Renovation works on this Queenslander doubled as history lessons for owners

first_img2A Martin St, Freshwater is a classic Queenslander which has been recently renovated to restore the home to it’s original glory. It was also one the first houses to be built in the suburb and is now listed with Champions in Real Estate.THE owners of this classic Queenslander will certainly be holding back the tears when the home they fell in love with during a holiday eventually changes hands. Chenoa and Chris Daniel have called 2A Martin St, Freshwater, home for the past five years and two years ago expanded their family to include their first son, Nash, at the three-bedroom home. 2A Martin St, Freshwater is a classic Queenslander which has been recently renovated to restore the home to it’s original glory. It was also one the first houses to be built in the suburb and is now listed with Champions in Real Estate.They purchased the property as soon as it hit the market five years ago, but the Victorian couple had their eyes on it for much longer. “We were up here visiting some friends, just down the road many years ago,” Ms Daniel said. “Straight away we knew we wanted this house … it wasn’t even on the market then.” The hotel broker and her partner have always loved Queenslanders and after work lured her to the Far North, she was able to purchase a “home full of character”. “I’ve never been into newer standard homes … (I like) something that has a bit of a soul and some history.” Now the Daniel family are gearing up to move to the Sunshine Coast, after recently completing a number of renovations throughout the home. “We didn’t want to or need to do anything major, but we just wanted to fix up a few things to restore the house to its heritage look with some modern features. 2A Martin St, Freshwater is a classic Queenslander which has been recently renovated to restore the home to it’s original glory. It was also one the first houses to be built in the suburb and is now listed with Champions in Real Estate.More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms2 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns2 days ago“It’s been an amazing learning process as well because as we’ve done the renovations and put in wardrobes, we thought ‘where did people hang all their clothes back in the day’. “The two bathrooms are side-by-side and that’s because one of them was an ironing room. So people actually had a whole room for that.” The freshly painted house features a traditional floor plan with striking high ceilings, timber floors, and iconic casement windows. There are dual, open living areas and the main bathroom includes a freestanding claw-footed bathtub and separate shower. The fully fenced 614sq m property also features a wraparound veranda with views out to the nearby cane fields. This property is listed with Champions In Real Estate in the mid $400,000s.last_img

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