‘Diamond in the rough’ hits the market for first time in 52 years

first_img21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights.Ms Matthews described the three-bedroom, one-bathroom home as “a diamond in the rough”.“This suburb is really hot, property wise,” she said.“I’d love to see someone put some love into it.More from newsFor under $10m you can buy a luxurious home with a two-lane bowling alley5 Apr 2017Military and railway history come together on bush block24 Apr 2019“I won’t be broken-hearted if someone knocks it down and rebuilds.“We know people want to come here because it’s so green and lush.” The 3D Diakrit floor plan of 21 Oakey St, Stafford.She said because her mum had spent a lot of time in the kitchen, they decided to renovate it and also gave the bathroom a makeover.Ms Matthews remembered many good times running and riding around Oakey St.LJ Hooker selling agent Dean Hamilton said there was presently an offer on the property. 21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights.Ms Matthews said the home had “good bones” and needed a lovely coat of paint.“I can’t wait to see the future of this property,” she said.“It would be nice for someone else to have new beginnings here.” 21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights.For Karen Matthews and her sisters, the sale of their parents’ home will be bittersweet.Their parents died in November, only days apart from each other.Ms Matthews said their family home at 21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights, was being offered for sale for the first time in 52 years.“We all grew up here — the four of us girls,” Ms Matthews said.“My eldest sister used to live next door. “She passed away about 10 years ago.“It just means a lot to us. I live in the area as well. It’s like my stomping ground.” 21 Oakey St, Stafford Heights.She said her mum and dad were always about providing for the family.“Mum was a great cook and a fantastic dressmaker, and we always had family gatherings and dinners here,” she said.last_img