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The home at 45 Middle Street, Coopers PlainsAFTER 43 years in the same family, this cute post-war home in Coopers Plains is looking for a new owner.The cherished house located at 45 Middle St was home to Estelle Sundholm before she recently passed away at the age of 86.Everything from the floral wallpaper and lace curtains to the well-established garden has her mark on it.According to her daughter, Robyn Cooke, nothing much has changed about the property since her mother and father bought it in 1974. The home has an eat-in kitchen.“It’s very much still that era,” Mrs Cooke said.“She and Dad decorated the place together and he passed away in 1983 so I think keeping it the same way reminded her of Dad.“She’d never live anywhere else.”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 2020Mrs Cooke is now reluctantly selling the property with her brother, Rodney Sundholm.“It’s got an immaculate garden,” Mrs Cooke said. “The garden was (our mother’s) life.”Strip back the wallpaper and the carpet over the hardwood floors and it’s easy to see the potential the two-bedroom property offers. The home has hardwood floors under carpet.The house has two sleep-outs, a separate toilet and a spacious living area.The traditional eat-in kitchen is spacious and has plenty of bench and cupboard space and natural light. The home is on concrete stumps and has a garage, laundry and storage space downstairs. There is also a big lockup shed with rear access on the 620sq m corner block. Russell Matthews of Matthews Real Estate said the property would make an excellent investment or a great place to live.Middle St is a short walk to schools, shops, buses, rail, QE2 hospital and Griffith University.The home is on the market for $585,000. read more