Old Queenslander transformed into modern retreat
It was once a modest Queenslander but extensive renovations have turned it into a modern, double-storey retreat
MORE than a decade ago, a modest Queenslander was transformed into a modern family retreat.
Cheryl and John Coffey bought the home at 4/12 Handel Ave 16 years ago, when it was just a single-storey Queenslander.
After several years living in the house, in 2007 the family undertook the massive task of transforming it.
“We pulled it back to concrete ground and four walls,” Mrs Coffey said. From there, they began constructing the two-level house.
Must haves were a large laundry, a big wardrobe and loads of storage.
“There had to be enough space that the little kids could grow into teenagers and have their own space,” Mrs Coffey said. “Everyone had to have their own bathrooms and we ticked all the boxes so I have no regrets.”
Although hard to choose, Mrs Coffey’s favourite room was the main bedroom as it was like a retreat.
Outside are multiple entertainment areas, including one with a teppanyaki bar, and an inground resort-style pool and pool house.
The family is now downsizing.