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This Brookfield home is so large, 1.6kms worth of recycled timber was used for the floors

By Demi Treloar

MINING executive Geoffrey Haviland, and his wife Madeleine have just listed their Queenslander at 144 Upper Brookfield Road, Upper Brookfield.

The couple are downsizing from the 6ha property as their three children and six grandchildren live interstate.

There is 1.6kms worth of recycled Western Australian hardwood karri timber is used throughout the home.

Marketing agent David Treloar said it had one of the biggest wardrobes he had seen

The timber was originally used for the columns of a woolstore in Fremantle and have been used in the home as floorboards.

It also has an Edwardian fireplace sourced from a mansion in the one-time old gold city Castlemaine, Victoria.

144 Upper Brookfield Rd, Upper Brookfield.

“We have loved living here so we’ll downsize naturally. Our children are busy and our grandchildren are at university or doing their thing and they haven’t got tome to keep coming and visiting us. I don’t have help cleaning the house, the trick it to always whiz around with a duster,’’ Ms Haviland said.

The timber for the floors was sourced from a Western Australia woolstore.

“It’s got guest quarters but you could park 40 cars here if you had a party.”

It is listed through David Treloar, of Ray White Albion.

He said the house had one of the largest his and her wardrobes in Brisbane.

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