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Dilapidated cottage becomes beautiful home

An old run-down 1920s home has been remarkably transformed into a stunning modern dream home.

The property looks so different it could be mistaken for a completely new home rebuilt after a knock-down.  

The beautiful double-story home was bought for $672,000 this time last year when it was just a tiny worker’s cottage.

Now this Queensland stunner is set become someone’s new home when it goes to auction in March.

This newly renovated home at 123 Swan Street Gordon Park has been remarkably transformed since it was purchased last year for $672,000, pictured before and after 

The older version of the property, while neat, featured a shabby driveway and garage, old furnishings, rusty doors, and old lino flooring. 

The newly renovated property in dramatic contrast is the epitome of modern living with European oak flooring and ducted air-conditioning. 

The outside features a remarkable entertaining deck with a barbecue in contrast to the non-existent deck on the old property.

The living room (pictured) is modern with beautiful European Oak flooring  and modern furnishings

The living room (pictured) is modern with beautiful European Oak flooring  and modern furnishings

The old living room had old lino floors, tiling and lighting and had a very old feel about it

The old living room had old lino floors, tiling and lighting and had a very old feel about it

The lovely pressed metal ceilings and roses are just about the only features of the older property that have been maintained. 

The newer version also includes an extra bedroom, an electric front gate and double-lock-up garage and a front deck perfect for a coffee overlooking the parklands. 

The separate kitchen and dining areas in the old house have been revamped into a perfectly planned open space kitchen and dining area with a breakfast bar. 

This delightful and modern decking on the new home would be the perfect place for entertaining friends 

This delightful and modern decking on the new home would be the perfect place for entertaining friends 

The old backyard pictured, featured just a small grass area, steps, and no outdoor decking

The old backyard pictured, featured just a small grass area, steps, and no outdoor decking

The luxury property has also been renovated to include a fancy master suite including an en suite and stand-alone bath. 

Garry Jones from McGrath Estate Agents Wilston said the owner designed the renovations herself and they were completed within seven months.

‘As the project grew too big for one person, she decided to sell,’  he said. 

He expects the property will ‘charter new prices’ and is ‘very different’  in character from other properties in the area.  

The modern kitchen features two oven and a breakfast bar with beautiful European Oak flooring

The modern kitchen features two oven and a breakfast bar with beautiful European Oak flooring

In contrast, the old kitchen although neat, had old wooden cupboards and flooring with very little space

In contrast, the old kitchen although neat, had old wooden cupboards and flooring with very little space

The property, located near parklands with easy access to the major tunnel network, is 20 minutes from the Central Business District of Brisbane. 

The home at 123 Swan Street Gordon Park is scheduled for auction on March 17 at 10am.

The kitchen and dining area expands out into the outdoor decking area making it the perfect entertainment venue

The kitchen and dining area expands out into the outdoor decking area making it the perfect entertainment venue

The old living area was closed in and was not nearly as open as the renovated property 

The old living area was closed in and was not nearly as open as the renovated property 

The master bedroom in the new property has a beautiful ensuite including a modern bath and double sink

The master bedroom in the new property has a beautiful ensuite including a modern bath and double sink

The new bedroom has a lovely white painted walls and big windows in contrast to the smaller windows in the old house 

 

    

 

 

 

 



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