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 2020There is an open fire and polished Jarrah floorboards.Mr Howard had been searching for a property in the area for some time and fell in love with the home the moment he stepped in the door.“It was one of those experiences where you walk in and you think ‘I’ve got to have this’,” he said. The bedroom at 361 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo.The owner struck gold after ripping up the carpet in the home and finding solid Jarrah timber floorboards beneath it.“The floors have been polished and we have maintained all the existing character,” he said.“It’s a beautiful in architectural style and the quality of the build was fantastic.”Mr Howard said they did, however, update the kitchen and bathroom, as well as installing airconditioning.A sunroom at the front of the home is Mr Howard’s favourite to kick back and relax in.“It is warm in the winter, cool in the summer and the light is beautiful.“Old architects knew how to build a house to take advantage of the weather.“It’s nice to sit there, having a drink with a nice cool breeze blowing through the louvres.” The home at 361 Cavendish Rd, Coorparoo, is for sale.A RARE opportunity to own a home designed by a famed 20th century architect has arisen as its owners move on.Michael Howard has enjoyed the 1931 Spanish revival home at 361 Cavendish Rd for the past four years and is hoping its next owner will love it as much as he has. The home has french doors.“It’s a gorgeous feeling house,” Mr Howard said.“It’s like a little fairy cottage.”The home was designed by architect Eric Trewern, renowned for a number of homes he designed around the city, including 4 Welwyn Cres, Coorparoo, which recently sold for a suburb record of more than $5 million. The leadlight windows have great detail.While Mr Howard has not made any structural changes to the home, he set out to restore it to its former glory.
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