Auntie Cec's Retro Home



This classic 488m2 block of land with a retro post-war 1950’s home, offers an abundance of opportunity through its charisma and unbeatable location within the highly-sought after pocket of Indooroopilly. The formal name, ‘Chesed el’ is displayed on the plaque positioned at the front door, which connotates safety, love, and kindness within the home and has been upheld by the current owner, Auntie Cec. These features of tradition, location, and land act as the main drivers for the attractiveness it holds, drawing in those looking to invest, renovate, or start anew by removing and replacing with your dream home.

A quaint garden with feature breezeblocks and lucky Jade plants invites you into the home where you are greeted with the formal living room, cooled with air-conditioning, and brightened with casement windows. A carpeted hallway with intricate cornice detailing leads you to the three sizable bedrooms and bathroom. The north-facing main bedroom at the front of the house receives that all-important winter morning sun and cool summer breezes or alternatively is equipped with Fujitsu air-conditioning. The bathroom is compact yet functional with a vanity, shower-over-bath, and toilet, styled with shades of lilac and once a terrazzo floor feature, now covered with lino.

Be inspired by the authenticity of this retro home where dark timber finishes are complimented by the pastel wall colours and sheer lace curtains throughout. The charming eat-in kitchen radiates family feel and warmth from the café curtain on the window above the sink, to the traditional layout. Notable characteristics include the walk-in pantry, original pine cabinets, Westinghouse gas upright stove and Torin rangehood.

Out the backdoor off the kitchen leads down a set of stairs to underneath the house where you’ll find a multi-purpose garage area which includes a laundry, dual tandem car spaces and ample room for entertaining, storage or hobbies.

Access the generous backyard, perfect for a game of hide and seek behind established trees or even an afternoon picnic. There is plenty of sunlight to be soaked up making it ideal for drying clothes on the classic hills hoist clothesline or your gardening endeavors.

The high-set post war home is situated minutes from Indooroopilly Shopping Centre, local parks, public transport, and popular schools including Ambrose Treacy College, St Peter’s Lutheran College and Indooroopilly State School. The location offers an abundance of pathways for both walking and cycling whilst being only 6km from the CBD by immediate highway access.

Auntie Cec’s house will transport you back to the good old days where opportunity and easy living came naturally to most, so we encourage all dreamers, investors, retro lovers and families to come see for yourself and let your mind wander back in time.

Summary of features:

  • Circa 1952 hardwood chamferboard residence with hardwood frame, hardwood floor, concrete stumps and iron roof
  • Remote car garaging with sensor light. Fully fenced, child and pet friendly yard
  • Equipped with NBN. Electric hot water system - 125L installed December 2019
  • Metro-west Convenience Centre down the street with cafes, bakery, bar and petrol station
  • Kenmore Village supermarkets including Woolworths and Aldi and popular Kenmore Tavern only 2.7km away.
  • 3 mins drive to Indooroopilly Shopping Centre with grocery and department stores, cinemas, boutique retail shops and restaurants
  • 550m to specialist Ambrose Treacy College and Montessori Children’s House
  • Western freeway close by providing quick access to the Gold Coast, Ipswich and CBD
  • bWalking-distance to the new Indooroopilly Riverwalk through designated parklands

Auction onsite on Saturday the 23rd of October at 4:45pm, unless sold prior. Contact Martin Hood for more information.

Property Details

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  • LXKB

  • 488 m2

  • 1952

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  • 3

  • 1

  • 2

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  • Auction onsite Sat 23rd October, if not sold prior

  • Residential

  • House


  • air conditioning
  • electric
  • garden
  • fully fenced
  • floorboards
  • remote garage
  • secure parking
  • reverse cycle A/C

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