‘Yellow Cottage’, one of last remaining Surfers Paradise beach shacks to be auctioned

Stuart Reeder from Ray White Broadbeach in front of 15 Thornton St Surfers Paradise, one of the last beach shacks around.

ONE of Surfers Paradise’s last remaining 1950s beach shacks will go to auction after more than four decades in the one family.

Yellow Cottage, a weatherboard shack at 15 Thornton St, is nestled within the concrete jungle of inner Surfers Paradise, harbouring museum-like memories of post-war Gold Coast.

It occupies a 405sq m lot nestled between a boutique block of apartments and a tri-level mansion on a beachside address that is just metres from the iconic sands of Surfers Paradise beach shadowed by Northcliffe Surf Club and lifeguard tower 32.


The shack is in the heart of Surfers Paradise.

With its yellow weatherboard facade, mint green trims and corrugated window hoods, the little cottage exudes the charm and character of a bygone era.

It has been in Luke Blakey’s family for at least 40 years, and he inherited it upon the death of his grandfather, Leo Brennan.

“He bought a lot of properties up and down the coast but it was this one he lived in until he passed away,” Mr Blakey said.

“As a child I would go there and stay the weekend, so it’s been a part of my life since I was born.

“It’s quite sad to be letting it go but it’s time I start a new chapter in my life. I think whoever buys it would probably knock it down and build a new place but I’d love to see it kept and restored.”

Marketing agent Stuart Reeder, of Ray White Broadbeach, said the property was open for inspection today and tomorrow, 10-10.30am.

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