Magical reno in South Townsville
27 AUG 2017
WHAT was once a home showing the signs of age and neglect has been transformed into a stunning Queenslander seamlessly blending character features and modern style.
The four-bedroom home at 31A Nelson St in South Townsville (pictured) was transformed over a 12-month period by interior designer Pam Ellis.
She had planned to live in the home herself but after her husband Stephen Ellis, owner of Ellis Developments, refused to shift from their inner-city apartment the home was listed for sale.
“I was designing this home for myself so a professional woman in her mid-40s who just wants everything the exact way she wants it,” she said.
“In the walk-in wardrobe there is jewellery drawers, a dedicated hanging trouser area so I’ve gone into so much detail.
“I wanted it to be open plan and just really light and airy.
“The kitchen is the Hamptons style because it’s a really fresh look and I’ve made it a chef’s kitchen with a commercial tap and soft-close drawers.
“The luxurious master suite is like a hotel suite so that you wouldn’t have to leave if you didn’t want to”.
The project was Mrs Ellis’s 19th renovation.
The home is being sold by Julie Mahoney from Harcourts Kingsberry Townsville and will go to auction on September 5.
First home buyers will also be eligible for the Government’s first homeowner’s grant because more than 90 per cent of the home is brand new.
The house gives a respectful nod to yesteryear while including modern luxury features such as a Silestone kitchen with butler’s pantry, master bedroom with ensuite featuring a freestanding bath and big rear deck.
The outside of the home has retained the Queenslander charm while inside the signature high ceilings, timber flooring, tongue and groove panelling, timber fretwork and archways have been retained.
Mrs Ellis said she was thrilled with the result and she had loved listening to everyone’s comments at the first open home.
“It’s been a bit of a childhood dream to restore a beautiful Queenslander and when I saw it on the market 12 months ago it had so much potential and I was so delighted when I got it,” she said.
“I was doing renovations over in Europe when I met Stephen and over there it’s all 100-year-old properties so we were working on houses of similar vintage to this one.
“The quality timbers in the original house was just amazing.”