ON A post in this kitchen are markings that span as far back as 30 years.
It is the kind where a child puts their back up against it, and their parent marks how much they have grown.
When Ian and Kylie Weir set out to freshen up the architecturally designed property at 9 Ormond Tce, Indooroopilly, it was this post they decided to leave untouched.
“Instead, we added our little boy and we hope the new owners keep that going,” Mr Weir said.
Mr Weir said they knew one of the original owners, Brit Andresen of renowned architect couple Andresen O’Gorman, which led to them purchasing the property in mid-2016.
“We almost decided to buy it before we’d seen it because we knew their work,” Mr Weir said.
“We literally just walked through the front gate and decided immediately to buy it.
“It had an incredible atmosphere in that first moment, and we want it to go to someone who has that same feeling.”
It was the family home for Andresen and husband Peter O’Gorman, and Mr Weir believed it was essential to the property’s integrity to continue that narrative, even when updating it.
“We really feel like we’ve kept the enduring story of the house going,” Mr Weir said.
“We modernised it with new appliances, making it more liveable for families, and replaced the hardwoods like for like … as well as painting it.”
True to the architects’ style, the house consists of two pavilions — a horizontal pavilion and a vertical pavilion.
The house juxtaposes curves and corrugated iron with natural woods and many windows.
The vertical pavilion is self-contained, and the horizontal pavilion has a number of decks for different times of the day.