Auchenflower Queenslander renovated to luxurious standards

Auchenflower Queenslander renovated to luxurious standards

New York marble, crisp white walls and warm oak floorboards bring a luxurious touch to this century-old Queenslander.

It took two years of searching for Travis Watson and his family to find the house at 16 Thomas St, which according to CoreLogic Data was built in 1910.

“We were very fastidious with the search,” Mr Watson said.

“I had lived in Milton for 11 years and the family was expanding, and while it took two years to find the right place, we fell in love with Thomas St the moment we walked in the door.”

It was freshly renovated when he moved into the house, with the previous owner a builder.

The only things Mr Watson had done to the property since moving in a little more than two years ago was making it more dog friendly, and installing 5kW solar panels.

When Mr Watson and his partner moved into the house they had a son, now four, and have since added twin daughters to their family about a year ago.

He said the house had been perfect for raising young children.

“You’ve got this living area downstairs that goes straight out to a deck and a big, flat, grassy area,” he said.

“The kids love it out there, running around on the grass, jumping on a giant trampoline and playing in the sandpit.

“Raising young twins was pretty crazy but I think the house provided a lot of versatility for doing that.”

An upstairs open-plan kitchen, dining and living area which leads out to a deck was Mr Watson’s favourite of the home.

“It’s the hub of the home, and I’m a wine rep … so it is nice to be on the deck when the sun is going down, looking at the city lights dappled through the trees and sit back and have a glass of wine at the end of the day.”

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