Northgate house restoration good for another 100 years
PEARY Street is named after an Arctic explorer who died the year this grand Queenslander was built.
The restored home at 35 Peary Street, Northgate, will turn 100 next year and carries its history with pride.
Janet and Norm Brooks bought the 810sq m property in 2004 and spent most of 2005 renovating.
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“We lifted the house and moved it forward on the block to line it up with the other houses on the street,” Mrs Brooks said.
“We terraced it, excavated underneath, and replicated the upstairs of the house downstairs.”
The similar floorplan has allowed for dual living, with an additional three bedrooms downstairs, with a lounge room and laundry.
“It was only the two of us,” she said. “What we decided was we needed to renovate to the standards of the street. We couldn’t do a renovation for two people, it was a family home, even though we were going to be living in the home.”
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A new kitchen and ensuite have also been added upstairs.
“It’s the warmth and interesting features that I love,” Mrs Brooks said.
“The polished floors tell a story, you can see where walls used to be, and it shows what the house has gone through over the years.”
RE/MAX Premier Consultants at Chermside are taking this property to market with a selling price of $1.65 million.
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