From hovel to the Hamptons: jawdropping reno attracts big bucks

first_imgThe original small and dated pine kitchen has been replaced with stainless-steel appliances, a stone island benchtop, a butler’s pantry, wine fridge and sleek timber cabinetry.Up another set of timber steps, you’ll find an open-plan kitchen, living and dining room.The original small and dated pine kitchen has been replaced with stainless-steel appliances, a stone island benchtop, a butler’s pantry, wine fridge and sleek timber cabinetry. There’s also a study nook with custom desks.From the living and dining space, sliding glass doors open to a games room and a covered patio with a built-in projector, speakers and a barbecue area with a fridge and sink. AFTER: The kitchen at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, after it was renovated. Picture: realestate.com.au This Hamptons-style house at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, has sold for $1.8m. Picture: realestate.com.auIT’S the look of the moment when it comes to renovating houses, so it’s no surprise a Hamptons style makeover turned a Brisbane hovel into one of the biggest sales in Queensland this week. GET THE LATEST REAL ESTATE NEWS DIRECT TO YOUR INBOX HERE The classic 1930s Queenslander, which sold for $32,000 40 years ago, recently fetched $1.8 million at auction. BEFORE: The kitchen at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, before it was renovated. Picture: CoreLogic BEFORE: The house at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, before it was renovated. Picture: CoreLogic AFTER: One of the bedrooms at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, after it was renovated. Picture: realestate.com.auOther features of the property include a double garage, ducted airconditioning, a water tank, C-Bus lighting system and built-in speakers in every room.The property was marketed by Simon Caulfield and Andrew Bradley of Place Estate Agents.Agent Andrew Bradley described the residence as an ideal family home, boasting state-of-the-art finishes and fixtures while being close to schools and local amenities such as Greenslopes Mall and Stones Corner Village.Greenslopes is 5km from Brisbane’s CBD and has a median house price of $737,500, according to CoreLogic. BEFORE: The outdoor area at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, before it was renovated. Picture: CoreLogic AFTER: The living room at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, after it was renovated.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoDouble black doors open to a ground-floor hallway with polished concrete floors, a chandelier and timber steps leading up to the main living areas.Near the entrance is the carpeted main bedroom with an elegant feature wall. It has a luxurious ensuite, complete with a chandelier, freestanding bathtub, double vanity and glass shower.On the second floor is another bedroom with a built-in wardrobe and an ensuite, a laundry and powder room, a media room with a built-in TV cabinet and access through double doors to the side of the house and a wine cellar. AFTER: The house at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, after it was renovated. Picture: realestate.com.auRenovated in 2011 by Brisbane builder Evermore Designed Homes, the five-bedroom house on 809 sqm at 7 Merinda Street would feel right at home in the playground of the rich and famous — Long Island.But it almost looks out of place in inner-city Greenslopes.The crumbling paint on the facade has been replaced with an understated grey and white colour palette, synonymous with Hamptons style, which has become a timeless trend among renovators. The covered patio.This outdoor space overlooks an artificial lawn with a projector screen that can be viewed from an in-ground saltwater pool with lighting for your very own swim-in night at the movies.Back inside, the very top level of the home has three bedrooms with built-in wardrobes, a separate bathroom and a living room with traditional casement windows and a cosy reading nook. Auction market blitz Coast’s cheapest house tops Brizzie Italian classic sells under the hammer AFTER: The outdoor area at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, after it was renovated. Picture: realestate.com.au BEFORE: The living room at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, before it was renovated. Picture: CoreLogic BEFORE: One of the bedrooms at 7 Merinda St, Greenslopes, before it was renovated. Picture: CoreLogiclast_img

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