Old Queenslander transformed into modern Gold Coast retreat

first_img4/12 Handel Ave, Worongary“It’s set up like a little bit of a retreat area and when I open the shutters from the bath, I can see my TV.“It’s very peaceful.”Outside are multiple entertainment areas, including one with a teppanyaki bar, and past an in-ground resort-style pool is a pool house.The family is now downsizing as one child has flown the coup and the others are in high school.But Mrs Coffey is now facing the challenge of finding a house that matches up to the Handel Ave property.“I think we will build again,” she said.“I would like to take all those elements but downsize.” ON THE MARKET 4/12 Handel Ave, Worongary Agent: Nicole Bricknell, Prestige Property Agents Features: Billiard room, entertainment area, resort-style pool Auction: September 5, 6pm Inspections: Saturday 9.30am-10.15am 4/12 Handel Ave, Worongary 4/12 Handel Ave, WorongaryMORE than a decade ago, a modest Queenslander was transformed into a modern family retreat.When Cheryl and John Coffey bought the property at 4/12 Handel Ave, Worongary 16 years ago, it was just a single-storey Queenslander.After several years living in the house, in 2007 the family undertook the massive task of transforming the home. 4/12 Handel Ave, Worongary“We pulled it back to concrete ground and four walls,” Mrs Coffey said.From there, they began constructing their two-level dream house.The mother-of-three said her must haves were a large laundry, a big wardrobe and loads of storage.“There had to be enough space that the little kids could grow into teenagers and have their own space,” she said.“Everyone had to have their own bathrooms and we ticked all the boxes so I have no regrets.”More from news02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa15 hours ago02:37Gold Coast property: Sovereign Islands mega mansion hits market with $16m price tag2 days agoAlthough it was hard to choose, Mrs Coffey said her favourite room in the residence was the main bedroom.“I love my bedroom, it’s my little haven,” she said. 4/12 Handel Ave, Worongarylast_img read more