The windows in the open plan living area offers views.The heart, however, is the kitchen. It’s an open-plan space that breathes life into the lounge and dining spaces.“It’s all solid timber,” Ms Holden said. “These new kitchens, you put water on them and they melt, but that’s just such a solid kitchen — you just couldn’t build cupboards like that nowadays.”The kitchen is also an archive, with a surprise waiting for the new owners in the cabinetry. “Inside the pantry door, you’ve got the kids’ height chart still there from the 1950s,” she said. “So it’s got this real historic feel to it — and it’s a home that the family just loved.”Ms Holden said there’s already been great response. The renovated Lota home.The home is being marketed through Haydn Meyer of Ray White Manly.It will be auctioned on-site Saturday, March 4, at 11am. Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 7:01Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -7:01 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels360p360p240p240pAutoA, selectedAudio Trackdefault, selectedFullscreenThis is a modal window.Beginning of dialog window. Escape will cancel and close the window.TextColorWhiteBlackRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentBackgroundColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyOpaqueSemi-TransparentTransparentWindowColorBlackWhiteRedGreenBlueYellowMagentaCyanTransparencyTransparentSemi-TransparentOpaqueFont Size50%75%100%125%150%175%200%300%400%Text Edge StyleNoneRaisedDepressedUniformDropshadowFont FamilyProportional Sans-SerifMonospace Sans-SerifProportional SerifMonospace SerifCasualScriptSmall CapsReset restore all settings to the default valuesDoneClose Modal DialogEnd of dialog window.This is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Close Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenQld Property News.07:02Mark and Lisa Holden say their Lota home at1 Bellevue Pde, Lota comes with a hidden surprise. Picture: Adam Armstrong.When Lisa and Scott Holden decided they’d had enough of Sydney and set off north about nine years ago, they couldn’t completely leave the harbour and CBD.“We looked at the map of Brisbane and went ‘where can we live that we’re on the water and we’ve got the train line within walking distance?’, and if you look at the map of Brisbane there’s not many places that have those two things,” Ms Holden said.Brisbane’s bayside won their heats — so much so that when it came time to invest, they wanted to stay close. The revamped kitchen and dining area in the Lota home.They chanted a ‘location, location, location’ mantra and found the perfect little property at 1 Bellevue Pde, Lota.“You open the front and the back door and it’s just the most glorious breeze that runs through,” Ms Holden said.More from newsLand grab sees 12 Sandstone Lakes homesites sell in a week21 Jun 2020Tropical haven walking distance from the surf9 Oct 2019They kept the house tenanted until it came time to sell, then a renovation was on the cards — and they knew exactly how to highlight the home’s personality“Original carpeting — with some really ‘cool’ patterns on it — that we’ve since removed and there’s these beautiful timber brushbox floors that have been polished. They’re just glorious,” she said.