped over the cottage and well maintained gardens.
The property is set to go under the hammer on September 28 and the median price of homes in the same suburb is $459,500.
The property is set to go under the hammer on September 28 and the median price of homes in the same suburb is $459,500