My timber and tin house is in West End, known as Kurilpa by the original Aboriginal inhabitants. Kurilpa means 'Place of the water rat'. In fact Kurilpa is a peninsula located close by the city centre. Which means West End is surrounded by water on three sides. The rich folk have expensive houses with riverfront views. In 1974 they all went under water in the great flood. In the case of this house - it was a waterfront property for two weeks until the water subsided.
We moved here in 1994. We still have river views - every time I climb onto the roof to adjust the TV arial I consider the possibility of building a lookout tower with a deck to take in the view. I never do. Furthermore I may again have a waterfront property one day, if the global warming predictions come true.
C'est la vie.