36 Effingham Street, TarragindiMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“It’s been a very treasured and loved family home,” she said.The home has changed a lot over the years. “In the early 70s, my parents put the extension on the back,” she said.They added the double garage and master bedroom as well as the second floor with three extra bedrooms. 36 Effingham Street, TarragindiIt was not until her grandmother died in 2000 that Mrs Martin bought the property.“It was my family home and I always felt comfortable there,” Mrs Marin said.“It was important for me that it stayed in the family.”She said the five-bedroom house was too big for her and her husband, Andrew, so they had made the tough decision to sell. 36 Effingham Street, TarragindiMr and Mrs Martin transformed the original garage into a pool house, which has a bar and outdoor entertaining area.The home’s interior has also been renovated while maintaining its classic features, including windows and cornices.Mrs Martin said the lounge room was her favourite part of the home as a child. 36 Effingham Street, TarragindiHANDING over the keys to this classic home in Tarragindi will be emotional for Martine Martin.Her grandmother, Stella Browne, bought the property at 36 Effingham St in 1956.Mrs Martin lived in the property with her grandmother, parents and three sisters from the moment she was born until her teenage years in the 1980s when they moved to Moorooka. 36 Effingham Street, Tarragindi“That’s where we played board games and I shared a room with my grandma in there,” she said.“Now it’s the outdoor area – we’ve hosted a bazillion Australia Day barbecues there.“Whoever is lucky enough to be the next owner, I’m sure they are going to have as many fun times as we’ve had.”
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