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This West End Queenslander was in desperate need of a major renovation when owners Tim and Annie Massurit bought it five years ago.
They recognised from the outset that it had plenty of potential with views to Mt Cooth-tha and the city, all they had to do was reinvigorate the hidden gem that was 35 Whynot St.
To do this, the couple used architect plans already drawn to create their dream home and left the adjoining vacant land next door as a yard. Mr Massurit said the work took about a year.
“The plans maximised the view as both levels of the home open out to the city and really engage with the position,’’ he said.
While the front exterior still reflects its origins as a cute timber home, inside is a contemporary double-storey home with four bedrooms, an office or fifth bedroom.
There is a rear deck which overlooks the swimming pool and there is an outdoor shower. The main bedroom is on the upper level of the home, while the remaining three bedrooms are on the lower level.
Mr Massurit said they had configured the home so that their children could live comfortably downstairs and come and go as they pleased.
“That separation is great for teenagers and adults,” he said.
Mr Massurit said they had initially intended to develop the neighbouring block of land but circumstances had changed and it had been useful as a yard when their children were younger.
He said because of the additional land, the property still had plenty of potential for a new owner.
The home is at one of the highest points of the well known street and delivers unobstructed city views.
It was renovated using commercial grade joinery and European appliances.
It has a full house alarm system with keyless entry, and the swimming pool is self-heating and self-cleaning.
Mr Massurit said the renovation was a massive project, but they knew when they saw the view that it was a house they had to have.
Being a 100-year-old house, there were restrictions on what they could do with the facade. So while it appears a simple cottage from the front, it’s something quite different once you walk through the front doors.
Mr Massurit said his favourite part of the home was the living area and the back deck.
“I could just live there,’’ he said.
The home and adjoining land are on two separate titles.
35-37 Whynot St, West End
Two car parks
Ray White New Farm
Expressions of interest close Friday August 4
For source, and pictures of the renovated Queenslander in West End ; http://www.weeklytimesnow.com.au/real-estate/queensland/this-west-end-queenslander-has-undergone-a-major-transformation/news-story/e89ee8228e00d992a871be0f4f63087d