Just the Thing to Beat the Heat and Occupy the Kids: House with Amazing 50-Metre Water Slide Hits the Market

Brisbane house featuring an amazing 50-metre water slide is up for sale and turning heads of potential buyers.

Craig Gormley, who owns the lavish Parakeet Street property, never intended to build a water slide in his backyard, but when the former family attraction popped up on Gumtree he couldn’t resist.

‘I had no idea if it was going to work, but I bought it anyway,’ Mr Gormley told Realestate.com.

A Brisbane home featuring an amazing 50-metre water slide is up for sale (pictured), turning heads of potential buyers  

Craig Gormley, who owns the lavish Parakeet Street property, never intended to build the slide in his backyard but when he saw the former attraction for sale on Gumtree he jumped at the chance to buy it .

‘I had no idea if it was going to work, but I bought it anyway,’ Mr Gormley told Realestate.com

He said that when he was a child, he had enjoyed the slide all the time at an attraction at Ferny Grove called The Woolshed, which has since shut down.

As an adult he still gets a thrill, however said he remembered the slide being much bigger as a kid.

Under Queensland law, agents cannot provide price guides for properties selling without a listed price or via auction, but it last old for $650,000 in 2014.

The slide isn’t the only interesting addition to the five-bedroom home however, which also features a hairdressing studio, mini golf course and granny flat.

Despite utilising his skills as a professional builder, Mr Gormley was unsure if the slide would be functional.

Pieces weighing between 200 and 300 kilograms were delivered to the home in several lots.

Once permission was given from a building certifier and the council he rounded up a group of friends to put the slide together.

Mr Gormley said he was proud to have owned a slice of history and hopes now whoever takes on the property finds the same pleasure from the piece.

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