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  |  grayHaus   |  Brisbane builder selling his own dream home on the river
Kirsty and Ben Morland with Evie

Kirsty and Ben Morland with Evie, 9, Max, 7, and Isla, 5, at their home on Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, which they are selling. Image: Josh Woning.

To say Brisbane builder Ben Morland has a soft spot for Yeronga’s most famous street would be an understatement.

The owner of design and construction firm grayHAUS grew up in Brisbane Corso and has built six luxury houses in the street — including his own dream home.

“My parents built our family home here when I was in my early teens,” Mr Morland said.

“When I moved away, I earmaked this street as somewhere to live and stay in.

This house at 352 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, is for sale.

This house at 352 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, is for sale.

“I drove past one day and a sign was up for sale (in the street) and I said to Kirsty; ‘We’re buying that house’.”

The Morlands subdivided the riverfront block and built two houses on it.

They built their current home at 352 Brisbane Corso on one and sold the other to rugby league coach Wayne Bennett.

The home is a design masterpiece, with a heavy use of concrete.

The home is a design masterpiece, with a heavy use of concrete.

Mr Morland and his wife, Kirsty, along with their three children, moved into their modern masterpiece on 610 sqm some 18 months ago.

“I went above and beyond here,” he said.

“My lovely wife and I had many a robust conversation about the design for about 12 months.

“We always knew we were going to make this the family home, so we had the time to get it right.”

The kitchen is the centre of the home at 352 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.

The kitchen is the centre of the home at 352 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga.

The house is a mid-century modern masterpiece, featuring suspended concrete floors and floor-to-ceiling glazing, offering unobstructed views of the swimming pool, fireplace, outdoor dining area and backyard.

Mr Morland said his wife kept telling him to ‘soften it down’, when it came to the design features.

“I love this house,” he said. “I love how open and free-flowing it is.

“And the street appeal. It has that elevated aspect and is flood-free, which is a plus in Yeronga.”

This mid-century modern design is signature to grayHAUS.

This mid-century modern design is signature to grayHAUS.

But it’s time for a change and the Morlands have an itch to build a new project on acreage.

“Our kids are super active and they need more room to run amok,” Mr Morland said.

“The house would suit someone who had extended family, or an older family with teenagers as there’s a terrific, fully self-contained apartment on the lower level with its own access.

“I had a vision of creating a great house with a connection to the space where the kitchen was in the heart of the home to enjoy Queensland living.”

The property is scheduled to go to auction next month.

The property is scheduled to go to auction next month.

Mr Morland said the family would miss living in Brisbane Corso, particularly being close to the river and the parklands.

“The Corso is an active hub of Yeronga, with a great community feel,” he said.

“I like Yeronga because it’s off the beaten track a bit — close to Brisbane but … this little bubble off the main road.

“It’s a tightly-held suburb. A lot of homes will sell to locals in the area, and a lot offmarket.”

Ray White New Farm Principal Matt Lancashire and prestige agent Christine Rudolph are marketing the Morlands’ property at 352 Brisbane Corso.

This house at 352 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, is for sale. (2)

This house at 352 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, is for sale.

Mr Lancashire said the property in Brisbane’s millionaire’s row was “the hottest new arrival” to the Brisbane Corso when it was built in 2018.

“This mid-century home has a contemporary twist and the grayHAUS team have invested an insane level of detail into creating this welcoming family home, with a layout designed to flow effortlessly between spaces, where raw materials are offset by warm timber elements,” Mr Lancashire said.

Ms Rudolph said the kitchen was at the heart of the home in a seamless integration of living areas.

“There’s a series of more private areas including a study, three lounge rooms, and a four-car basement with storage and a self-contained office/apartment,” Ms Rudolph said.

The home of Susie O’Neill at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, is for sale.

The home of Susie O’Neill at 401 Brisbane Corso, Yeronga, is for sale.

The property is scheduled to go to auction on Saturday, September 5, at 3pm.

Brisbane Corso is also home to Olympic swimming great Susie O’Neill, who is also selling her property at 401 Brisbane Corso.

Other residents include former Olympian turned property developer Mark Stockwell and owners of the racehorse, Winx.

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