THIS Lawnton house was always destined to be a flip for Donna and Rob Erskine.
However, it ended up being a family home of five years.
Mrs Erskine said she saw the potential in the 121 Bray Rd home, despite what was a dated appearance.
“It was like winding back the clock to the 1970s when you first looked at it,” Mrs Erskine said.
“I was drawn to the potential of where renovations could take the property and the large space it provided.”
The couple undertook renovations over the time they lived in the home, with the bulk of it completed within the first two years.
The rest they had finished within the last six months.
“It has new floors, a brand new kitchen, and it has gone from two bathrooms to three,” Mrs Erskine said.
“We also added a full outdoor kitchen (and) now the house is nice and modern.”
Mrs Erskine said the house had been a great place for her two children to grow, with enough room to allow everyone to have their own space.
It was the custom kitchen, however, that was her pick of the rooms, often enjoying cooking savoury dishes.
“The kitchen is my heaven, I love my kitchen,” she said.
“It’s got a 1500mm, big, gourmet stove.
“It’s got wow factor.”
The stove is as impressive as Mrs Erskine suggested, with a teppanyaki plate, deep fryer and two ovens — one of which has a rotisserie.
Mrs Erskine believed the property could be suited to either a developer or family, given the size of the 3857sq m block.
“Because of the size of the home, living area and such a big space at the front for the kids to play, it would suit a family.”