Couple plan to knock cottage home, build unit complex
A GLADSTONE couple are almost ready to knock down their old cottage to make room for seven units.
Sheryl Gheradi and Pat Condon bought their 18 Kent St home five years ago to take advantage of the great views and location by constructing a set of units.
The proposed development has reached the stage when residents can have their say.
Ms Gheradi says their plan is to build a set of practical, open-plan units and that she and Mr Condon will live in the penthouse.
"We have three other properties in Gladstone so we are aware of what the market is doing," Ms Gheradi said.
Ms Gheradi, a business owner, said she liked to "dabble in development", but this set of units would be her biggest project yet.
"We really wanted to take advantage of the views there, so every unit will have a big balcony.
"We're going to make it very liveable and practical too, with plenty of outdoor living."
Their plans have been approved by the council and next they will need to do a feasibility study, look at financing and whether they will rent or sell the units.
"We're not in any hurry because we're not doing this to meet a market need, we're building this for ourselves too."
To have your say on the development visit gladstone.qld.gov.au.