Charming renovated Queenslander up for grabs- by Annie Lyon

Although Pamela Cash was keen to jump straight in renovation of her home at Northgate, she quickly realised that she lacked clear direction for the process.

She decided to call on an expert- her trusted family builder.

“When I started I was out of my depth, so I got my builder, whose judgement I completely trusted and he oversaw everything,” she said.

“I didn’t pay mega bucks, but I did pay a little bit extra for him to oversee the entire project.”

Pamela’s only instruction for her builder was that he retain the period charm of the home.

“It was quite derelict when I began, but the house had good bones to work with,” Ms Cash said.

Since completing the renovation Pamela has decided to downsize and has put the 5-bedroom, 2-bathroom Queenslander up for sale.

Her marketing agent Michael Calder said her focus on retaining the original grandeur of the home was what made the renovation so successful.

“She hasn’t done a contemporary renovation on the home,” he said.

“It’s delightful to see a home owner with so much integrity and respect for preserving authentic features.”

Pamela was also happy with the outcome of the renovations, which she said took a solid six months.

“It’s absolutely beautiful and such a labour of love,” she said.

Her advice for other renovators would be to maintain a consistent design throughout the entire property.

“I think a beautiful house deserves a matching garden and I’ve tried to keep the charm of the house flowing through to the garden by growing roses and building cottage gardens,” she said.

Pamela hopes that the new residents will enjoy her meticulously renovated home as much as she has.

“The character of the home is charming and it’s in such a nice community, where everyone looks out for each other.”

“I think it would be perfect the perfect home for a family,” she said.

* This article was published in the Courier Mail’s Home lift out

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