6 Oct

Yeronga home packed with potential

first_imgThe home has been well maintained.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Mr Devine’s uncle bought the land when he immigrated to Australia from the UK in the early 1950s and built the existing house. He then sold it to Mr Devine’s father, who raised his family there with his wife, who died last year.The home has two bedrooms as well as a separate, large studio that would make the perfect teenager’s retreat or accommodate extended family.“My brother and I, when we were teenagers, moved into that studio and that was our little den of iniquity you might say,” Mr Devine joked.The home survived the 2011 floods and has been tastefully updated since. The home at 36 Ormonde Rd, Yeronga. IF WALLS could talk, this much-loved family home would have more than half a century of stories to tell.The post-war house at 36 Ormonde Rd in a tightly-held pocket of Yeronga has been in the same family since the 1950s.Set on a larger- than-average 607sq m block and surrounded by million-dollar properties, it is a rare find.Owner Chris Devine spent most of his childhood at the property with his two siblings and will be sad to see it sold.“I was brought up there from the age of nine, so a lot of memories in that time. It was just a terrific family home,” he said. There is a studio in the backyard.Kate Wilson of McGrath Estate Agents said it was rare for houses to come on the market in the suburb.“It’s a really tightly held pocket of Yeronga so they are few and far between, especially in that condition,” she said.“Whether you are looking for something to invest in, renovate or just the perfect place to build your dream home, you can’t go past this location.”Ms Wilson said the Yeronga market was in high demand.last_img read more