46 Deakin Ave Southport“I am used to staging, it has made me particular to details,” Mrs Harrison said.“My partner and I referred to the house as an asbestos palace when we found it.“The exterior, interior and roof were full of it. It was a huge challenge.More from news02:37Purchasers snap up every residence in the $40 million Siarn Palm Beach North10 hours ago02:37International architect Desmond Brooks selling luxury beach villa1 day ago“We had to rebuild most of the house and restore it back to its authentic style.” The 63-year-old said she took out all 30 windows and replaced the glass as well as pulling up all the old floorboards. 46 Deakin Ave SouthportThe quaint three bedroom home has a claw-foot bathtub, glass French doors and imported Spanish floor tiles. Soft grey walls in the kitchen combine with shades of black finishes. A veranda flows to the pool while lavender blooms in the gardens with a pathway shaded by Frangipani trees.46 Deakin Avenue Southport 3 2 2 Price: $829,000Features: Swimming pool, French doors and 40mm stone bench topsArea: 519sq mAgent: John and Nicole Mayer, Ray White Mermaid BeachInspections: Sunday, 11am-11.30am 46 Deakin Ave SouthportAGE has nothing on this classic 1950s-built Queenslander, which setting a style statement for Southport properties. Sitting pretty in the fashionable locale of Chirn Park, 46 Deakin St has had a makeover.Homeowners Sue Harrison and Johan Louw who moved from Mornington Peninsula, describe it as a work of art. 46 Deakin Ave Southport“What was a sad property is now this charming place,” she said. “The front door is the only part I really kept but I have added the imported Italian door handles as a special touch.“The builders absolutely hated working with hardwood but we were really drawn to the Queenslander-style and wanted to bring it back to life.” 46 Deakin Ave Southport“We lived on the Gold Coast 20 years ago but when we came back from Victoria we saw that Chrin Park had evolved as a stylish corner of Southport,” Mrs Harrison said.“It was a place that really fit our personality.” The couple who worked in entertainment, on productions like Disney On Ice, said the property was their 20th renovation project.