This husband and wife team raised the renovation bar by transforming a tiny Coorparoo cottage

first_imgEasy living at its best.“It’s like a mother’s retreat” she said.Mrs Mylne said their high standards will ensure the next owner has a home of quality for decades to come.6 Lancaster St, Coorparoo, is being auctioned on-site today by Harcourts M1 Coorparoo at 3pm. Dine al fresco whatever the weather.She said the downstairs area flowed onto the yard so she could watch the children play while relaxing.Mrs Mylne said they were thoughtful about every aspect of design and finish, and even created a little luxury in the ensuite by placing a picture-frame window next to the bath and using trees to screen for privacy. Amelia and Charlie Mylne with their children Ava, 2 and 12-week-old Max are selling their home at auction in Coorparoo. Picture: Nigel HallettWhen Amelia and Charlie Mylne came upon a minuscule circa 1930s cottage last year, they saw something other buyers hadn’t.“This house had soul,” Mrs Mylne said.“We walked in and it just felt ‘right’. It was literally a matchbox – it would take five seconds to walk from the front door to the back door.”Fifteen months later and 6 Lancaster St, Coorparoo, is a far cry from where it started. The house has been immaculately renovated to create a two-level, five-bedroom, three-bathroom family haven.center_img Pretty as a picture.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home3 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor3 hours agoReno inso…Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 1:51Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -1:51 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, 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.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenThis 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.Turn two old chairs into a rustic table01:51 Related videos 01:51Turn two old chairs into a rustic table03:24Bring the coastal vibes to your outdoor area06:59River Shack Ep. 1: caravan conversion02:07Lana’s Dream Home: ensuite03:45How to change a tap fitting06:39Lana’s Dream Home: Ep 1Mrs Mylne said she and her builder husband were experienced renovators who liked to capture the charm of older homes. “We take pride in taking on a house that has lots of character, lots of soul, but needs to be revamped,” she said. The lounge/kitchen area on the upper level became their favourite space because the rooms opened on to a deck among the trees.“We can be watching our kids having a play while we get dinner sorted,” Mrs Mylne said. “We can spend time out there among the trees and have a wine, we can have dinner at the servery bench. It’s lovely there.”Mrs Mylne also loved the kitchen with its butlers pantry, two ovens, second dishwasher and island bench.last_img read more