50 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne.Melissa Louie always hoped to live at her Virginia Ave home well into her retirement, however, she’s made the decision to move on.The Balmoral born-and-bred resident says the sale of her home, built in 1950, was reluctant.“We are entering into another stage of our lives and think it’s a good time to sell,” Mrs Louie said.Video Player is loading.Play VideoPlayNext playlist itemMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:39Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:39 Playback Rate1xChaptersChaptersDescriptionsdescriptions off, selectedCaptionscaptions settings, opens captions settings dialogcaptions off, selectedQuality Levels720p720pHD540p540p360p360p270p270pAutoA, 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.PlayMuteCurrent Time 0:00/Duration 0:00Loaded: 0%Stream Type LIVESeek to live, currently playing liveLIVERemaining Time -0:00 Playback Rate1xFullscreenClose Modal DialogThis is a modal window. This modal can be closed by pressing the Escape key or activating the close button.Average house? Wait till you see the extension!00:39 Related videos 00:39Average house? Wait till you see the extension!00:31Converted Homes: Jails, shops & police station 00:43Best converted homes 201700:35Dreamy Victorian Terraces 01:59Dream Home: Carlton02:35The Converted: BlacksmithShe bought the home at 50 Virginia Ave, Hawthorne in 2002 and said it had undergone a major extension and rejuvenation in the 1990s, designed and overseen by Brisbane’s Trapp Architects.Mrs Louie described the home, on a 637sq m block, as beautiful, and hoped a family would buy the four-bedroom, two-bathroom property.“It really has a very warm feeling to it; everyone from my friends to workmen say how lovely it is,” she said.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 202050 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne.Mrs Louie said the last renovation was only a year ago and included a total overhaul with a new kitchen, two new bathrooms, a fresh coat of paint inside and outside, and the restoration of the roof.“It did go through a remodel prior to us buying it,” she said.50 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne.As you enter the home, a sitting room features an original fireplace, while an expansive sunroom with soaring glass windows opens to a large, covered entertainment area, perfect for Sunday brunches with family and friends.50 Virginia Avenue, Hawthorne.Mrs Louie said her favourite part of the house was sitting out on the deck enjoying the Queensland lifestyle.The new owners can move in and enjoy the property as is, or add their own special touches, such as a pool and extended outdoor area.Adding another level to the home is another option, as is enlarging the lower floor or removing the house to build the home of their dreams (subject to council approval).