Surprising transformation hidden behind deceptive exterior

first_imgThe house at 11 Akora St, MacGregor, is for sale.ON THE outside this MacGregor house looks like your regular, tidy, lowset brick abode.But prepare to be transported upon stepping foot across the threshold. The bathrooms are sleek and modern.More from newsParks and wildlife the new lust-haves post coronavirus13 hours agoNoosa’s best beachfront penthouse is about to hit the market13 hours agoThe garage is now a massive master suite, and the ensuite has a deep soaker tub for unwinding after a long day.This area is separated from the other bedrooms by a living and dining room which has polished timber floors.The home’s three other bedrooms are serviced by a bathroom with a double vanity, and a separate toilet.There is also a separate laundry. Pendant lights are a feature of the dining room.Mrs Bellas said she had also enjoyed living in MacGregor due to its quiet atmosphere and its convenience.“It’s really peaceful and it is close to everything,” she said. “It’s a minute to the (Pacific Motorway), there are a lot of good schools around us and all of the shopping centres are walking distance.”The Bellas are now hoping to move somewhere that does not have a backyard.The house is set to go to auction on March 30, 9.30am.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:44Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:44 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p288p288p180p180pAutoA, selectedAudio Tracken (Main), selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenHow to bid at auction for your dream home? 01:45 Inside is a stone feature wall and a fireplace.Maria and Jim Bellas bought the house at 11 Akora St about five years ago and have since taken sledgehammers to walls, turning it into the ultimate contemporary home.“We gutted everything inside and started from scratch,” Mrs Bellas said.“We more or less just left the framework inside and we made the double garage into a bedroom, walk-in wardrobe and ensuite.”center_img Polished timber floors sweep through the house.The living room is Mrs Bellas’ favourite space of the home.“We did a stone feature wall, and another feature wall with glass and downlighting in it,” she said.“We just sit back and relax in there.“There is an electric fireplace in there as well so it is nice in the winter time to sit and watch a movie.” The garage has been transformed into a bedroom.last_img read more