17 Plumbs Road, Tanah Merah“It’s refreshed,” Mr Bryde said.“We’ve repainted inside, we’ve upgraded the kitchen, we’ve put some fencing at the front surrounding the house, we’ve added a couple of airconditioners.“We’ve done quite a bit of work in the yard as well.” 17 Plumbs Road, Tanah MerahSURROUNDED by bushland and lush gardens, this modernised home at Tanah Merah offers a tropical paradise.The property at 17 Plumbs Rd was slightly dishevelled when Michael and Jo Bryde bought it a year ago but renovations and some landscaping has brought it up to scratch. 17 Plumbs Road, Tanah MerahMr Bryde said they were sad to be saying goodbye to the much-loved property but they needed a place with dual living for an elderly relative. 17 Plumbs Road, Tanah MerahThe home sits on a 3456sq m block and has three bedrooms, all of which have built-in wardrobes.It has an open floorplan with a combined family and dining room, which flows into the kitchen and living room. 17 Plumbs Road, Tanah Merah“It’s a nice, big private backyard, especially for the kids – they can run around the backyard safely,” he said.Mangoes, starfruit and lychees are just some of the fruit trees in the backyard.There is also a vegetable garden, Bali hut with spa, which would need to be fenced before it could be used, and three sheds. 17 Plumbs Road, Tanah MerahMore from newsCrowd expected as mega estate goes under the hammer7 Aug 2020Hard work, resourcefulness and $17k bring old Ipswich home back to life20 Apr 2020Despite the much-needed maintenance work it required, Mr Bryde said he and his wife fell in love with the home as soon as they saw it.“It was the tropical gardens and the flow of the house – it has quite a bit of character,” he said. 17 Plumbs Road, Tanah MerahFrench doors open up onto the covered patio, which stretches around the house.There is also a deck area that weaves through the garden.Mr Bryde said this was his favourite part of the home.