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You’ve heard it a hundred times before, ‘Worst House. Best Street’. Well, 82 Wahine Drive is begging for somebody to take this ugly duckling and turn her into something special.
A proud Queenslander with good bones, this 3-bedroom beauty is ripe for a reno and requires lots of TLC to restore her former glory. But, it’s not impossible.
High-set and facing East overlooking Canaipa Passage, with boat-ramp at end of the street, you can’t beat the position. Recent sales are pushing into the millions and this property is cheap, at half the price.
Sitting on a 620m2 block and wedged amongst the grandstand-views, you won’t get much closer to the water. With lots of windows and a wide deck, this home has the makings of a great family residence.
Original hardwood floors, high ceilings and spacious rooms give it lungs to breathe. The full bathroom, substantial kitchen and separate laundry are all prime for a makeover, while the bedrooms have built-ins and lots of light-filled windows, just waiting for a family to stir happiness in her heart, again.
A lick of paint, some love in the yard and a bit of elbow-grease will quickly revitalise this lady. There’s no shortage of ideas to inject laughter through the home and build new memories. You could:
• Install bi-fold doors to the deck to take advantage of views
• Enjoy open-plan living with alfresco dining
• Create a farmhouse-style kitchen for family cook-ups
• Revamp the bathroom for a day-spa experience
• Convert the laundry to include a mudroom with access to the back stairs
• Add an ensuite to the master bedroom (instant uplift)
• Establish a veggie garden and add some chooks
• Minimise utilities with solar power and water tanks
Add further value and utilise the area underneath the house, or build a granny-flat for extra income (subject to council approval). Even better, the homes opposite have all been built and you still have forever views to North Stradbroke Island—so what’s to lose?
If you’re after a project for 2022, make this it! You won’t find anything by comparison, as the uplift here is notable. With the Southern Moreton Bay Islands quickly becoming a known quantity, you need to act fast to rescue this duckling.
Do you think you have what it takes to turn ugly into lovely? If so, call Chris McGregor on 0420 555 997. He might not get you through instantly, but you’ll be guaranteed a prize result.
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