Love It Or List It Australia

Love It Or List It Australia reno recap: Tarragindi, QLD

We take a look at the latest episode of Love It Or List It Australia with Andrew Winter and Neale Whitaker.

Karen and Darrel have been living in a half-finished house for years and Karen has had enough. 

The couple's half-renovated Queenslander is becoming unlivable for the family, not to mention Karen has no real laundry and it's driving her mad. She's ready to pick up and leave and isn't even too concerned about staying in Tarragindi. It seems Mr. Winter has an easier task ahead of him than usual.

However, Darrel wants to stay put. He is convinced that once the home is finished, they will both fall in love with the property once more. 

Andrew's case to 'List It'

"Head just 10km south from Brisbane's CBD and you'll find the beautiful green suburb of Tarragindi. Full of family homes and parkland, it's a really quiet place to live," Andrew tells.

However, this is not somewhere Andrew would be staying...

"It's a great house if only it wasn't stuck right at the bottom of the street with no natural light, surrounded by trees and hidden away - I'd definitely be moving."


READ MORE: Love It Or List It Australia: Meet the homeowners from Tarragindi, QLD

Neale's case to 'Love It'

Neale was tasked with finishing this half-renovated home into something the couple would want to love forever. 

"We managed to turn this half-finished home into a complete two-storey property," Neale explains. "The best part about it was the self-contained flexible living space below - the perfect addition for a family with teenage kids."


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The verdict

Following Neale's massive renovation, the value of the home skyrocketed from $860,000 - $900,000 to $1.1 - $1.2 million.

Despite loving the renovation, Darrel was won over by team 'List It' and was swayed by seeing what else was out there in different suburbs. 

Karen admits they decided in the last few minutes, but ultimately they knw they're doing the right thing for their family, and the dogs of course!

Watch Love It Or List It Australia, Wednesdays, 8.30pm EST on LifeStyle or On Demand

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