Selling Houses Australia

Mudgeeraba, QLD House - Before + After

Take a closer look at the amazing Mudgeeraba house makeover completed by Shaynna, Charlie and Andrew.

Maria and Merissa, along with Maria’s Partner Alan, bought this iconic windmill property in 2001. The plan was that Marissa would run the family Indian restaurant business and Maria and Alan would bottle their chutneys and spices.

They decided to close the restaurant to concentrate on the spice business. A few years after that, Maria’s partner Alan, passed away from cancer.  Since Alan’s death the girls have found it difficult to maintain their beloved windmill. Much of their time is taken up with the cooking and mixing of their spices and chutneys, not to mention regular visits to markets and food festivals to promote and sell their product.

The property has been on the market for two long years and this is causing no end of frustration to Maria and Marissa. They need to buy or rent, a small industrial space to run and attempt to expand their small business, but cannot afford to do this until their quirky windmill sells.




Summary of works – Interior

This commercial residence needed to be cleaned up and bought into the modern ages. Buyers need to be able to see that it could be used for a number of purposes. The exposed brink on the inside made it darker than it should be, so we plastered it ready for a lovely soft paint colour to bring it up to date.
The restaurant area was overloaded with product making it feel small. This was an easy fix. The shop front was simply moved to the room next to the entrance allowing the restaurant to be just that. The vintage styling was continued into both the restaurant and alfresco to give a soft comfortable feel throughout.
The residence area was completely dated. Here we freshened up the walls in it’s original tone and installed new window treatment to keep it feeling large and modern. New bedding was used in the bedrooms to create more of a homely atmosphere.

Summary of works – Exterior

This windmill had lost its sails and with them, its identity. So the first job was to
restore them. This was huge job but one we felt was really worth the effort.
And as we’d gone to all the trouble of a major engineering project then a re-paint of the exterior was essential. Charlie chose this straw buff shade which tones in with the brickwork. Re-tiling the steps was a must and these planters and tall trees really gave this entrance the wow factor. Charlie has also completed the café /restaurant style look with a seating area at the back of the property.

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