Corinda Heritage House Up for Extension

Photo Credit: HeritagePlaces/BrisbaneCityCouncil

Plans have been lodged to extend a heritage house located in a low-density residential zone in Corinda. 

The property, located on Lynne Grove Avenue, is an old Victorian house set back from the streets of Corinda. Thus, the proposal to replace the existing carport with a larger residential car parking area (DA A006130271) was filed with Council. 

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According to the development application, the proposed extension will not impact the historical pattern of the dwelling. Views of the site will also not be impeded by the changes. 

The DA, filed on the 20th of October 2022, is still under assessment.

Photo Credit: DA A006130271

The property was entered into the local heritage listing in 2005. It was estimated to have been built around 1887 to 1891 on a farmland owned by Joseph Grieve Young and his wife Eliza Maria Annie Young. The couple cultivated maize, potatoes, bananas, cotton, sugar cane, and arrowroot.

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At that time, Brisbane was booming, following the construction and the opening of the Indooroopilly railway bridge. Yet many of the allotments were vacant for years and remained small farmlands, including the Lynne Grove Avenue house.

After Eliza’s death in 1931, the Public Curator of Queensland took hold of the property before it was transferred to Thomas Grieve Young a decade later. The land was subdivided in 1958.