Location is streets ahead

first_imgOne of the family’s favourite places to relax Mr Reece said the home’s entry was the photographic backdrop for many important family events.The new owner will also benefit from the couple’s fastidious nature. What started as a lick of external paint in February evolved into a six-month project that included a full internal paint, floor polishing and a kitchen upgrade. While they’ll be sorry to bid the home farewell, there’s one thing Mr Reece said the new owners can rely on — friendly neighbours. 15 Craig St, Wishart, is being auctioned on site by Kosma Comino from LJ Hooker at 10.30am today.Follow Kieran Clair on Twitter at @kieranclair or Facebook at Kieran Clair — journo Andrew and Tracy Reece are auctioning their home this weekend, but love the street so much they built just up the road. Photo: AAP image/John GassWhen Andrew Reece and his wife, Tracy, bought 15 Craig St, Wishart, more than a decade ago, the location convinced them to sign on the dotted line.Now it’s time for a change and they aren’t going to leave the street.“The best part of the house is the outdoor area that leads onto the park at the back — it’s very private,” Mr Reece said. “It runs straight down to the Bulimba Creek park area — it’s the reason we bought the property and hence why we’re only moving five doors away.”The five-bedroom, two-bathroom home on 774sq m has been the backdrop to the family’s formative years. Its expansive floor plan and outdoor areas have hosted several neighbourhood events.An upstairs retreat was a great escape for the family as well.“We had everything from Monopoly challenges up there, where a Monopoly game could go for a week, to the most amazing Lego Land you’ve ever seen,” Mr Reece said. “You could make a mess there and it wouldn’t affect the rest of the house.”There are high ceilings and ducted airconditioning, a media room, salt water swimming pool and gym zone.More from newsMould, age, not enough to stop 17 bidders fighting for this home2 hours agoBuyers ‘crazy’ not to take govt freebies, says 28-yr-old investor2 hours agoThe home combined a great high-end finish with a brilliant family locality.Mr Reece said the home continued to adapt as the family grew up.“As the kids got older, they had their end of the house and we had our end, and we’d sort of meet in the middle at the entertainment area,” he said.last_img