The home at 18 Laurier St, Annerley is on the market for $770,000THIS lovingly renovated home is in a sought after section of Annerley. Irene and Peter Unicomb were renting the two-storey home at 18 Laurie St when the previous owners began renovating. “We took it upon ourselves to help,” Mrs Unicomb said. “The bathrooms and kitchen were renovated and the home was painted inside and out.“All the old carpets were ripped up to expose the floorboards.” Once the home was spruced up, the previous owners put the property on the market. “By that stage we’d fallen in love with the place, so we decided to buy it off them,” Mrs Unicomb said. “We loved its quirkiness. It’s roughly 60 years old and it’s not your average brick and tile home.More from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020“Once it was ours, we took out all the casement windows and replaced them with cedar double hung windows with Crimsafe security screens. We also changed some of the doors for cedar doors.” The home has an open plan kitchen and living area, three bedrooms, a study and two bathrooms. Mrs Unicomb said the back veranda was her favourite part of the property. “We’ve had many barbecues there and in the afternoons we let out our five chooks and sit and watch them,” she said. Mrs Unicomb said she and her husband were selling to retire to their hometown of Port Macquarie. “We decided we wanted to go back to a smaller town. Don’t get me wrong, we love Brisbane and we love the house but it’s time for a change,” she said. Mrs Unicomb said the home would suit young professionals because it was so well located. “It’s such a great position. I can leave my front door and be at a bus stop in less than a minute and in town quicker than calling a cab.” The property is being marketed by Russel Matthew from Matthews Real Estate for $770,000.“Quietly situated in a prime Annerley location often referred to as The Golden Triangle, this well maintained home has room to move,” Mr Matthews said.